Eurasian ( Collared) dove feathers for tying flies?

Chic Worthing

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Has anyone ever used the feathers for fly tying? I am feeding quail and the doves join in the free lunch line every day. I was thinking of using an air rifle to collect and possibly dye their feathers.
 

Gary Thompson

dirty dog
I have killed some (collared) doves while hunting quail and they were very good eating.
If you have a hunting lic. you can hunt them year round.
They have a very dry feather and the dogs did not like to pick them up.
I think they would work just fine as a soft hackle
 

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