05/27 - Working with Deer Hair
With as much warmwater fly fishing here in the Mid-West many people love to throw deer hair poppers through out the summer for bass and panfish. Among fly tiers, spinning deer hair is one of the most requested techniques we get asked to teach. It isn't that working with deer hair is that difficult but rather not as intuitive as other tying techniques. What most people do not know is that you can easily make great looking hair bugs with other techniques than just 'spinning' the hair.
Our Working With Deer Hair class is designed to help people learn how to work with deer hair using a number of techniques including spinning. Since this class is designed more for working with one particular material and techniques for using said material we will actually only be tying one fly for this class. We will spend the first half of the class learning the various techniques for working with deer hair and then the later half actually making the Tap's Bug using whichever technique the tiers choose. Along with how to just get the hair on the hook students will be learning how to trim their creation as well as other finishing touches.