The feather says it all

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jaydee2trad
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The feather says it all

#1 Post by jaydee2trad »

I have always used feathers on a string for wind direction. I usually have one hanging at every stand so that I know what is happening at any given moment. We have a weather or wind vane in the back yard but it takes a lot of wind to move it and it spins easily but the hanging feather near it lets me know of the slightest breeze and which direction it is blowing. living at the foot of a mountain means a lot of swirling winds as well plus direction changes. I can't afford one of those scent killing contraptions that they sell so it is what it is. I have had a few feathers attacked by various things including a house cat and small birds of prey. my wife now sees how well they work and they are quite cheap. The smaller and fluffier the feather, the better it is for those faint winds. I just use some light fishing line with close to 2 feet of line. yeah, storms are rough on them but they are easy to replace.

Jamesh76
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Re: The feather says it all

#2 Post by Jamesh76 »

I have used maribou from fly tying on a short string tied off the top string loop.

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Greg Felty
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Re: The feather says it all

#3 Post by Greg Felty »

That hummingbird feathers would have worked nice :lol: :lol:
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Re: The feather says it all

#4 Post by jaydee2trad »

Greg Felty wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:03 pm That hummingbird feathers would have worked nice :lol: :lol:
Except hard for a semi blind man to see.

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