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PEACOCK NECK FEATHERS
When you mention peacocks, it is the India Blue Peafowl that most people think about. Almost every feather on a peacock can be used when fly tying.

PHOTO HERE
Complete Peacock Neck
From a male India Blue Peafowl

Complete peacock necks are hard to find. The above neck was from a friend who raises peacocks and there are hundreds of feathers. Usually the neck feathers are sold loosely in packages with a counted number of pieces. If not available at your local fly shop, they should be easy to order.

Almost all peacock neck feathers we have seen were good quality. Should bad symptoms like the stems easily break would instigate more investigation, but any reputable dealer should not be a concern.

There are are variations in the size of the peacockneck feathers including length, width, diameter and taper of the stems that might need to be taken into consideration with some applications.

Blue Peacock Beast Feathers
Blue Peacock Neck Hackle Feathers
When used as throats two feathers tied
in together will produce better results.

BLUE PEACOCK NECK FEATHERS
The barbs on these feathers are sparse and will not marry to each other. They make great hackle and the barbs can be used as tails. Fly tyers could find many good uses for these feathers.

Peacock Neck Feathers
Peacock Scaled Feathers.
Also referred to as Peacock Breast Feathers
Color of the scaled feathers range from a golden
bronze (pictured above) to feathers with more
of a green tone.

India Blue Peafowl
India Blue Peafowl with Barred Wing Pattern
(Photo courtesy Jeannie)

Screaming Peacock
Screaming Peacock
All feathers used with this fly
are from a peacock.

SCREAMING PEACOCK FLY TYING RECIPE
Description and instructions detailing the construction of the above fly. There are variants that include different head designs such as the patriotic pattern with red, white and blue bands of color.

Peacock feathers have right and left sides with opposing bends in the stems. When tying sets of wings you should to match feathers from opposite sides of the neck.

PEACOCK NECK HACKLE
More detailed information concerning hackle feathers.

PEACOCK HERL
PEACOCK QUILL FEATHERS
PEACOCK SWORD FEATHERS

Peacocks shed all their feathers every year. The peafowl like to eat their smaller feathers. Maybe it has to do with them getting a cheap and abundant source of protein. Photos of live birds on this page courtesy Jeannie.

When buying complete bird skins, the skin should be pliable and scrapped clean of any residue.

Commercially available bird skins and feathers bought in a fly tying shop will be clean and have uniform color when dyed. If acquiring bird skins and feathers from other sources then precautions should to be taken to avoid insects or other pests that could infest your fly tying supplies.

FEATHER CARE AND STORAGE
Some general advice about cleaning and storage of feathers.

ANATOMY OF A FEATHER
Description and parts of a feather

BUYING AND SELECTING FEATHERS
What to look for when buying feathers. As a beginner we bought a lot of worthless and damaged feathers. This page will help in the selection of good quality feathers.
 

MATCHING FEATHERS
How to match and pair feathers when tying feather wings on a fly.


FLY TYING FEATHERS:
AM-GOLD PHEASANT
ARGUS BODY FEATHERS
ARGUS HEN QUILL FEATHERS
ARGUS PRIMARY TAIL FEATHERS
ARGUS SECONDARY WING
BANKSIAN COCKATOO
BARRED WOOD DUCK FEATHERS
BIOTS (GOOSE / TURKEY)
BLUE EARED PHEASANT
BLUE EDGED MANTLE BODY
BRONZE MALLARD FEATHERS
BUSTARD FLORICAN FEATHERS
BUSTARD KORI FEATHERS

CDC FEATHERS

CHATTERER
CHUKAR SKINS
COQ DE LEON
COTINGA
CRANE FEATHERS
EMU FEATHERS
GADWALL DUCK FLANK
GOLDEN PHEASANT SKINS
GOLDEN PHEASANT CREST
GOLDEN PHEASANT TAIL
GOLDEN PHEASANT TIPPETS
GOOSE SHOULDER FEATHERS
GRAY PEACOCK SINGLE EYES
GUINEA FOWL FEATHERS
HUNGARIAN PARTRIDGE
INDIAN CROW
JAY
JUNGLE COCK
KINGFISHER
LADY AMHERST CENTER TAIL
LADY AMHERST TIPPETS
LEMON DUCK FEATHERS
MACAW TAIL FEATHERS
MALAY PEACOCK SINGLE EYE
MALLARD SIDE FEATHERS
MALLARD WINGS
OSTRICH HERL
PARROT FEATHERS
PEACOCK FEATHERS
PEACOCK HERL
PEACOCK NECK FEATHERS
PEACOCK QUILL FEATHERS
PEACOCK SWORD FEATHERS
RINGNECK PHEASANT
SCARLET MACAW
SILVER PHEASANT
STARLING SKIN
SWAN FEATHERS
TEAL FEATHERS
TURKEY FEATHERS

WOOD DUCK FEATHERS

HACKLE FEATHERS
Hackle feathers are a complete subject in themselves and these pages will sort through some of the confusion.

MARABOU FEATHERS
Marabou are fluffy feathers that have a breathing action in the water.

FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING FEATHERS
PEACOCK NECK FEATHERS