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flyfish70

Joined July 2008

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This is a Cory Bustard. They are a highly protected bird, and this is the first time I have ever seen one. Their feathers are prized possessions of classic salmon fly tiers all over the world. The demand for their feather has driven their number down dramatically.

One feather from this bird will run between $300 – $1200 dollars FOR ONE FEATHER! The problem is, you have people out there that don’t care that they molt their feather yearly, and want to sell their feathers now. Thank god those people are being targeted big time.

I have around 20 of these feathers given to me by Feathersmc for tying only. They have an agreement with zoos around the U.S. who have these birds on display. The zoos send John the feathers that molt, he in turn distributes these feathers free of charge to fly tiers in the U.S. only. Upon receipt of these feathers, you agree to tie up 3 or so flies to be sent to various zoos for conservation and education reasons. ALSO, you agree not to sell these feathers under any condition, violate that agreement, and you get to see the inside of a courtroom. It’s a very good program, and this is a magnificent bird, it stands around 4ft tall.

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