English Grouse (aka moor cock)

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English Grouse (aka moor cock)

Post by upstatetrout » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:09 am

Just in and they look very nice .
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Re: English Grouse.

Post by ForumGhillie » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:49 am

Tom, very nice!

Is that a Cookshill English Red Grouse?

I have the entire E. grouse skin and love using it for wets.

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Re: English Grouse.

Post by upstatetrout » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:08 pm

Not Cookshills! I got it from a friendly taxidermist!

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Re: English Grouse.

Post by letumgo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:11 pm

Very nice indeed! I look forward to seeing what you create with these feathers. The quills look like they would work well for some Clyde-style flies as well.
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Re: English Grouse.

Post by upstatetrout » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:23 am

I was asked to post pictures of moor cock. It is the same bird as English Grouse. I had done so in the past but here they are.

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Re: English Grouse.

Post by letumgo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:10 pm

Tom - Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: English Grouse (aka moor cock)

Post by wsbailey » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:18 pm

There is another English grouse you rarely hear about; the black grouse. Blackgame is one pattern that uses it; number 37 in Roger Fogg’s list:

http://flymph.com/html/patterns.html
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Re: English Grouse (aka moor cock)

Post by Theroe » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:47 am

wsbailey wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:18 pm
There is another English grouse you rarely hear about; the black grouse. Blackgame is one pattern that uses it; number 37 in Roger Fogg’s list:

http://flymph.com/html/patterns.html

what about the Famous Grouse?? :shock: :shock:
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Re: English Grouse (aka moor cock)

Post by redietz » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:34 am

The bird pictured on a bottle of Famous Grouse is a red grouse.

The contents of said bottle don't actually contain any sort of bird, only blended whisky. Not to be shot on the Glorious Twelfth. (I suppose you could drink a shot on that day, but personally, I'd hold out for a single malt.)
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Re: English Grouse (aka moor cock)

Post by Theroe » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:19 am

redietz wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:34 am
The bird pictured on a bottle of Famous Grouse is a red grouse.

The contents of said bottle don't actually contain any sort of bird, only blended whisky. Not to be shot on the Glorious Twelfth. (I suppose you could drink a shot on that day, but personally, I'd hold out for a single malt.)

:D :D :D :D :D

I "partook" when the Famous Grouse had their marketing event at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum and Center: all invitees tied and submitted a fly tied with a grouse feather, which were then mounted in a large frame for display in the center. Sampled the blend, which contained the Macallan among others......very nice!

Im not really a hijacker, since i sorta stayed on thread, right?
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