Thanks guys. Guess I'll stick with the razor blade method for trimming and I'll check that prior thread to see what I can learn about selecting proper deer hair. Of course, I'm limited to what I can find at the flyshops unless I mail order, in which case I have no control at all over what I get.
Got a question about packing the hair: I had a hard time trying to push the spun hair back along the shank. It just refused to move, and the hair started tearing off if I tried to force it. Do you wrap the hook shank prior to tying on the hair? I did wrap the shank because the recipe said to do so, but it seems like the hair would slide better on a bare shank. Then again, it would also be more likely to twist out of place after catching a few fish. Any more helpful hints before I start spinning?
Last edited by Quentin; 02-05-2003 at 06:13 PM.