Fly Tier's Bird Flu Update

August 26, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Loose feathers and strung hackle — feathers that are plucked and sewn back together — are still allowed into the United States after they’ve been certified clean (steamed at high enough temperatures to kill the virus ).” But feathers from China and other east Asian companies are banned if they are attached to skin. John Marshall of the Associated Press gives the straight scoop on the effect of the threat of bird flu on the importation of lly tying materials.