Hair Stacking and Other Applicable Stuff


Understanding hair
Hair scales
Deer, Elk and Moose
Calf Tail and Bucktail
Hand stacking
Uneven stacking
Cleaning hair
Selecting hair
For a great deal more information on choosing hair of the Cervidae family, read Christopher Helm's article "Understanding Deer Hair" in American Angler, Volume 18, Number 2 (March/April 1995.) Mr. Helm is one of the most knowledgeable fly tiers around when it comes to such hair.

Other relevant articles on this site:

  • Tips for selecting deer hair by Chris Helm
  • Cleaning fly tying materials By Wayne Luallen
  • Tying muddlers By Martin Joergensen
  • Hard Hair Wings By Martin Joergensen
  • Read more about tying techniques and material handling in the Tie Better section.

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