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    Default PMD using Turkey Rounds?

    I am tying some size 17 PMD's this morning. I am using what I THINK folks call "turkey rounds". Not completely sure of the term. These are the non-leading edge of turkey quills. In the photo below, the "quills", normally used, are on the left side of the wing. What I call the "rounds" are on the right side.
    Correct my terminology if wrong.

    I like using the non-quill side feathers as in small hooks, they work a bit better..........








    Last edited by Byron haugh; 04-24-2013 at 09:37 PM.

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    Turkey rounds look and act more like pheasant tails. Each side of the feather quill has fibers about the same length. I treat the "other side" of biot quills just like I do plain old biots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longs for Cutts View Post
    Turkey rounds look and act more like pheasant tails. Each side of the feather quill has fibers about the same length. I treat the "other side" of biot quills just like I do plain old biots.
    Walt,
    Did I miss-name the fibers of the Turkey Biot feather I am using?

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    I have never heard the term "round" applied to turkey primary feathers. I would simply call them "trailing-edge barbs" from turkey primaries.

    The confusion may come from the "flats" that are the typical contour feather covering almost the entire turkey. Flats are used for LOTS of different things of course.

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    Hap,
    Thanks.
    I have heard of "Turkey Rounds". Can anyone tell me what exactly they are?
    Thanks

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    What I call "Turkey Rounds" are the secondary wing feathers. They have long fibers on both sides of the quill. The feathers you have shown are primary feathers, with long fibers on one side and the shorter fibers we use for "biots" on the other. I don't know if there would be a different effect when used as a wrapped body.

    Last edited by Jayatwork; 04-24-2013 at 08:20 PM.

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    I think that turkey rounds are the recomended feather used in tying Ed Story's crackleback fly. Gerri

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    Anyone have a photo of turkey rounds?

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    Jay posted the pic quite a while back

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    Guys,

    I had seen the first photo but have always thought those feathers were known as 'secondaries'. I had never heard the term 'rounds' applied to them. So I asked for another photo to clarify the confusion(mine) about the name.
    Thanks.

    Allan

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