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quackhead35 11-29-2009 11:35 AM

My huge material score
 
I have had a couple of good weeks with getting some materials! I have a few more fowl feathers and wings in the white bag that the tail is on but I didn't take them out. But this is what I got so far....

My bucktail that just needs to be cut and cleaned
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/IMG00550.jpg

the 3 mallards I shot on tuesday
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/IMG00548.jpg

The goose and a gadwall I shot the week before
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/IMG00525.jpg

Oh and then the biggest score...This Rooster my cousin just butchered and I asked for the cape and saddle. He's sending me the entire body of feathers lol, he also has another that he's going to make into chicken n dumplins this week so I will have a nice Redish rooster too.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...1128091617.jpg

yatahey 11-29-2009 12:18 PM

Re: My huge material score
 
Cool. That's the way to get material. The natural way. Now go out and shoot some Chenille birds.

fyshstykr 11-29-2009 12:39 PM

Re: My huge material score
 
I'm wanting to do some dying this winter so I have the word out with friends and family members for mallard flank feathers and pheasant skins. Plus I'm eye ballin' the neighbors guinea hens. lol!

jpbfly 11-29-2009 01:02 PM

Re: My huge material score
 
Plus I'm eye ballin' the neighbors guinea hens. lol!
as long as you don't eye ball his wife....no problem:D

Hardyreels 11-29-2009 01:23 PM

Re: My huge material score
 
Just Plain Naughty

jpbfly 11-29-2009 01:27 PM

Re: My huge material score
 
:sorry:I know I'm really naughty at times Ard...Frank's going to give me a yellow card:wow:

peregrines 11-29-2009 02:50 PM

Re: My huge material score
 
QH- Great going- looks like you've got a steady supply of great stuff.

mcnerney 11-29-2009 05:17 PM

Re: My huge material score
 
quackhead35: Very nice score on fly tying materials! Now you need to go out an get a pheasant. Another great source for tying materials is EBay.
Last year Aroostookbasser sent me a muskrat pelt that I have had fun tying with. I made out like a bandit when Jimmie sent me some great fly tying materials he had a chance to pickup recently at a fly club auction. It's great having friends that you meet through this forum. Then awhile back JP from France sent me some great Limousine feathers that have an awesome shine......their so pretty I'm almost afraid to use them.

Larry

fish_gypsy 11-29-2009 05:53 PM

Re: My huge material score
 
That's a good stash of material, quackhead. I have ten squirrel skins and a couple moleskins that are drying right now, and there's a couple rabbits in the backyard that may disappear shortly...

I've been out a half dozen times duck hunting this weekend, but have yet to nail anything aside from a couple ringnecks and shovelers. I'm hoping to change that this week, hopefully. Good luck!

quackhead35 11-29-2009 10:18 PM

Re: My huge material score
 
Thanks guys! I have been working hard to get these materials. I have also gotten some other from Feather-craft but its all stuff i can't harvest right now :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by fyshstykr (Post 73509)
I'm wanting to do some dying this winter so I have the word out with friends and family members for mallard flank feathers and pheasant skins. Plus I'm eye ballin' the neighbors guinea hens. lol!

My cousin picked up a few guinea feathers while trying to catch a pheasant at the farm. He said he was going to pick up some turkey feathers for me next time he was there.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...1129091933.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcnerney (Post 73550)
quackhead35: Very nice score on fly tying materials! Now you need to go out an get a pheasant. Another great source for tying materials is EBay.
Last year Aroostookbasser sent me a muskrat pelt that I have had fun tying with. I made out like a bandit when Jimmie sent me some great fly tying materials he had a chance to pickup recently at a fly club auction. It's great having friends that you meet through this forum. Then awhile back JP from France sent me some great Limousine feathers that have an awesome shine......their so pretty I'm almost afraid to use them.

Larry

My cousin is trying to get one of the pheasants from the farm for me but I still have half a tail left so I'm not in a rush. There is a guy at the local fly shop that has something like that from europe that are super nice and I couldn't see using them either lol

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Originally Posted by fish_gypsy (Post 73555)
That's a good stash of material, quackhead. I have ten squirrel skins and a couple moleskins that are drying right now, and there's a couple rabbits in the backyard that may disappear shortly...

I've been out a half dozen times duck hunting this weekend, but have yet to nail anything aside from a couple ringnecks and shovelers. I'm hoping to change that this week, hopefully. Good luck!

I have been working hard on trying to get a rabbit and squirrel but haven't seen any of them while hunting.

I've shot 22 ringsnecks this year which is the most I have gotten in a season and its not even half over. The blind I have been hunting out of has produced a vast amount of rings and bluebills this year. I did snag a few feathers and a wing from them just incase. The warm weather up north with all that water isn't helping. They dont have a reason to fly down here yet.


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