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Mallard

The name Mallard is derived from the old french word "mallart" which means wild duck. In Florida it is no longer legal to breed Mallards, cross breeding has threatened the native Mottled Duck. This "genetic pollution" has created conservation concerns for many species, Mallards can successfully cross with 63 species, threateining the genetic integrity of the world's indigenous waterfowl.

Tips for Tying with Mallard Feathers

As common as the Mallard is it supplies fly tiers some of the most useful feathers.

To the salmon dresser the grey flank feathers are called for in many classic patterns of side veilings, under wings and married in wings. The large bronze colored shoulder feathers are indispensable to the classic Spey fly tier for wings on flies such as the Lady Caroline and similarly winged flies.

Also, what would a classic salmon fly be without a roof of bronze mallard?

The grey flank feathers are used as collars on a series of trout flies called “Spiders”. Dyed in any color, these flank feathers are used creatively in steelhead and spey style flies. Long in fiber, these feathers can also be used for body hackles. Smaller feathers are used in Landlocked Salmon and trout streamer patterns.

 

Feather Packs

     
Flank Feathers $  

Feather Packs

Subtle in markings, these feathers offer the tyer a host of posabilities. Trout flies, steelhead flies, and even full dressed salmon flies call for these beauties.

Dyed golden brown, they are a close sub to economically replace lemon wood duck.

As with many other species of waterfowl, the hen flanks have a whole different pattern. The picture on the right shows the shape and color.

 

small - $

medium - $

large - $

 

mixed packs - $

 

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red yellow orange chartruese kingfisher silver doctor purple pink

Hot Colors

black olive burnt orange scarlet woodduck

Earth Tones

 

     
Bronze Mallard $7.50  

Feather Packs

Bronze Mallard are feathers found only on the shoulders of a drake Mallard. Their are 5 pair found on each drake, ranging from small to large as pictured on the left.

Spey patterns, such as those pictured on the right, show how these feathers finish the fly.

 

small - $

medium - $

large - $

 

mixed 9 pair set - $7.50

 

To order, choose a color;
 
red yellow orange chartruese kingfisher silver doctor purple pink

Hot Colors

black claret highlander scarlet woodduck

Earth Tones

 

 

 

   
cul de canard - oiler puffs $5.50  

Feather Packs

Oiler Puffs are the feathers found at the tip of the oil gland on all ducks. They are very small fluffy feathers used for tying emerger patterns.

Those found on geese are much larger and longer, as can bee seen in the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Biots $5.50  

Feather Packs - 5 strands

Biots are the stiff barbs on the outer edge of the primary wing quill. And even though these are from a goose, I've listed them here.

 

 

 

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Primary Wing Quills $5.50  

Feather Packs - 2 pairs

These are matched pairs of primary wing quills, perfect for tying wings on wet flies and no hackle dun patterns.

 

2 pair set - $5.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Full Skins

     
Mallard Drake $0.00  

Full Skin

This is a game farm raised bird. He was an older breeder that died of natural causes. He is in good feather, no rub marks or ice damage.

 

 


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Hornberg Fly



don't ruin the feathers!!!



Mallard Hen



Mallard Hen Flank



tying in the tail

 

mallard dyed wood duck

 

 

Spey Patterns





 

 

 

Mallard Drake

The bronze mallard feathers are found directly above the blue wing patch

 

 

Cul de Canard

 

 

Fly Patterns

cdc emerger

 

prince nymph

 

quill body pattern

 

 

 

Wing Quills

Dyed Colors


Hot Colors

 

Natural Colors