Getting your own Materials

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Skyler Evans, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Skyler Evans Active Member

    Posts: 223
    Fort Lewis
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    I am just wondering if anyone has ever harvested their own materials such as Pheasant tail/feathers, deers hair, or moose hair? I have been thinking about having my family members (Very hunter oriented) send me some of the things that they harvest during the year.
  2. Norm Frechette Active Member

    Posts: 602
    Norwich, CT
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    of course tyers harvest their own materials
  3. Dave Evans Active Member

    Posts: 533
    E. WA / N ID
    Ratings: +99 / 0
    Absolutely. Just be sure and keep the new material away from your collection until you have debugged it. Freezing-thawing a few times.
  4. NCL Member

    Posts: 349
    Northern California
    Ratings: +24 / 2
    As already mentioned definitely, I have turkey, pheasant, several different ducks including Wood Duck all of which were taken by me or a friend (duck hunter). If you hunt or know someone that hunts there is a bunch of fur and feathers available
  5. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Posts: 3,147
    Moses Lake, WA
    Ratings: +961 / 1
    I have never bought a Hun skin from a fly store. All mine have come from hunters.