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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Deer Hair Flies
I have been tying some flies with the primary material being deer hair. These flies have been effective in the times I have called on them. This time of year they represent many types of bugs that are about, and especially on small streams. Just the other day while fishing my fly got snagged in a small bush along the stream. As I walked to retrieve it a rather large wasp landed on the fly. It was reluctant to give up the artificial but realized it was not what it appeared to be. Large grasshoppers, moths and other insects fall into the stream and hungry brook trout don't miss them.
Deer hair flies that I tie are usually on #12 hooks, but I have a couple of them in 10's and 14's....Deer hair comes in various colors but I use only a few.
The bodies are usually dubbed, with a fine wire rib. Tinsel bodies also work.
I ties some with rather large heads and wings.
Sparsely tied wings also are used. How many of you have tried deer hair flies? And how effective have they been for you?