11-27-2013, 12:03 AM
Re: Tying with Chukar feathers?
Hi & Welcome.
As mentioned any of The Soft Feathers work well as I'm always mucking around with any Feathers & Materials I come across.
I tie an imitation Moth/Caddis Pattern with Snipe & Quail however Chukar would work Quite well.
I Shot them in Alaska on The Tundra a few years back they are also known as Red Grouse in Scotland.
Hook : 12-14 you could go Smaller
Tail : Brown Hackle Fibres
Tag : Either Fluoro Orange or Green
Body : Cream to Tan
Wings : I use Snipe you can use Chukar
Hackle : I use Quail you can also substitute Chukar.
You can also dose it with a little Floatant to make it float.
You will find it a beaut little Fly which should catch Fish anywhere in The US as I caught Cutthroat on a Fly I Took to The US from Australia.