Ruffed Grouse Skin

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Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by letumgo » Mon May 28, 2018 2:02 pm

This weekend I was passing thru Roscoe and stopped in at the Beaverkill Angler fly shop. On the back wall, they had several full Ruffed Grouse skins. After carefully looking thru each one, I picked this one. I believe it is a female bird.

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Close up of the head/neck region:
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Middle back region:
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Close-up of the wing (top):
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Close-up of the wing (underside):
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The flank feathers (both sides/under the wings) has feathers very similar to Chuckar (French Partridge):
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Rump/Tail (top):
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Rump/Tail (underside): Some lovely creamy brown/tan marabou feathers under the tail
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by hankaye » Mon May 28, 2018 6:22 pm

Ray, Howdy;

Beautiful bird skin

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Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by Theroe » Wed May 30, 2018 12:10 pm

Send this one too :o

All kidding aside, I wish I knew you’re in town Ray..... we could’ve caught up for a few minutes!

BTW - Those quills on the tail feathers, are the absolute perfect shade for the breadbasket: “reddish brown rust”.

The breadbasket is one of the BEST wets to use from Mothers Day to the summer solstice. I don’t mean the Rolka east central PA version........the Ivan north east version is second to none!
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by tie2fish » Wed May 30, 2018 1:20 pm

Based on our telcon, you have a real gem there, Ray. The barb lengths on the prime Ruffed Grouse skin I got are too long for tying much smaller than Size #10 or #12. We'll be waiting to see some new flies from you.
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by redietz » Wed May 30, 2018 1:53 pm

Theroe wrote:the breadbasket: “reddish brown rust”.
Is that the same as a Breadcrust?
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by letumgo » Wed May 30, 2018 9:32 pm

I found a great tutorial showing how to tye a Breadcrust Nymph.

http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox ... arentID=86

Charlie does nice work...
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by Roadkill » Wed May 30, 2018 11:56 pm

Happy feather bending!! ;) :D
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by redietz » Thu May 31, 2018 2:44 am

letumgo wrote:I found a great tutorial showing how to tye a Breadcrust Nymph.

http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox ... arentID=86

Charlie does nice work...
He forgot to mention "don't slice your fingers off when splitting the feather". It's why I buy rather than tie when it comes to the Breadcrust. (A very effective fly, BTW.)
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by Theroe » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:36 pm

redietz wrote:
Theroe wrote:the breadbasket: “reddish brown rust”.
Is that the same as a Breadcrust?
Breadcrust = size 12-10
Breadbasket = size 4-8

Breadcrust with butter - size 10 only
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Re: Ruffed Grouse Skin

Post by Theroe » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:38 pm

redietz wrote:
letumgo wrote:I found a great tutorial showing how to tye a Breadcrust Nymph.

http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox ... arentID=86

Charlie does nice work...
He forgot to mention "don't slice your fingers off when splitting the feather". It's why I buy rather than tie when it comes to the Breadcrust. (A very effective fly, BTW.)
very nice vid, but thats the popular Rolka version.........I will post up some pix when I get back from Striper fishing.
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