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#1 Dr Zoidberg

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:30 AM

With all the knowledge out there about squid I'm sure someone can give me an answer to this.
What type of feathers are used for the side fins on a squid Jig ?

What kind of bird do they come from ?
Chicken , duck , turkey , dodo ?

I am an incureable tackle tinker ( keep it clean ! ) and love to mess around trying to build home made jigs and lures.
I have tried some feathers from a craft shop but they do not react the same as the feathers on store bought jigs when wet.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:40 AM

i don't know for certain, but they appear to be a type of hackle feather
(most common from the neck of a rooster)
best place to get them is either from a rooster, or a tackle shop with a supply of fly tying materials
craft shops sell marabou or turkey feathers, these are 'soft' when wet, hackles will stay 'stiff'
if you can't find them let me know, i have some

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 12:00 PM

tackle warehouse at cooparoo have them , bought some there a while back to mess around with and these looked like rooster feathers.
BUT.. from a whole feather there is only a small part of it that is any good for squid jigs.

Edited by ru 12 mug, 18 October 2009 - 12:01 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 12:50 PM

just the tip of the hackle
(same for most fly tying)
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 01:37 PM

yep it's in the end half...cause it's got flex to act like real legs.
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