Category Archives: Deer Hair

Flies Around the Net – December 2017

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Joe Messinger Flies – videos by Tim Cammisa

From Tim:
“This video features a legend of fly tying, Mr. Joe Messinger. I had the honor of recording Joe tie one of his father’s patterns, the Irresistible. In Part 1, Joe ties the fly and we talk a little about the qualities that make the fish find it…Irresistible! Check back for Part 2, in which I interview Joe and we learn lots more.”

From Tim:
“This video features a legend of fly tying, Mr. Joe Messinger. In Part 2, Joe talks about his early fly tying influences, plus some of his father’s notable patterns.”

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Deer Hair Snowman – Brian Wise

From Brian Wise of Fly Fishing the Ozarks:

“Merry Christmas…….filthy animals.”

Recipe:
Flymen Fish Spines
Body – Deer Hair
Eyes – Black Foam
Nose – Orange Foam

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Pat Cohen at Ole Florida Fly Shop

Here are a few instructional fly tying videos from when Pat Cohen visited Ole Florida Fly Shop a few months ago.

If you are interested in becoming better at tying with deer hair, Pat has made some excellent DVD’s on the subject. Check out his website to see more.

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Articulated Deer Hair Rat – Paul Monaghan

Deer hair is such a fun material to tie with, especially when tying Dave Whitlock style mouse and rat patterns. I recently started tying with deer hair again after a long break, so my technique needs a little work I know. The beauty of tying big pike/musky patterns is that you don’t need to be precise. Anyway enjoy and give it a go.

Material List:
Hook: Ahrex PR350 or 351 6/0 and 4/0
Shank: 35mm
Thread: White Veevus 200D GSP
Belly: White Deer Hair belly
Back: Cow Elk Back-strip in Natural
Tail: White Jumbo Slim
Ears: Tan Nayat skin
Eyes: 6mm red Legs: Waspi Silly
Legs in Orange/white

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Flies Around the Net – October 2017

I haven’t forgotten, here is Flies Around the Net for October! Enjoy the fly eye candy!

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Tie Like a Pro, Ep. 4 Head Designs, Part 3 – Swim Bugs

NOTE FROM PAUL: If you want to be a better fly tyer and you haven’t been watching this series that Gunnar has been producing, you should really give it a watch. He is doing a great job of explaining some tying techniques that are often not explained in great detail. So be sure to check it out, watch and listen. -Paul(FrankenFly)

From Gunnar:
“Part 3 of Episode 4 is all about Swim Bug head design! This style of head is the weightless/buoyant counterpart to the Articulating Fly Style. This episode is focused on Deer Hair techniques and applications including Spinning and Stacking Deer Hair, shaping and cutting heads to create stability/belly wobble and profile as well as some considerations for bent-shank hook options. The primary focus for this tutorial is Kelly Galloup’s Zoo Cougar head, with a second tutorial focused on a Mega size mudler head.”

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Flies Around the Net – August 2017

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Manbearpig Streamer – Pat Cohen

Pat Cohen shows us how to tie his favorite streamer, the Manbearpig!

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Flies Around the Net – July 2017

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