Spinning Deer Hair

Spinning Deer Hair

Properly spinning and shave-shaping deer hair is one of the most challenging in fly tying, but the fish attracting successes of patterns utilising it make it an imperative to learn “how”.

Patterns using the spun deer hair technique are generally large and also fairly involved, which tends to intimidate many tyers.

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Clouser Minnow

Clouser Minnow

Clouser minnow in blue and white bucktail
Clouser minnow in blue and white bucktail

The Clouser Minnow, or Clouser Deep Minnow, is an extremely effective baitfish imitation that catches a whole range of game fish in fresh- and saltwater. It’s allure comes from a combination of heavy lead eyes and long, mobile tail and wing that give it a wonderful ducking-diving action on every twitch and retrieve.

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