We are in full-swing up here in Alaska. Grouse has been open since Aug 10 (sharptails, ruffs, spruce) along with ptarmigan, caribou, sheep. Waterfowl and moose opened yesterday. Black bear is open year round.
They seem to be about 50 percent red, 50 percent gray.Those red phase Ruff Grouse tails are hard to get. I’d be willing to pay for a tail or two!!
An almost long forgotten Colorado fly pattern called the “ Breadcrust” ! You split the vein of the tail feather, and wrap the hook! Perfect imitation of a cased Caddis! Killer pattern!
I have about a dozen cherished tied right now, maybe two feathers left, then my stash is gone.