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here are two "even" wood duck flank feathers. the one on the right has softer barbs and is perfect for wet fly wings, tails on wets and nymphs and very useful for wings on dries.
there are some flank feathers that are too soft for anything other than wets and nymphs.
the one on the left is highly favored by dry fly fanatics. long stiff fibers, perfect for wings and the "old" patterns that the feathers that were used when woody was called for tails of dry flies.
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