Ray Bergman Collection – 203) Lady Mills

Ray Bergman Collection — By on April 20, 2012 10:48 am

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Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Silver tinsel and black ostrich herl
Body: White ostrich herl
Hackle: Blue gray
Wing: Cinnamon with black tip

The ribbing on the Lady Mills is unusual. Like a palmered hackle with a tinsel rib, the tinsel should be wound first and the ostrich herl is wound butted against the rear edge of the tinsel.

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  1. Bill Oder says:

    what kind of cinnamon feather with a black tip?

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  2. Don Bastian says:

    Hello Bill;
    This wing, actually, ha, ha, was all cinnamon. I made it black, like the one in the book painting, by using a black magic marker, but dabbing the feather to make it look right. A little tying secret!

    Don Bastian

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