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Ostrich feathers

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Jon Kopczyk

Great looking sample of Ostrich Jon. Smooth straight (not twisted) flues, beautiful even fibers. Super...and I'll bet that feather came from our mutual friend John McLain at FeathersMc. Always top notch materials and his mini ostrich is the best!!!
Petri Heil,
The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits - Albert Einstein
Good herl is hard to find. Are the two photos the same feather?
Happy Trails!

Ronn Lucas, Sr.
(03-19-2018, 09:38 PM)Ronn Lucas Sr. Wrote: Good herl is hard to find. Are the two photos the same feather?

Yes Ronn.

This is one that I got from Jim Haswell years ago and as you can see I do use it.  The size and density of the barbs is the best I've come across so I use this one sparingly.  The only challenge I face with it, as I understand it came from and antique hat, is that it tends to be fragile and I've broken a few of them while wrapping them.
Jon Kopczyk

You might want to look for more in different sizes (barbule size) so you can use herl proportional to the size fly. I have about 12 or so and a few dyed too. Great herl is not common. Dense barbules are the most desired.
Happy Trails!

Ronn Lucas, Sr.
I found an old hat plume in an antique store many years ago
Its short flued and very dense barbary ostrich I think?
Its the best herl I have ever used but does tend to be fragile!!
Also I have found some great herl in craft stores white in particular


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