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Hareline Hungarian Partridge Feathers-
Hungarian Partridge Feathers or Partridge for short has a long-standing tradition as a tying material. These feathers are used on some of the most quintessential patterns such as the “Partridge and Orange” fly. Multiple colors give you plenty of options. If you plan on tying soft hackles you need Partridge on your desk.
Patterns and Tying Techniques- Mostly wrapped as a soft hackle, the creative tyer will find uses for the Hungarian Partridge as upright wings, cheeks for streamers, claws for crawfish, and buggy-looking legs for nymphs. Larger feathers can be palmered to create soft hackle streamers, mini buggers, and fins for sculpins.
Hungarian Partridge Feathers vs Hungarian Partridge Skin- The Hungarian Partridge Feathers come in a clear plastic bag and are loose. Hungarian Partridge Feathers are available in a multitude of colors including olive, black and brown. The pack of feathers has a wide and ranging variety of feathers. Hareline’s Hungarian Partridge Skin is a full partridge skin left in its natural state. It is only available as natural and not offered in dyed colors. Choose the Partridge Skin if you want feathers that can be plucked from the same area for consistency. Choose the Partridge Feathers if you are looking for variety and color.
Nymphs, Soft Hackles, Streamers- Hungarian Partridge Feathers really shine when used as legs on nymphs and soft hackles like on the 20 Incher Stone and the Pheasant Tail and Partridge Nymph. The feathers can also be used on streamers such as the Carp Crack and Ween Gaddy Salmon Fly. They look great as a wing on dries like in the Spent Partridge Caddis and can be substituted as a wing on Schroeder’s Hopper and Dave’s Hopper.
Pack Size and Physical Description
Approximate Dimensions- The feathers come from all over the skin and are going to vary in size makeup. They range from ¼ of an inch to up to 2 ½ inches from tip to stem. Some feathers will be perfect for wrapping soft hackles while others will be more similar to small marabou. This pack is going to give you a large range of feathers with little consistency from feather to feather.
Pack Size- The Feathers come loose in a bag that is approximately 4 by 6 inches. The bag is packed full side to side, top to bottom and roughly 2 to 3 feathers deep.
**These sizes and dimensions may vary based on manufacturer changes**