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  1. #1
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    Question Buying feathers?

    I'm looking to tie GRHE and the two SBS's I've seen need either Brown cock hackle fibres or Dyed black turkey or goose feather fibre. This might sound numb but how do I buy them? ie What parts of the birds do I need to look for? and what's the most economical way to buy em?

    Also, what size gold beads do I need to get to use with 14 & 16 hooks?

    Mike

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    bead to hook size ..


    1/16= Size 20,
    5/64= Size 18,
    3/32= Size 16,
    7/64= Size 14,
    1/8= Size 12,
    5/32= Size 10 & 8,
    7/32= Size 6 & 4,
    1/4=#2.



    mm inches hook size
    Hook Size Range
    1.5 1/16 22 - 26
    2.0 5/64 18 - 22
    2.3 3/32 16 - 18
    2.8 7/64 14 - 16
    3.2 1/8 12 - 14
    4.0 5/32 8 - 10
    4.8 3/16 4 - 6
    Last edited by BRUCE1; 22-01-2010 at 09:43 AM.
    WHEN YOU LEAVE THE RIVER, TAKE NOTHING, AND LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINT'S!!!

    THA CAN TELL A YORKSHIREMAN ,BUT THA CAN'T TELL HIM MUCH !!

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    Bruce you goin out fishing "again " today mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc View Post
    I'm looking to tie GRHE and the two SBS's I've seen need either Brown cock hackle fibres or Dyed black turkey or goose feather fibre. This might sound numb but how do I buy them? ie What parts of the birds do I need to look for? and what's the most economical way to buy em?

    Mike
    Mike

    Call Steve

    Cookshill Fly Tying Materials

    He'll sort you out.

    Highly respected dealer.

    [COLOR="Blue"]"A fish seen is a fish nearly caught"[/COLOR]

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobble View Post
    Bruce you goin out fishing "again " today mate
    na mate worst luck, a trip back to see specialist at hospital later on things still aint right with my guts liam mate ,so i will tell him when i go ,its a bog standard follow up visit after you've been in ,but he doesnt know whats coming yet
    WHEN YOU LEAVE THE RIVER, TAKE NOTHING, AND LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINT'S!!!

    THA CAN TELL A YORKSHIREMAN ,BUT THA CAN'T TELL HIM MUCH !!

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    Oh ok, well best of luck with it mate,

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobble View Post
    Oh ok, well best of luck with it mate,
    CHEERS MATE

    MJC, sorry for the brief hijack ,as loopy has said ,Steve at Cookshill will sort you out
    WHEN YOU LEAVE THE RIVER, TAKE NOTHING, AND LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINT'S!!!

    THA CAN TELL A YORKSHIREMAN ,BUT THA CAN'T TELL HIM MUCH !!

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    Hi, i use the fur from the mask as a tail, and for the wing case i use phesant centre tail either male or female, i dont think it matters.

    John.

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