I've only been tying flies for several months. When I can, I try to always use Wood Duck flanks for my wings. But I have major trouble when substituting Mallard flank feathers. Even though I bought some name brands, the feathers are so curved and the tips are so ragged and uneven and wimpy when doing my cross wraps that I hate to use them. Would Teal be a better substitute than Mallard? Does anyone else have this problem??

Thank you.