My wife has a pet blue and gold Macaw that molts feathers. The long tail feathers seem to work real well for flys. They are bright blue on one side and dark gold on the other. I have tied a few experimental flys using them as the fly tail. Does anyone out there know any patterns that use this type of feather? They are too nice not to use. Especially after reading all the stuff in the "Scrounging materials" forum. PS. For those that care, the Bird was a locally hatched baby and not imported from South America. I also have a Peacock that come into my back yard and leaves long plumes all over the place, but I know what to do with those feathers!