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    Quote Originally Posted by baca157 View Post
    Thanks Mark. Will try do to the hackle and throat a bit shorter going forward. Thought this DR version may be a bit of a mish-mash. Couldn’t find an official version which would be an exact match but decided to follow the dressing anyway.

    Will definitely double up on the floss. I noticed that you mentioned this in the description for one of your BD’s. Funny enough I always rotate the vice when wrapping the rib. It helps me get it spaced out evenly around the hook.

    Quite fancy some of those IS subs myself. Grahame, is Ryan still doing them or was it a one off job?

    Cheers,
    Sebastian
    He's on ebay Sebastian, ryanbaye or just search Indian Crow substitue and he should come up although I got way way more feathers off him for similar money a few year back but guess he's upped his price but it is a very messy tricky affair to get these feathers bleached, dyed etc to come up with a close match to the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    He's on ebay Sebastian, ryanbaye or just search Indian Crow substitue and he should come up although I got way way more feathers off him for similar money a few year back but guess he's upped his price but it is a very messy tricky affair to get these feathers bleached, dyed etc to come up with a close match to the original.
    Thanks Mark. Found him. He has quite a few lots. Not cheap but the feathers look the part.

    Cheers,
    Sebastian

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    Sorry Sebastian I would have replied to you but my messages would be better send by pigeon than the **** internet supplied by BT I was well pleased with my feathers I seen somewhere the process of dying them is quite labour intensive I was speaking with Ryan and the gentleman he was he sent me some Toucan sub free of charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj hooker View Post
    Sorry Sebastian I would have replied to you but my messages would be better send by pigeon than the **** internet supplied by BT I was well pleased with my feathers I seen somewhere the process of dying them is quite labour intensive I was speaking with Ryan and the gentleman he was he sent me some Toucan sub free of charge.
    Yes he's a top bloke Grahame, the Irish Davie McPhail as I call him. It helps if you can contact him through Facebook, if he knows you're just starting out he might help you out a bit. He did give me quite a few of what he calls reject IC feathers on top of the stuff I bought which I thought still looked good enough to sell but there you go. The process I think is to bleach the feathers using peroxide and then a three stage dying process or was it four if it includes the black base colour of the feather which to be honest isn't really necessary as most IC I see on old flies don't have the black of the feather showing but I guess it's more for an authentic looking feather.

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