I like tying with quills. I'll have to tie some up this winter. If I'm able to make it to the mountains this spring some Quill Gordons will come in handy.
Have either of you guys substituted quill for moos main hair? I've tried it and the look is very similar.
I don't see any real advantage (breakes just as easily) other than something to try.
I do always put some clear nail polish over the quill body because it is so delicate.
Anyway, watch out for the fly tying police. If you're not careful, someone's going to go on the internet and tell you to take fly tying lessons because your fly isn't just like the one in the books.