English Partridge

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English Partridge

Post by upstatetrout » Tue May 15, 2018 1:45 pm

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

Post by tie2fish » Tue May 15, 2018 1:54 pm

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.
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Re: English Partridge

Post by letumgo » Tue May 15, 2018 5:49 pm

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
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Re: English Partridge

Post by zen leecher » Wed May 16, 2018 9:31 am

I see a fair amount of the skins sold out here have the wings removed.
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Re: English Partridge

Post by tie2fish » Wed May 16, 2018 9:34 am

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 ;)
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Re: English Partridge

Post by letumgo » Wed May 16, 2018 11:38 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :D
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Re: English Partridge

Post by redietz » Wed May 16, 2018 2:12 pm

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.
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Re: English Partridge

Post by zen leecher » Thu May 17, 2018 9:51 am

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.
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Re: English Partridge

Post by Smuggler » Thu May 17, 2018 10:40 am

I just bought a bunch of these from Steve last month. They're the bee's knees.
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Re: English Partridge

Post by tie2fish » Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm

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: .
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