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The smaller feathers from these Coot wings are useful for spider patterns/ wet flies. Often used as a substitute for Waterhen undercover for the Waterhen Bloa. The larger webby hackles from coot wings can be used for Spey hackles etc. The wing quills can be used for a number of wet or dry winged patterns, also used for the wing cases for nymphs.
The speckled plumage of the red grouse has many uses for the soft hackle fan & the wings & tail form the basis for the grouse series of wets.
A complete Widgeon skin with perfect matching pair of wings and well marked barred flanks.
English Partridge Skin Nat & Dyed£22.00 - £29.99
All Partridge feathers are a favourite of the fly tier.
The North Country Fly£25.00
The North Country Fly. Yorkshire's Soft Hackle Tradition
French Partridge Full Skin£5.00 £20.00
The French Partridge flank feathers are well known components of a few Mayfly patterns, however the other plumage of this bird gives us much to play with.
Finer wing quills than crow quills, the grey scalp hackles are excellent for spider patterns or soft long head hackles on variants of traditional palmered flies such as the Zulu.