Question for y'all who tie flies

Discussion in 'Trout & Fly Fishing' started by 67Firebird, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. 67Firebird

    67Firebird Chicken Man

    Do you guys use deer hair, and would anyone want some old stuff? I have two old deer skins that are brittle and falling apart, so unless someone could use the hair I'm going to throw them away. (They're about 25 years old). :thinking:
  2. i do tie my own but i dont use deer hair :shrug:

  3. Most of the deer hair I use comes from the tail. I don't think brittle hair would work well for what I would need. I am sure someone on here will take it off your hands though.:eek::
  4. 67Firebird

    67Firebird Chicken Man

    OK, I wasn't even sure people used deer hair. I'll hang on to it for a bit, and see if anyone wants it.

    Thanks guys. :wave:
  5. shores

    shores Member

    Jan 31, 2009
    Conservation Department is always looking for deer hides.
  6. knockemdeadd

    knockemdeadd Active Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Arnold(St Louis)
    we use rooster saddle. got any of that? :shrug::wave:
  7. 67Firebird

    67Firebird Chicken Man

    I don't have any roosters, and even if I did there's not much chance of them riding horses. :D
    (I have no idea what you're talking about, so I guess I don't have it). :scared:

    I wonder if MDC wants old, brittle hides. :thinking:
  8. Mule

    Mule Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    Franklin County, MO
    GOGOP, How brittle is it?

    I have used deer hide for chamois flies.
  9. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Go kill a wood duck Kurt, then I bet you get some takers....:D
  10. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Northern Ozarks
    I'll second that wood duck. Anyone have peacock tail feathers? I could use some of them along with a grizzly saddle.

    I doubt MDC would take them if they're old and brittle. Wish I had use for them but I have a life time supply of deer hair. Check around your area for a fly fishing club, someone there would probably be glad to have them.
  11. 67Firebird

    67Firebird Chicken Man

    [rquote=1870010&tid=130103&author=Mule]GOGOP, How brittle is it?

    I have used deer hide for chamois flies.[/rquote]

    Brittle enough that pieces of the hide, about three inches long, have fallen off without even being touched. I don't know if that means the hair is just as brittle.