Jungle Cock Source?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jergens, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Splits, color, size, density all figure into the price.

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  2. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    theres ton of j.c. in fly shops in canada, but just like polar bear you are not really suppose to cross back into the U.S. with it. I've bought from the guy on Ebay and think that he is more than fair in price for what you get.
     
  3. silvercreek

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  4. Ryan Higgins

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    I just picked up a JC cape from the estonia guy, $23 delivered. We'll see when it arrives, but it looked to be pretty good in the photos. Not too many splits and lots of usable looking nails.
     
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    So I ordered a cape from the Estonia guy on Ebay. It showed up in about a week and was definitely the one shown in the ad. I paid $45 plus stamps. I am very satisfied with this transaction and would do it again.:)
     
  6. Ryan Higgins

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    Just got my cape. It is the same one pictured. Excellent quality for $23. Most of the nails just have one split which will be fine for beginning tying and easily fixed. Arrived in about 1-1/2 weeks.
     
  7. vonjefe

    vonjefe Von Jefe

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    That's a great score from eBay. I've had similarly good luck with int'l purchases. The nails aren't perfect, but good enough for bugs you want to actually hit the drink.
     
  8. mlwebb

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    I like ebay, just not the eastern european capes - have got nice ones from England.
     
  9. golfman44

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    nevermind found it
     
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  10. Ryan Higgins

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    Theres still a few being sold on ebay for $40. Not the highest quality but they work for fishing flies.
     
  11. Preston

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    I very recently received a jungle cock cape from Lathkill (in the UK, sales@lathkill.com). Each of the capes on their website is individually numbered and photographed. While not as inexpensive as some of the sources mentioned in this thread, it was a lot less than those available in the US. I paid $70.00 (including shipping) and received it within the week.

    My old JC cape was a bit moth-eaten when I acquired it many years ago and was looking even more tacky as the years went by; definitely ready for replacement, and the new one will probably last me the rest of my life. This appears to be a high-quality cape and the only split nails are the larger and older ones at the lower edge of the cape. Here are a couple of pictures.

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  12. Philster

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    EFlytier has been pretty good in the past. Grade Bs at a fair price. And they really were grade B. Haven't ordered in years.
     
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