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Old 03-16-2011, 11:45 AM
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Default Choosing A Hun Skin

When choosing a Hun Skin is it important weather it is a Male or Female. I'm getting ready to tie up some flies that call for it and since its widely used in fly tying I figure I'll buy one rather than make substitute something else.
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Hungarian partridge (Perdix perdix) males and females are very similar in size, color and feathering. I truly doubt it makes a difference which sex you tie with...just like ruffed grouse. In my experience, most people can't tell the difference in that species, either. Especially when handling just the skin.
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Default Re: Choosing A Hun Skin

Hi Tom,

What Gary said and............If you are buying from a shop sort through them and take the one where the flank and rump feathers are nice and full. Depending on what you are tying size matters Fullness of herls will be a matter of age of the bird and when last moult occurred.
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Also - there are several methods I've seen enabling you to use "too long" feathers on smaller soft hackles. I can't find where I've stashed the articles (if you saw my tying bench in another thread currently running you'd understand that); probably if you google around, or even search this forum, you'll find them. These methods are alternatives to the standard "tie in by the tip and wrap".
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