Trucos de montaje

Striping Quills
By Dennis Conrad


Denny Conrad mentioned this method at the Idaho Fish-In while discussing using peacock one evening with the group of tiers there. He said it isn't his, but since it came from him, I've given him the credit this week.

A fast way of removing the herl from the quill is to melt simple kitchen parafin in a double boiler then dip each quill in the melted wax. Lay out on a piece of paper towel, and when hard, strip everything off in one motion. According to Denny this method also adds a bit of life to the quill as well as softening them. ~ DLB


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