Varying from normal format, here's a new twist to the SBS section. In this SBS, I'll show you how to get psuedo spey hackle from a much cheaper Ostrich plume. Here's our patient. Rather long, full barbs, that aren't really useful for much except room decoration. Rinse the feather in cold water. Pick it out of the cold water and let most of the water drip off. Apply a dallop of hair conditioner. Spread it on both sides of the feather. Let it sit for a minute or two. Rinse the feather well in the cold water. After rinsing, pull the feather out and let it dry on some paper towels. A sunny spot (if there ever was such a thing) would be a good spot to let it dry naturally. End result, not just a nice smelling feather... Here's the before and after. Now your feather is usable for those intruders or other flies that call for Rhea. Enjoy!