So I have been harvesting my share of mallards this year, and saving feathers for tying. I have quite a bit of flank feathers saved (more than enough), and am saving all the CDC I can. What other feathers should I be saving besides a few wing quill feathers? Also I really have know idea what I can do with the hen feathers besides the CDC and wing quills. I also managed to shoot a Drake spoon bill this year. I probably should have attempted to skin it and save everything, but I just saved what I knew I could use with specific patterns in mind. Unfortunately, no widgeon or pintails in the bag yet this year, and gadwall and wood ducks are a rarity in my neck of the woods. Suggestions as to what else I can save and use, and patterns I can tie with them would be most appreciated.