Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan-Muskegon and Big M. Rivers
Can only give estimate of value by what I am finding out
Rick, the fur used in the fur apparel industry is most of the time prime cuts and yes, most always very pricey for our just cutting these hides into 1/8" and 1/4" strips for fly tying. Thanks to some of the folks on this site I have connected to several sources. The ones that are set aside as tanned and for fly tying are ranging from $25 to $35 USD. The ones I have looked at from the fur apparel have been in excess of $50 each and up to near $100. Obviously I cannot justify spending that much for a piece of premium top quality fur just to slit it up. I have had and am still getting responses from many folks who have plugged me into some good suppliers, such as Jeff, Seth, and Chrys. I used to buy these 6 or 7 tanned hides at a time and spent $25-$30 for the lot(doubt that they were prime, top quality pelts however). As they say, "Live in the past, it's cheaper." Thanks to all for the leads as I do appreciate the help.
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