Tag Archives: Deer Hair

Deer Hair Emerger – Hans Weilenmann

This is a nice little Bob Wyatt pattern that Hans ties up. It’s a pattern I have sort of avoided tying in the past because it looked a bit tricky to get the wing right, but Hans makes it look quite easy and I’m going to re-visit the technique.

DHE (Deer Hair Emerger)
Hook: Partridge GRS 6A #12
Thread: Uni-thread 6/0, Brown
Rib: Tying thread tag end
Wing: Deer hair, natural
Abdomen: Hare, dyed olive (or color to match the natural)
Thrax: Hare’s ear, natural

Check out more from Hans at http://www.danica.com/flytier or his Youtube page – http://www.youtube.com/user/HansWeilenmann


Clown Shoe Caddis – Jay Zimmerman

Here is another great looking pattern from Jay Zimmerman. We have featured his flies on the blog before, and I love his tying style. This caddis looks ideal for me with the hi-vis post. The body looks great, and with this design, it will float like a dream, lots of hackle, deer hair and a dangling body. I don’t think I would change a thing.



Stroli Sculpin

I’ve been twisting up big deer hair flies today in preparation for hunting pike and gar. Here is a pattern I found while doing some searching. It is another Richard Strolis pattern, and as alwyas, he has a knack for tying flies and this was an enjoyable episode. I would use a different eye, as the doll eyes have a paper backing that can come apart when it get wet and flung. Super gluing some prism molded eyes would be killer. Enjoy it.

A killer deer hair sculpin pattern that is pretty quick and easy to tie. A spin off of the muddler minnow with lots of motion when actively stripped in the water column.