Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
>> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies Spey flies to mixed wings, new innovations

Thread: Jungle-cock to Indian-crow feathers Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-11-2001 03:17 AM
Steelheader69 I have the ultimate place for you to get almost all the feathers you're looking for in the US and fairly cheap. Can you say EBAY?!?!?!?!. I bought 3 pkgs of jungle cock for $40. Each pkg had about 100 medium/large jungle cock naiils. Alot cheaper then paying the 60 cents a piece youu'd pay in Cabela's. Youu'll find alot o US guys posting this stuff too. Found one guy who's selling alot of rare exotic feathers on there, but he's iin Singapore and kind of shady. So far Ii've been pleased with everything Ii've bought. Just make sure you see a picture FIRST!!! If you can't see the product you may not get what you paid for.

Hope this helps
11-09-2001 05:06 PM
mayflyman Yes, I am tying classic salmon flies...
I caught my first salmon a week ago and I'm hooked.. (uuugh, bad pun)
It was a 33 inch, 18 pound coho.
It was my first outing with my new Orvis Silver-Lable 9-wt.
11-09-2001 08:32 AM
juro Jungle cock is pretty easy to find, and if you contact one of our sponsors you can get personal service from the awesome people working at these shops.

Indian crow on the other hand... you might consider imitation Indian crow, which is fairly common and does the trick. Not sure what bird they are from but they are shaped similarly and you get a bag stuffed with them for a few bucks. I use them for shell backs on small prawn patterns for early steelhead.

Real Indian crow is hard to find, but for any rare off-the-beaten-path materials you should try Castle Arms in Springfield MA, Bob Marriotts in Orangethorpe CA, and Hunter's in New Boston NH, Quality Fly Fishing in Port Angeles WA - for starters.

Are you tying some classic salmon flies?
11-09-2001 08:21 AM
DFix (IMO) - most, if not every online feather shop will have skins graded by number. Really nice start in the over $100 per, lesser, lower. We're reasonably fortunate to have several shops as well as outfitters like Kittery Trading Post, Blue Northern (banner ad here), Concord Outfitters (same), etc., as well as eBay and several online merchants.

I have no personal favorite, so as to not pit any one versus another, I defer to your search button.
11-08-2001 08:28 PM
Jungle-cock to Indian-crow feathers

Does anyone know a good source for exotic feathers? I am looking for jungle-cock eyes; indian crow and toucan feathers without having to take out a second mortgage.
I want to buy from the U.S.A; mostly because of import taxes.
Please post any information to lead me in the right direction.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:41 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)