Help on tanning chicken pelts

Submitted by Mark C on 08/09/2002. ( msmurphy@prodigy.net ) 64.197.10.92

A question: I have several chicken pelts I would like to "tan" so I
can use the feathers for fly tying. What would be a good way to do it. Would alum work or stretching the skin, leaving them in the sun to dry. Really appreciate your ideas! Thanks MCM

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For longevity............

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 08/09/2002. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 165.247.11.18

For longevity, I'd use a apint-on tan like our KWIK-N-EZE product. It's easy to use, and it produces a long lasting leather that has an indefinite shelf-life - perfect for fly-tying materials.

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http://Rittelsupplies.net


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