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Old 01-17-2012, 07:53 PM
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Default Treating turkey feathers

What do you use to treat turkey feathers?

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:39 PM
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I use Krylon workable fixative. It comes in a can like spray paint. You can find it with the art supplies. Use it outside or in a well ventilated room. I spray a short burst on both sides of the feather. One can will treat a bunch of feathers. I think I've had the same can for 4 or 5 years.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:22 AM
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I'm sure there are better products out there, like the one flyman mentioned, but I use Testors clear spray lacquer.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:54 PM
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Thank that is what I wanted to know.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:20 PM
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Thumbs up Hey Flyman

What is going on Flyman? Going to be at Troutfest this year? I need a few laughs. I am behind.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:49 PM
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:20 PM
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I second Flymans choice of Krylons workable fixative.When I started tying in 1992 the first book I bought was AK Bests Production Fly Tying and he recommended it for use on turkey feathers.I recently found a pair of feathers that were sprayed with it in 94 and the fixative on them is still tough and pliable.Splendid stuff in my opinion.
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