English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles

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English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles

Post by joaniebo » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:42 am

I really like the coloring of English Grouse and Woodcock. A couple years back, I decided to use some of these hackles with different dubbings. My apologies if I've posted these before. Memory not as good as it used to be!
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Re: English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles

Post by letumgo » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:54 am

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Re: English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:48 pm

Out of all the game bird hackles available, Woodcock and Red Moor Grouse are my absolute favorites. Their color and softness are striking in the water.
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Re: English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles

Post by bocast » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:00 pm

Beautiful. Woodcock is a favorite of mine too. I don't know enough about the bird to know if supply is dwindling or stable.
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Re: English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles

Post by Fishnkilts » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:24 pm

Those are excellent looking flies. I like the woodcock look, and I think it works well for most flies.
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Re: English Grouse & Woodcock Hackles

Post by Theroe » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:22 am

joaniebo wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:42 am
I really like the coloring of English Grouse and Woodcock. A couple years back, I decided to use some of these hackles with different dubbings. My apologies if I've posted these before. Memory not as good as it used to be!
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