Posted by Bob P. from 126.96.36.199 on October 16, 2001 at 19:17:31:
In Reply to: gamecock feathers posted by fishinnut on October 16, 2001 at 18:09:37:
All "gamecock feathers" are is regular old rooster hackle. The term is left over from the days when many of the best fly tying necks came from fighting birds.
Take one of your jigs and measure the diameter of the wound (I assume it is wound..) feather on the shank of the hook. Then go anywhere they sell fly tying supplies and find the low-cost domestic rooster capes or saddles in the color you want. Run your fingers down one of the feathers until the barbules stand out and measure the spread. You want the same measurement as your diameter measurement on the jig. Poof!! Instant "gamecock featers.."
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