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SILVER PHEASANT FEATHERS
Silver pheasant body feathers are often used for shoulders on streamer flies such as the Carrie Stevens Gray Ghost or throat hackle on steelhead and salmon fly patterns. Silver Pheasant Body Feathers are white with a silver tint from which they get their name. The unique barred patten of
silver pheasant feathers can be used with great effect when tying a fly.

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Silver Pheasant Feather
Most fly tying shops will have Silver Pheasant
feathers in stock or they can easily be ordered.

Silver pheasant body feathers are available at most fly tying shops or can be easily ordered.

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Silver Pheasant Skin
A complete silver pheasant skin will last the
verage fly tyer many years. Complete skins
make matching feathers for cheeks on a
streamer much easier.

Complete skins can be obtained easy enough. We have seen complete skins for less than a hundred dollars and up depending on the size and quality. Of coarse the best quality skins will demand premium prices.

Dyed Red Silver Pheasant Feather
Dyed Red Silver Pheasant Feather
This Silver Pheasant Feather is 3 inches long.

Strung silver pheasant body feathers average around 2-3 inches long.

Dyed Red Silver Pheasant Feathers
Dyed Red Silver Pheasant Feathers
Silver Pheasant Feathers come in a variety
of dyed colors. These individual feathers have
been strung together.

Silver Pheasant Feathers can easily be dyed and are sold in a variety of vivid colors.

Silver Pheasant
When prepping the feather, strip away
the downy barbs on the lower section
of the stem.

There are variations in patterns between feathers. Notice the different number and thickness of the black bars.

Silver Pheasant Fly
Silver pheasant hackle used on this
steelhead fly.

Silver pheasant feathers are often used with hackle applications.

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Silver pheasant feather used for shoulders on this streamer fly

When selecting a matched pair of silver pheasant feathers that will be used for shoulders on a streamer fly, start by finding feathers of the same size and shape. Compare the black bars for patterns that are similar. The feathers should be from opposite sides of the skin with opposing curvature of the stems. For more information on matching feathers see the link towards the bottom of this page.

When buying complete bird skins, the skin should be streatched flat 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
SILVER PHEASANT FEATHERS