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    Can anyone direct me to where I can get filoplume feathers from? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by supergill View Post
    Can anyone direct me to where I can get filoplume feathers from? Thanks
    You get filoplume feathers with every partridge or pheasant breast feather. Best is to buy either of the skins and then harvest yourself. They are very rarely available in fly shops although I have bought a couple of packets over the years.
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    Thanks, much appreciated.

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    Hey Darryl, thanks for the info. Does it make a difference if the skins are hen or cock partridge or pheasant?

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    Hi Supergill,

    Filoplume creates a great effect but is not the easiest to work with and you need loads of feathers if you want to tie a Filo dragon for example. You can almost get the same effect with other methods, like Zonker strip, base fibres of some feathers, marabou etc. Use these materials in a split thread with Petitjean tool or bulldog clip.


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    I think the correct name for those feathers are aftershaft feathers and not Filoplume. Some Dutchman told me that....
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Quote Originally Posted by supergill View Post
    Hey Darryl, thanks for the info. Does it make a difference if the skins are hen or cock partridge or pheasant?
    Nope doesn't matter, both will have.
    “Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you” ― Lemmy Kilmister

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Largie Whisperer View Post
    I think the correct name for those feathers are aftershaft feathers and not Filoplume. Some Dutchman told me that....
    Hans is right G but calling your fly an Aftershaft Damsel doesn't sound nearly as good as a Filoplume (philoplume for G) Damsel or Dragon for that matter ;-)
    “Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you” ― Lemmy Kilmister

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    Here are some pics of a natural partridge I am busy tying with:



    Here is one of the feathers and you can see the Filoplume/Aftershaft feather on the left
    “Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you” ― Lemmy Kilmister

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Largie Whisperer View Post
    I think the correct name for those feathers are aftershaft feathers and not Filoplume. Some Dutchman told me that....
    Gerrit, you should know Hans by now Looking forward to meeting him in Oct - will be a lot of fun being corrected every 2nd word.
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