Good source for soft hackle materials

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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by Bazzer69 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:14 pm

joaniebo wrote:Ray

In the past year or so, I've probably given away at least 8 - 10 partridge skins that had bare spots near the neck and the rest of the skin was intact.

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It's those little neck feathers that are so useful to soft hackles! Somebody needs to bread a bird with all small feathers!
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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by letumgo » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:42 pm

Or maybe they could breed extra long necked partridge...
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Or they could harvest poults (younger birds)... :twisted:
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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:43 pm

Oh my gosh fellows.....
That is awesome! What's the going price on these long-necked beauties?
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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by Bazzer69 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:13 pm

Swan neck Partridge, I saw them on Monty Python
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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by joaniebo » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:10 am

Received my package today from Cookshill. 10 days from date of shipment to receiving the wings. I should be set now for the season.
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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by letumgo » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:06 pm

What wings did you order? Just curious.

I've only ordered from Cookshill directly a couple times. Each time I was very pleased with their quality and speed.
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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by joaniebo » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:50 am

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Sent you a PM (my reponse was probably too long to post)!

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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by letumgo » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:01 pm

Bob - I read your PM with a big smile. I will try to send you a reply this week. No time at the moment.
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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by narcodog » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:57 pm

Steve Cooper posted that he has some blue roller skins for sale, $24.00 shipped to the US.
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Re: Good source for soft hackle materials

Post by William Anderson » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:13 am

Ray, that's one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. You continue to surprise and impress.
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