Mearns quail

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Mearns quail

Post by ScottP » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:50 pm

A friend was kind enough to save me some partial skins from a hunting trip. A bird I have no experience with but it has some really interesting feathers

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Looking forward to putting this stuff to use.

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Re: Mearns quail

Post by tie2fish » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:52 pm

Not knowing, one would guess three different birds ...
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Re: Mearns quail

Post by ScottP » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:12 pm

tie2fish wrote:Not knowing, one would guess three different birds ...
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It's weird; the first 2 look like reverse images of the same feather.

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Re: Mearns quail

Post by narcodog » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:41 pm

I've been using those for a couple of years, both male and female.
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Re: Mearns quail

Post by Smuggler » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:11 pm

Very interesting bird indeed. I can think of plenty of uses for each of those feathers!

Salmon tyers fancy this bird I believe, and for good reason!
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Post by William Anderson » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:14 pm

Scott, I'm sure you'll put these each to dramatic effect. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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Re: Mearns quail

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:46 pm

Scott,
Those are really cool! I particularly like the third one!
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Re: Mearns quail

Post by Old Hat » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:14 pm

I have both male and female bird skins as well. The female skins have some really special soft hackle feathers.
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