Gambels Quail

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Gambels Quail

Postby WiFlyfisher » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:59 am

I bought a Gambels Quail skin last year and recently started tying soft hackle patterns with it. I really like the feathers and how it looks.

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Re: Gambels Quail

Postby letumgo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:12 am

Wow! Those are really nice John. The Gambles Quail has such a nice fun coloration. The hackle looks sorta like a miniature waterhen hackle.

Outstanding pattern btw. They will hunt!
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Re: Gambels Quail

Postby tie2fish » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:43 am

John ~ Your excellent post brings back memories of a few years back when I found a Gambel's quail skin at a fly show ...

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Re: Gambels Quail

Postby Roadkill » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:48 am

Beautiful flies and photos! Blue Ribbon is such a great source for SH feathers.
The cork is also a great prop!! ;)
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Re: Gambels Quail

Postby Bishthefish1 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:58 pm

I like them..........
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Re: Gambels Quail

Postby tjd » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:03 am

Hi John,

Very nice flies, as always. I still have a couple of Gambel's quail skins from birds that I killed when I was stationed in Yuma, AZ. The farmers loved it when we killed a few, they would really tear up some newly sprouted crops. Very tough birds to hunt without a dog!

The feathers have a nice coloration for matching the larger spring mayflies...I tie up and fish a Hendrickson soft hackle/emerger pattern with it.

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Re: Gambels Quail

Postby Theroe » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:28 am

nice - i really like the slate with dark black line in the soft hackle....ill bet that looks great when wet!
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Re: Gambels Quail

Postby WiFlyfisher » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:27 am

Thanks everyone. I have to play some more with the feathers on different patterns.

tie2fish, I will try tying some small BWO and Trico soft hackles with the feathers.
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Re: Gambels Quail

Postby tie2fish » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:52 am

Theroe wrote:nice - i really like the slate with dark black line in the soft hackle....ill bet that looks great when wet!


Very similar to waterhen; makes a good sub.
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