Here are a few of the many shoulder combinations I use in the construction of Rangeley streamer flies. Each feather is from a different bird, pheasant, partridge, silver pheasant, peacock etc. Then a jungle cock nail is placed on the shoulder feather and when tied on the front of the streamer it gives the appearance of the broad shoulder area of a forage fish. In future posts I'll be using these combinations in the streamers I tie and you'll be able to see how they play in the final fly.
This is "Doctor R"...a Rangeley Streamer.
Hook, Martinek Rangeley Streamer,...Body, orange yarn,...Tag and Rib, flat silver tinsel,...Throat, white hackle, followed by orange hackle fibers,...Wing, two white saddle feathers and two orange saddle feathers,...Shoulder ringneck pheasant feather,...Cheek, jungle cock.