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#1 Troutmaddave

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:54 PM

Hi folks.
Bought some of these from fleebay and they are terrible quality, loads of stress marks and scruffy tips, very disappointed !
Does anyone have some in yellow, red and blue that they could sell me. I have some swan from Fmc, but the barbs are to short and the longer side has a recurve.
Cheers
Dave

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:03 PM

Dave you can use the recurve if you put a couple straight on either side. Sorry but I don't have any to sell. 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:32 AM

Ok, thanks Ronn,

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:58 AM

P.M. sent Dave.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:43 PM

The recurve have very small tips though. Don't they?

I checked. I have some blue for sale atm.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:25 PM

Thanks Barkworth, Charlie and arkle have offered some assistance. I've visited your web page, but I'm just recovering from sending my family on a 3 week holiday to Croatia!! There is actual smoke coming from my wallet!!
The swan I have is ok for up to 2/0 but not much bigger. I'm looking to tie in 5/0 atm
Cheers and thanks for your reply
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Dave

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:47 PM

Hi folks.
Bought some of these from fleebay and they are terrible quality, loads of stress marks and scruffy tips, very disappointed !
Does anyone have some in yellow, red and blue that they could sell me. I have some swan from Fmc, but the barbs are to short and the longer side has a recurve.
Cheers
Dave

Dave,

Steam the swan and put the feathers under some weight...a book perhaps. This helps sometimes. You will then have to remarry the feathers...but it is worth the effort. Also, try smoothing the feathers with one of those dryer sheets used to prevent static buildup on clothes in the dryer. This sometimes helps as well. Final option...use a hairdryer and weight.

Cheers,

George


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