Great techniques and tips for working with deer hair!

thefeatherbender

Recently I have had many questions regarding spinning deer hair and the best method of attaining a even open fibered body for deer hair flies. I use this technique on patterns such as G&H Sedge. The other technique is for making cork like bodies from deer hair. Once mastered these techniques can be applied to many patterns.

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8You can now begin to wind the dubbing onto the hook shank just like a conventional feather hackle, combing the fibres back with each turn.

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You can now begin to wind the dubbing onto the hook shank just like a conventional feather hackle, combing the fibers back with each turn.

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Great tips and flies from an experienced angler.

The Rogue Fly

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Last week Skip Morris gave a presentation on Nymph Fishing at the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers club meeting. Skip and his wife Carol Ann Morris are so in love with fly fishing that they travel, share and educate others all in the effort of bringing more people to fly fishing. They have published amazing fly tying books and videos as well as articles on their website. If you are looking to have Skip and Carol come give a talk at your local club or event drop them a line. The following are five tips that I picked up from his presentation that should help you further your skills when nymph fishing.

1. Stop looking for “Classic Water”.

Close your eyes and think of the perfect trout stream. Once you have that place set in your mind, blow it up! Those places either hardly occur or do not…

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