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Amazon parrot feather patterns

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:28 am
by ForumGhillie
We have a talkative, friendly Amazon parrot that sheds feathers all the time. Some of the feathers are soft and I keep thinking about how I could use them in wingless wet fly patterns.

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This pretty close to a Stenacron mayfly dun...

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Any thoughts?

Re: Amazon parrot feather patterns

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:27 pm
by Theroe
Like!

One of my favorite flies and hatches to fish. Also one of the most beautiful mayflies out there.

Dana

Re: Amazon parrot feather patterns

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:53 pm
by RickA
I can hear it now.
"SQUAWK... stay away...#SH*!T... SQUAWK!!!"

Re: Amazon parrot feather patterns

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:04 am
by ronr
That Stenacron is a beauty... Do you entomologists out there know whether that mayfly lives out here in Oregon or Pacific NW rivers...

Re: Amazon parrot feather patterns

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:26 am
by ForumGhillie
ronr wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:04 am That Stenacron is a beauty... Do you entomologists out there know whether that mayfly lives out here in Oregon or Pacific NW rivers...
I have never read anywhere that Stenacron interpunctatum is out West. It is known as a East & Midwest sparse hatch.

John

Re: Amazon parrot feather patterns

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:29 am
by DUBBN
RickA wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:53 pm I can hear it now.
"SQUAWK... stay away...#SH*!T... SQUAWK!!!"
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Amazon parrot feather patterns

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:08 pm
by ronr
Thanks Ghillie... its just a beautiful pattern.. and might make a good searching pattern here anyway...

Re: Amazon parrot feather patterns

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:33 pm
by Fishnkilts
The color of the hackle is beautiful. It looks great on all those flies and I don't know which one I like better.

I guess it's nice to have a hackle supply right at home. But I'm sure there are times you have to wait for the bird to give up its supply.