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English Partridge

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:45 pm
by upstatetrout
English Hen Partridge from Cookshills.About the same as we pay here in the states but the quality seems
Much better. The picture does not do justice to the speckled coloring of the bird.


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Re: English Partridge

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:54 pm
by tie2fish
Very nice looking skin. Not sure if the English birds are exactly the same as the "Huns" we have here -- they tend to be larger and more strikingly marked. Hard to go wrong with stuff from Steve Cookshill.

Re: English Partridge

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:49 pm
by letumgo
That is a gorgeous skin! Especially nice that it includes the entire skin (head, wings, tail). One of the best investments going, for soft hackle flies. You will definitely get your monies worth out of that.

I can’t wait to see the flies you tie with the feathers, and the fish you’ll catch with the flies. ;) :D

Re: English Partridge

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:31 am
by zen leecher
I see a fair amount of the skins sold out here have the wings removed.

Re: English Partridge

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:34 am
by tie2fish
zen leecher wrote:I see a fair amount of the skins sold out here have the wings removed.


Next thing you know the middle back feathers will be gone ;)

Re: English Partridge

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:38 am
by letumgo
:lol: :lol: :lol: :D

Re: English Partridge

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:12 pm
by redietz
zen leecher wrote:I see a fair amount of the skins sold out here have the wings removed.


Which is a pity, since the primaries make excellent quill wings on things like Wickham's.

I also see a lot with the head removed, which also removes all the small neck hackles.

Re: English Partridge

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:51 am
by zen leecher
after I found one I'd bought was missing the wings I made sure subsequent purchases I made had the wings attached. Also looked for the longest necks I could find so I could get the small feathers at the top.

Re: English Partridge

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:40 am
by Smuggler
I just bought a bunch of these from Steve last month. They're the bee's knees.

Re: English Partridge

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm
by tie2fish
Smuggler wrote:I just bought a bunch of these from Steve last month. They're the bee's knees.


"Bee's knees"? That was even before my time and that was a while back :lol: :lol: .