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Gadwall

A quieter, member of the dabbling duck family, this mostly grey, drab duck prefers to gather in smaller flocks. It is almost circumpolar in distribution, found in all countries in the Northern Hemisphere. It breeds mostly above latitude 40 - North Dakota, and winters between 40 and 20 - Louisiana. Although drab in apperance, up close, the drake's remarkable pattern of intricate markings make it a favorite among fly tiers.

Tying with Gadwall Feathers

Gadwall flank feathers are similarly marked as teal but with a greyer background and barring that is not as finely penciled. A popular teal sub, it can be exchanged where teal is called for in most but the full classical patterns.

The back “elver” feathers are used for some streamer smelt patterns such as Joe’s Smelt. Tied in flat over the hook they give a unique profile in the water. Smaller feathers can be used for cheeks on streamer flies.

Gadwall can also be dyed and used for collars and throats on steelhead and spey style flies.

 

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Flank Feathers $0.00  

The eyes on this skin are perfect. White with a nice black boarder and perfectly shaped.

 

3 pr breast feathers - $

 

3 pr flank/small - $

3 pr medium - $

3 pr large - $

 

3 pair X-Select - $

 

 

 

 
These beautiful feathers are also available these dyed colors
 
red   kingfisher blue   hot pink   purple   orange  


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Shoulder Feathers $0.00  

The eyes on this skin are perfect. White with a nice black boarder and perfectly shaped.

 

3 pr small - $

3 pr medium - $

3 pr large - $

 

9 pr mixed - $

 

 

 

 


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***Gadwall is a protected species under the Federal Migratory Waterfowl Act. All feathers for sale on this page are harvested from captive bred birds raised in WI licensed game farms and 3-186 tranfer papers are on file and available with your order upon request.

 

 

     
Gadwall Drake $0.00  

Collecter Set

Darker and thicker barred than Mallard, but with a lighter background than Gadwall, these beautiful feathers are every bit as large.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Gadwall Drake $0.00  

Full Skin

Darker and thicker barred than Mallard, but with a lighter background than Gadwall, these beautiful feathers are every bit as large.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Gadwall and Basic Black

Gadwall Hen

Flank Feathers - Small

Breast Feathers

Drake Gadwall

 

Fly Patterns

 

 

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