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The Snipe has long been associated with the dressing of traditional North Country fly patterns, and has given up its hackles to some of the most famous trout flies in history. Such flies as the Snipe & Purple, Snipe Bloa and Edmonds & Lee's version of the March Brown which is still held in high regards by many North Country anglers of today.
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£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.
Golden Pheasant Body Skins Nat & Dyed£8.50 - £9.99
The feathers from a Golden Pheasant are used in a number of salmon patterns, especially Irish shrimps like the Bann Special.