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Old 05-14-2012, 09:48 PM
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Default With apologies to Carrie Stevens....

Here is a pic of a Fly I tied as a gift for a friend who helped me harvest my first turkey this spring. I used some of the iridescent flank feathers from the bird we took together. It is loosely tied in the Carrie Stevens style.

The Green Gobbler

Hook: Salmon size 1.5
Tail: Golden pheasant crests
Rib: Fine gold oval tinsel
Body: Green floss
Belly: 6 Peacock herls below which is white buck tail
Throat: Orange hackle below which is black hackle
Wing: Olive grizzly hackle
Shoulder: 4 wild turkey breast feathers
Cheek: Starling (poor manís jungle cock)
Head: Black with a red band

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:56 PM
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:27 PM
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Really nice. I do not think she would find an apology warranted. The fact that you were thinking of her style when you tied such a nice looking fly for a friend with meaning behind the fly, I am sure she would have appreciated it. I bet he will most likely never want to use such a great gift, so my suggestion is try to tie another so you can give him one to show, and one to go for the big one. Keep me in mind if you have any extras.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:49 AM
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Nice fly, love the fact that you used the feathers from a Turkey you harvested. This is my first season Turkey hunting and unfortunately I took a shot too early and missed... haven’t had any luck since. If I do get one, which parts of the turkey are good for tying flies? How do you collect them?

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:55 AM
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I would be framing that one if I was him !
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:09 PM
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Nice fly, love the fact that you used the feathers from a Turkey you harvested. This is my first season Turkey hunting and unfortunately I took a shot too early and missed... havenít had any luck since. If I do get one, which parts of the turkey are good for tying flies? How do you collect them?

Thanks for any advice!
I find an up close and personal ounce of 6's a pretty effective collection method. To actually answer your question: I skin mine and dry them with borax then put them into a horse feed bag away from any potential bugs. Hard to say for you, but I use the tail feathers on wets, hoppers and nymphs and the grey marabou on a lot of stuff. Matches a lot of real bug nice. The breast and back feathers have that shine to it that can be used on a nymph shellbacks etc. Pretty limitless possibilities.

Congrats to WP on your first bird and nice streamer.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:50 PM
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I would be framing that one if I was him !
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I framed it for him here is a picture of the finished product

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I primarily use the tail and flight feathers (wing). I do plan to use more of the breast and flank feathers.

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:27 PM
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Wow, that shadow box job is pretty sweet ! well done sir..
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:38 AM
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Sweet ! Nice job!
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:50 AM
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Terrific fly and a priceless gift!
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