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Gasinclair 06-08-2019 05:45 AM

Source for Zuker's feathers
I have a spreader bar that is made up with Zuker's feather lures and the feathers have broke or rotted away. I have looked on line for replacement feathers but all I seem to come up with are feather for tying flies. Does any one know where I can purchase some black, red or purple feathers for these lures? Thanks

Flat Busted 06-08-2019 12:18 PM

Might try a hobby shop. They will probably have feathers of multiple colors.

Sam Salmon 06-08-2019 02:14 PM

Originally Posted by Flat Busted (Post 12606051)
Might try a hobby shop. They will probably have feathers of multiple colors.

Those and some double sided sticky tape should do the trick- then slip a skirt on top and bind it with dental floss.

Surfnski 06-08-2019 03:19 PM


Goose77 06-08-2019 07:20 PM

A lot of the feathers in hobby shops donít hold their colors too well. Whatís wrong with fly tying feathers? I looked at these lures,and the feathers look like saddle hackles. You can get packages of large saddle hackles pretty cheap from fly tyerís outlets. Good saddles like Metz and American are expensive.

Tarpun 06-09-2019 08:40 AM

30 years ago I bought 3# pounds of feathers from a company I believe was Hobbs Feather. Came in a 2' x 2' box. I think I spent $150. Look for an OEM feather supplier

Gasinclair 06-09-2019 01:49 PM

Thanks, I searched for "saddle hackles" and found some that I think will work. The fly tying ones found looked to be small for the lures I had.

Mtd@OC 06-09-2019 02:29 PM

I've got several Zukers that I don't use if you're interested. Red, blue, and purple.

Goose77 06-09-2019 02:52 PM

The large are usually 5-6”. Schlappen feathers can be much longer and are good for offshore flies. You may want to look at them.

Re-Bait 06-10-2019 06:14 AM

Tell us or show us exactly what you are looking for. I have a dozen+ or so aging in their original plastic tubes. And surely many here have a stash as well.

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