Frozen Snow Goose

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Have a frozen adult in my freezer, which feathers should I keep besides breast, flank, shoulder, and wing?

    Going to breast it out pretty soon.

    Daryle
  2. Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Shoulder for speys. You gottaburn them w/ bleach and dye as needed. You tube is your friend.

    Go Sox,
    cds
  3. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    That's funny! I have a dead, white goose in my freezer too.

    A buddy of mine I sold Turkeys to (and who is on the lookout for good feathers for me) had one get whacked by a Horned Owl.

    With my whole carcasses I usually get appropriately sized freezer bag and more or less pluck the whole damn thing. I think there use for every feather on a bird. You may just have to hunt for a bit to find it :)
  4. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    If you know a traditional Archer they like the wing feathers for arrow fletchings as they have waterproof Qualitys not found in turkey feathers.
  5. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I am a traditional Archer since 1962, can't see using goose for fletching
  6. cebe Member

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    CDC puffs around the preen gland for dry flies. The gland is found just above the tail feathers along the center line of the back.
  7. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Thanks cebe, have lots of mallard CDC, the goose might be a little bigger might make a nice wing