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Couple otter #7808018
02/26/23 07:02 PM
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We put up a couple otter today, leather was pretty clear, real fatty, fleshed pretty easy.

Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7808019
02/26/23 07:06 PM
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Nice looking put up.

Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7808040
02/26/23 07:45 PM
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Looks good. The only problem I have fleshing them is doing the tail. But I am lucky if I catch one a year so I don't get a lot of practice.

Re: Couple otter [Re: backroadsarcher] #7808193
02/26/23 10:48 PM
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To facilitate ease in fleshing the tail of otter, slit and cross hatch the beads of fat being careful not to cut the leather. Nice put up newfox 1.

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Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7808248
02/27/23 01:51 AM
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I don't have any issues In fleshing an otter tail. To me It's easier then the rest of the critter. Take off each edge on the tail and then do the middle.


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Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7808610
02/27/23 03:23 PM
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Nice clean Otter.
Why the big scallops at the skirt?


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Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7809119
02/28/23 08:52 AM
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I agree with Bctomcat, and the Beav, I cut the tail fat lengthwise , one cut each side .then I flesh edges first then down the middle.
Boco no reason they didnít get pinned together is all.

Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7809847
02/28/23 11:43 PM
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Idk if this is what you seasoned guys do, but I had some luck with using the dull side of my knife and slicing like was already stated. Down each side, then down the middle...on the tail of an otter, that is.


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Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7811147
03/02/23 04:28 PM
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Not much things prettier in the fur shed than a nicely clean scraped otter


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Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7811183
03/02/23 05:35 PM
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Just put one up today and i have to agree with you.
One otter 1 beaver 1 rat and 4 coon yesterdays catch that I put up today.


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Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7811225
03/02/23 06:33 PM
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I use a beaver knife and take the membrane off to show the fat. I then use the dull side of my fleshed to remove the fat. I got to the point that it don't take long. I don't push to hard when taking the fat off but when my otter get graded they have graded select but singed. That last couple did any way??

Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7815329
03/07/23 09:44 PM
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Couple more, been having good luck.

Re: Couple otter [Re: newfox1] #7818626
03/11/23 08:58 PM
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We got a couple more done, had a little sew job on the small one.

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