Posted 03 November 2016 - 06:26 pm
Does this sound ok. Just didn't want to tail to dry and twist
Posted 23 November 2016 - 07:33 am
Posted 23 November 2016 - 07:47 am
Fox tails don't usually twist when hung up but every single one I've had has seccumbed to moths ,larvae that eat the hair folickles causing it to fall out .Used to do every one I caught but stopped due to this .
So far so good with mine . The farm we keep the horse on has one in the living room which is really old and apart from dust seems in good knick . Hoping this one stays good
Posted 29 November 2016 - 06:23 pm
I leave mine in meths for a fortnight,rinse with cold water,shampoo,rinse,conditioner,rinse then brush/hair dryer,never had one twist.Got one to do tonight funny enough,never had that problem with moths either,but Ive seen first hand the damage they can do to a box of fishing flies ,didn't go for a good while ,going through my gear one day and found my fly box now contained a couple of hundred bare hooks lol...atb Dave
Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:44 pm
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:23 pm
Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:21 am
Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:06 pm
I think the fact you got the bone out will stop it from kinking , any pest problems dunk it back in methylated spirits and rinse off
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:22 pm
Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:39 am
Put a lengh ways split in it half way down.
Cut the skin around the tail at the Base.
Slide the split onto the cut.
And hold onto each end of the stick and pull.
Nice and easy way to remove the tail without the bone.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 02:04 pm
Cant find meths around here, so got some alcohol for cleaning purposes from a hardware shop and currently have a nice charcoal hued tail in it, been probably a month so will hook it out in a day or 2. It was in the back of the car of the car for a week as id forgotten about it, but the temps didnt get above 0, so hoping itll be ok.
Reading about your methods for deboning the tail. Ive heard about the split in a stick but always used a bit of bailer twine and pulled like hell, well the tail I mention above I tried the same method but had a bit of inferior string which just snapped, so my mate said try a couple of sticks. He just sandwiched the sticks which were about thmb thickness around the cut and whipped the tail off. Easiest ive ever seen a tail come off.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 04:26 pm
Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:20 pm
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