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Old 12-27-2004, 09:23 PM
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Stripping Phesant Tails

Any advise on stripping phesant tails for intruders.

This is my first attempt using the Ed Ward recipie on a tube.

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Old 12-27-2004, 10:46 PM
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Do a search for Intruders or stripping tail feathers because it was described a year or so ago.
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Old 12-28-2004, 07:14 PM
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Soak the tails for several hours then grasp about .5" of fibres near the tip of the feather and pull firmly towards the base of the feather, it helps to change your grip to the area closer to where you are striping from as you go along - the piece that comes off gets thicker as you go towards the base, it you try and strip the feather in one go without changing your grip the thin tip piece will eventualy break off. The only pheasant tail feathers that do not strip well are the Amherst centre tails. Stripping is light years faster than trying to split the stem with scizzors - I hope Riveraddict sees this post, while I loved his article on the intruder I winced when I saw how long he took to tie them and understood why when I read he was trying to split the stems.
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:47 AM
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Yes I originally tried splitting he stem with a razor blade. I came to the conclusion that either I needed allot more practice or this was not the way to do it. Besides it left me with a pithy 1/2 stem and the pith was not very easy to remove. Way to labor intensive. I have since soaked a bunch of tails in warm water with some hair conditioner. I used the methof you describe and it works great.

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