Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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Hello list: I'm looking for one or two select peacock eye feathers to make a few Quill Gordon dry
Flies for the upcoming season. I would prefer the quills to have the defined segmenting. Does anyone
Have these or know where I can look ? Thank you for any and all help.....jimi

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Re: Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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jimi,

Its been my experience that to find the best eyes you have to buy a bunch of them and grade them as needed. I would suggest finding the largest ones you can, and get as many as you can. After stripping the fluff off you will see what you have.

That distinct dark line is present on many eyes, but if you only buy a few the odds are against you in getting the best ones. CJ
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Re: Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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Is there anyway to do this without having to go through so many,as
I only need 2 or 3 ?....jim

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Re: Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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Get a bunch... The first 100 are just for practice anyway.. :roll:

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Re: Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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I bought 30 and got two or three. I think Mike V. buys 50 at a time and just gets a few. I read something last week that the best eyes come from birds that are over 5 years old.

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Re: Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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If you're anywhere near a Hobby Lobby or a Michaels, check their flower arranging department. Most have a pretty good collection of peacock. A little close examination by fluffing the fibers backward under a good light will sure help you narrow your choices.

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Re: Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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I have a order of large eyes coming in! If anyone is interested I can figure out pricing.
Joe

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Re: Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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Joe Fox wrote:I have a order of large eyes coming in! If anyone is interested I can figure out pricing.
Joe

Please let me know when your order arrives Joe.....jim

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Re: Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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Joe,

That would be great!! I would like to get some!!! I missed out last year... :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: Peacock eyes for quill Gordon's

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I would buy some herl if anyone has an overabundance of it.

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