Big/ long deer hair - Fly Fishing Forum
Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion Talk flyfishing with members around the world!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-31-2002, 07:24 AM
Roop Roop is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Any
Posts: 1,260
Question Big/ long deer hair

Deer hair, long deer hair for big heads.

Who has it? Where can I find it?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-31-2002, 09:21 AM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
Wink

I have some..lots...But if I told you I would have to kill you.:hehe:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-31-2002, 10:21 AM
Penguin's Avatar
Penguin Penguin is offline
d'PhlightlessPhlyPhisher
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Kape Kodistan, People's Republik of Taxachusetts & Penguinia
Posts: 1,586
...Bear's Den had some (in house hand dyed pastels long and soft)...Also, Salt Water Edge...tell Steve I said howdy and to give you the "special" stuff! Give them a call! ...(but leave some for me!)...
See you at the Edge...

Last edited by Penguin; 01-31-2002 at 10:23 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-31-2002, 10:23 AM
Roop Roop is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Any
Posts: 1,260
Deer hair- not bucktail....?

Striblue, I could never hurt you, who would I steal equipment from then?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-31-2002, 10:59 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,593
Good long deer hair can be hard to find. It often gets a curve or too curly/hollow by the time you find it long enough.

It's hit or miss, especially if you are looking for a specific dye color.

I would recommend calling around to our sponsors, I'm sure they will put aside a package if you describe what you are looking for.

Maybe try some elkhair? It's more hollow but I've had good luck finding straight long patches.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-31-2002, 03:11 PM
Bob Pink Bob Pink is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 473
I was speaking with Dick at Fly Rod&Reel just yesterday about this. Yes, it's universally hard to find long deer belly hair even in natural colors. He's getting some material in next week that he wants to experiment with as a solution to this issue. Give him a call next week to see what he thinks ( I'm stalling because I have a brain lock on the name of the critter it's from, maybe elk? )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-31-2002, 04:05 PM
Bob Pink Bob Pink is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 473
Jeff,
Just checked one of my catalogue sources.

Janns Netcraft offers
"Select Deer Body Hair; Long/fine 1" - 2 1/4"" as their catalogue # 615-404 Does not indicate what colors ( if any ) it's available in. 800-638-2723 or jannsnetcraft.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-31-2002, 08:52 PM
FrenchCreek's Avatar
FrenchCreek FrenchCreek is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Bow River in Calgary
Posts: 865
Lot's of the stuff

I'll send you some "long" stuff, about 2 to 2 1/4 inch long, as long as you don't bi#@& about bambies getting it.... or else I'll get John to kill you...
It is all "natural" colour, but you can bleach it and then dye it to any color you want or have it done at some taxidermist or other place that dyes fur.
__________________
Pete AKA Frenchcreek from Calgary
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-31-2002, 09:55 PM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
Jeff.. actually John Morrison at the fly show.. the guy who showed me how to spin some mean dear hair pointed me out to one of the booths where I think, I bought long deer hair... I will look in my supply to find the name of the shop.. I just can't remember it off hand.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-01-2002, 04:55 AM
FishHawk FishHawk is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 2,039
Thumbs up

Blue Ribbon Flies out of Boseman Montana has some of the finest long bucktail of anyone. Hunter's also has great long
bucktails. American Angler out of Salem NH also has good long bucktail. I got a wonderful olive bucktail from them.
The one color that I am looking for is yellow . Seems when they dye the tails they have a tendency to shrink.
FishHawk
__________________
FishHawk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 02-01-2002, 09:17 AM
DFix DFix is offline
Fluff
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Salem, MA; Deerfield, NH
Posts: 1,033
I've gotten some great long tails from American. I did great at KTP one day, standing there and picking thru the packages of colors I wanted. IMO it's a responsibility to look through all the tails available - some are blatantly long and easy to identify; in some colors like black or olive, it's not so easy and you should fumble through them to find the fiber length, just like trying to find the right hackle length in a cape or a saddle. My. $02
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 02-01-2002, 10:58 AM
Roop Roop is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Any
Posts: 1,260
Thanks all.

I'm planning a trip to the Den tomorrow AM, look forward to the care package from Frenchcreek (wait till you see the surprise I have for your visit this year!!) and appreciate the other suggestions. Elk hair is a strong possibility..

Roop
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 02-01-2002, 01:16 PM
Bob Pink Bob Pink is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 473
I know this is obvious to those of us who have already made this mistake... but,
When looking for deer 'hair' for spinning, it is deer body hair and not bucktail that you are using. The body hair has a naturally hollow structure that creates that dramatic 'flair' when you cinch it down tight. Bucktail fibres are thinner and more solid, not as suited for spinning.

From one for whom any hair at all is a mystery........
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 02-01-2002, 07:37 PM
FrenchCreek's Avatar
FrenchCreek FrenchCreek is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Bow River in Calgary
Posts: 865
Elk Vs. Deer

Be aware !
Elk body hair is dreamtically different from Deer body hair...
look at both very carefully and make sure you know the properties of each before spending any kind of coin...
__________________
Pete AKA Frenchcreek from Calgary
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trimming Deer Hair flyjkol Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 1 07-20-2004 03:28 PM
Deer Hair ? John Desjardins >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 6 01-02-2004 08:57 PM
Deer hair bug - hair legs (swap entry) Dble Haul >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 1 12-05-2003 02:30 PM
Deer Hair Mack striblue >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 4 11-11-2003 07:25 AM
Deer Hair Critter striblue >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 0 04-06-2002 08:35 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)