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Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Sam Slack (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: April 25, 2020 09:52AM

I have recently gotten into the art of feather inlays but lack good sources of exotic feathers.

Can anyone suggest sources of small exotic feathers, particularly for inlaying on flyrod blanks?

Has anyone ever feather inlayed a trout fly on a flyrod blank? Please point me to source material,
articles, techniques and feathers.

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: April 25, 2020 10:12AM

Plenty of this stuff in RodMaker over the years. Willy Ricigliano's many cover photos depict much if not all of what you ask about.

Fly tying shops may be a good source for feathers, although they won't have as many as aviary's do. There was a place in the PNW some years back, Siskiyou Aviary I think, that specialized in feathers for inlays and similar.

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Sam Slack (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: April 25, 2020 10:32AM

Tom....I've tried Siskiyou Aviary and never gotten a response. Any other sources?

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: April 25, 2020 10:38AM

Hello Sam.

These are the only ones I found but there may be more.

RodMaker Vol-2, Issue-1, Page-10, "Executing Feather Inlays" By Russ Gooding.
Rodmaker Vol-15, Issue-3, Page-10 "Feather Inlays" By Gary Rudy.

Hope this helps.

P.S. use the "Search" set at "All Dates" for "Feather Inlays".

Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

New Bern, NC.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/2020 10:46AM by Robert A. Guist.

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: April 25, 2020 10:45AM

Tried Angler's Workshop?

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: April 25, 2020 11:16AM

Siskiyou was the aviary that I used a couple years ago and was trying remember in another string on the site. They were responsive at that time. Moonlightfeather.com has some good stuff in spite of the fact that most of their stuff is not appropriate. They have some good pheasant feathers, guinea fowl, and jungle cock eyes. A little peacock, although most peacock feathers are either too big and too thick.

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: April 25, 2020 11:18AM

from my experience I wouldn't know how a trout fly could be done as a feather inlay on the blank, too thick. But it could be embedded in the grip for a very nice look. Evacuate a space big enough and use casting resin to fill the cavity with the fly in it. I think even wrap epoxy will work, since it is essentially a casting resin.

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 25, 2020 12:02PM

Here is Siskiyou Aviary phone # 541-488-2835 They Are a good source.

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Sam Slack (---.carolina.res.rr.com)
Date: April 25, 2020 12:15PM

THANKS EVERYBODY...... I will try contacting Siskiyou Aviary again and see what they can offer. Has anyone

worked with Feather Emporium in Wisconsin?

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: April 25, 2020 01:13PM

Will these rods be viewed by the general public?

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Re: Source of exotic feathers for inlays
Posted by: Sam Slack (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: April 26, 2020 02:46PM

Phil: NO, not building to display but just for fun and
occasional friend or charity @#$%&.

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