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Leopard Whiskers

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by goosehunter51, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. goosehunter51

    goosehunter51 Member

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    I am in need of replacement whiskers for a newly mounted male leopard. Any help, suggestions or thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. WLELTD

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    african porky gaurd hairs
     
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  3. crablover

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    Fantastic for replacement whiskers on many species of animals are the stripped feather quills used in fly tying. They are the tapered quill of chicken feathers. They come in a variety of natural colors and dyed as well. They are very cheap, strong and the perfect size for whisker replacement. They are tapered to the tip just like a real whisker. They are my go to when called for. Pix shows how they look on the Leopard head. 17894-Leopard-1 (1).jpg
     
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  4. byrdman

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    there is a way to use thin clear plastic bristles and heat over a candle and strech them out to taper the ends...never tried it but read it
     
  5. Randy

    Randy Huntin Chamios on Mount Cook, New Zealand

    Nutria whiskers are very similar. They may be a bit thinner than leopard , but are close.
     
  6. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I sanded down 50 pound monofilament.
     
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  7. Dave York

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    I saw leader material at the fly fishing section that was about 4’ long and it was standing up in a display like wire except for some of the tip.
     
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  10. goosehunter51

    goosehunter51 Member

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    Thanks everyone for weighing in. I'm all set....very much appreciated.
     
  11. maxman

    maxman Member

    What did you end up doing?
     
  12. goosehunter51

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    I was offered mountain lion whiskers....
     
  13. crablover

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    Perfect replacement Goose! Glad it worked out for you. If time is money, sanding down clear mono is a waist of time and will look just like sanded down mono, and the natural taper needed would make it even more time consuming.
     
  14. pumpkinhead

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