Thursday, July 22, 2010

Calling All Grouse Hunters!

As most of you know, I'm new at the blog thing and consequently don't have as many follows as some of you. It stinks that I need to use my blog for commercial purposes, but I'm in real need of help and want to get the word out to as many grouse hunters as I can.

I'm in desperate need of ruff grouse feathers. To any of you that follow my blog, or if you have friends that are bird hunters, I could really use your assistance. Specifically, I need tails for a stone fly pattern we tie in the shop. I need about as many full tails as I can get my hands on. We pay $1.50 per tail plus your shipping costs. If any of you have tails you can part with, by all means reach out to me and I'll buy them. If it's not too much trouble, I would appreciate your passing my inquiry around to any others bloggers, hunters, etc. who may have some tails I can purchase.

Thanks in advance for your help!

9 comments:

Scampwalker said...

I'll keep that in mind this fall... not for the money, but I might take a single fly as payment... would be cool to have!

Silk Line River Horse said...

Thank you very much. Actually, I'm hoping to reach out to some folks that might have tails left over from last season. We go through this every year. I would be happy to provide you with more than a single fly in exchange for tails. This pattern actually originated in PA, the Rolka Stone. It's a great stone pattern tied in larger sizes, but is absolutely deadly as a caddis pupa. Now or later, I'll take whatever you can get me.

Andrew Campbell said...

Gary: will keep you in mind for the coming season. Wish us luck in western Maine! If you don't know it, you might check out Jim Tantillo's Grousers blog. I suspect he might be able to turn you on to some tail feathers.

Andrew

Scampwalker said...

Are you interested in just ruffed grouse? I have plans to shoot plenty of prairie birds as well this fall!

Silk Line River Horse said...

The pattern we tie is pretty dark and calls for Ruff Grouse. If you come across some chicken tail feathers though, I would certainly be willing to take those off your hands for variety of other patterns.

Silk Line River Horse said...

Andrew, thanks for the direction to Jim's blog. I'll check it out and see if he might be able to help me. I wish you tremendous luck on your adventure to Maine this season. I spent an awesome summer in Baxter State Park when I was much younger and have always dreamed of going back there someday. What a beautiful and remote area!

parkerjamesii said...

I'll post this over at my blog--I just got started blogging as well, but any bit helps I reckon.
I'll see about getting some feathers to you this fall.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Hello! Found you through Matt's site, The Upland Odyssey. My husband and I raise Gordon Setters, which as you probably know, are bird dogs. We live in some of the best grouse country in the US. Although this year seems to be a little bare. My husband and his buddies get plenty of grouse and I'm sure they'd be happy to share some of the feathers. Like everyone else, it would be in the fall. Maybe you could post a reminder in September and I'd be happy to re-post it on my blog. Looking forward to future posts!

Silk Line River Horse said...

Thank you Karen. I would be more than happy to take whatever feather you have or will have off your hands. It's always a tough bill to fill every year. This particular pattern seems to be in very high demand this year though as the caddis in our neck of the woods are going nuts. Good snow pack equals good water for Colorado. I will post the appropriate reminder in the fall. If you, your husband, or any of your friends have any tails this year, of course I would buy them as well. I wish you good hunting in the upcoming season.

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