Mearn's Quail

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Mearn's Quail

Post by Old Hat » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:57 am

Recently acquired a cock and hen Mearn's quail skins. A couple of my favorites.
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Useful cock feathers
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Useful hen feather
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Uses the speckled hen feather
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Re: Mearn's Quail

Post by Bazzer69 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:34 pm

A really nice variety of feathers from a single skin, particularly the cock. Did you purchase them?
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Re: Mearn's Quail

Post by Old Hat » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:53 pm

Yeah, they don't come up too often in good shape. Usually shot to $#&!

I found this as a set on Ebay. I am an occasional bird hunter but these are more of a southwest species.
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Re: Mearn's Quail

Post by letumgo » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:15 am

The feathers also make beautiful cheeks on stream patterns (why I bought mine). I have not tried them as soft hackles yet, but after seeing your pictures I am going to give it a go.
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Re: Mearn's Quail

Post by swellcat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:51 am

Great, well-marked feathers, and nice fly.
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Re: Mearn's Quail

Post by Althehackleman » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:03 pm

I recently acquired one of these. The pictures sort of caught my attention. Am very glad I have it and Thank You for highlighting the feathers. This will be used on some flies very soon. Thank you.
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Re: Mearn's Quail

Post by Trifly » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:10 am

I have been trying to secure a Scaled quail here in west Texas. Just to try a different feather.
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