I just got a bunch of pheasant and turkey feathers from my nice and her husband which I'm turning into flies for them to use in the spring. I used to do a bit of hunting and always kept the feathers from the pheasants and grouse we knocked over once I started fly tying. I still have a couple of squirrel tails that I cured for tying. What I liked to see next time I go squirrel hunting is a black squirrel. They're becoming more common in the city and the suburbs, where I can't hunt them but I've yet to see one in the wild.
Philly - what do you use to cure squirrel tails?