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#10769640 - 04/15/15 09:54 AM Turkey Feathers?
BlueNitro Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
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Loc: Lewisville
I killed a turkey last week but shot up the fan so won't bother mounting. What feathers do you guys use when you use turkey feathers? Do you guys have any examples of jigs that you have done before? I have a lot of feathers but no ideas.

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#10769686 - 04/15/15 10:14 AM Re: Turkey Feathers? [Re: BlueNitro]
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#10770016 - 04/15/15 12:27 PM Re: Turkey Feathers? [Re: BlueNitro]
BlueNitro Offline
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Loc: Lewisville
Yeah, I knew that marabou comes from the tail feathers and saved some. Does anyone use the tail, shorter or wing feathers?

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#10770041 - 04/15/15 12:37 PM Re: Turkey Feathers? [Re: BlueNitro]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
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Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
Any of it with a soft stem is as good as it gets. The rest is just how much trouble are you willing to go to but that would be some of your own jigs for sure.

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#10770078 - 04/15/15 12:56 PM Re: Turkey Feathers? [Re: BlueNitro]
larry mays Offline
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Didn't know how long you have been at this so little more info: just look at each feather as you would to tie a jig., The ones you get to tie with is suppose to have had this done. The best feather from a turkey is the one that have a soft stem and will be about 4 inches long. But any of them that can be trimmed to work is ok.

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#10770281 - 04/15/15 02:46 PM Re: Turkey Feathers? [Re: BlueNitro]
AggieKenny Offline
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I tied these from this feather. It caught fish. I don't tie tips, so the stem doesn't affect the way I tie. Just peel the barbules off the stem and go to town.

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#10770486 - 04/15/15 03:58 PM Re: Turkey Feathers? [Re: BlueNitro]
BlueNitro Offline
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Very nice Kenny.

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#10770544 - 04/15/15 04:32 PM Re: Turkey Feathers? [Re: AggieKenny]
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thumb SWEET!!
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#10771506 - 04/16/15 04:48 AM Re: Turkey Feathers? [Re: BlueNitro]
plateboater Offline
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Registered: 05/26/13
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Loc: Illinois
The belly hair going towards the anus. All those light fluffy feathers are great for gill jigs
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