Grade of Quail

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Grade of Quail

Post by Fishnkilts » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:16 pm

When it comes to Quail skins, I see there are three grades, #1, #2 and pro. Can anyone help me to choose which grade I need. I tie in sizes from 12 to 18 mostly.
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Re: Grade of Quail

Post by letumgo » Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:07 pm

The pro version tends to be cheaper due to tears/wholes in the skin (hunting damage). Generally the feathers are the pretty much same. #1 quality are very clean, almost display quality bird skins. I’ve got game bird skins from Blue Ribbon flies in both the pro and #1 quality. Both are useful for tying.
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Re: Grade of Quail

Post by Fishnkilts » Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:38 am

Thanks Ray. Blue Ribbon was where I saw the promotion for the skins and thought Quail might work good for me.
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Re: Grade of Quail

Post by letumgo » Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:56 pm

Quail have nice colors, but the feather stems can be challenging in larger sizes. You should have no issues on the smaller stuff. Tye in the hackle by the tip. ;)
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Re: Grade of Quail

Post by Fishnkilts » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:57 am

letumgo wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:56 pm Quail have nice colors, but the feather stems can be challenging in larger sizes. You should have no issues on the smaller stuff. Tye in the hackle by the tip. ;)
Thanks for the "tip". Pardon the pun. :lol:
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