The other day I received some new awesome material from a hunter I managed to get in contact with.
I think I've got the English names right.
Wood Grouse (or Heather Hen) breast feathers
Stoat (also known as short-tailed weasel)
So, you can imagine, its like Christmas at the tying table this weekend.
Here are some recent ties, hope you like it.
Feathers from Wood Grouse hen is awesome, as is the Pine Marten dubbing.
Hook: Grip 14723BL #14
Thread: Pearsall's Gossamer,Hot orange
Hackle: Wood grouse hen, breast
Abdomen: Tying silk
Rib/thorax: Pine marten underfur - in split thread
Heckham Peckham variant with wood grouse hen hackle
Spiders, Wood Grouse hen and Pine Marten