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Landon P

Tying The Hares Ear

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Curious as to why you used ungulate hair for the tail, but put a brass bead up front and wrap the shank with lead (or no-tox?).

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Scott

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Nvm google came to the rescue. Still confused tho. The bead and lead free wire makes it sink like a rock so it stays on the bottom without having to use split shots when nymphing 

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44 minutes ago, Landon P said:

Nvm google came to the rescue. Still confused tho. The bead and lead free wire makes it sink like a rock so it stays on the bottom without having to use split shots when nymphing 

Deer hair provides buoyancy which seems counter to the weight you’ve added.

Scott

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8 minutes ago, SBPatt said:

Deer hair provides buoyancy which seems counter to the weight you’ve added.

Scott

I didnt use deer I used the tips of elk body hair. 

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13 minutes ago, Landon P said:

I didnt use deer I used the tips of elk body hair. 

Elk, an ungulate like deer, provides buoyancy which seems counter to the weight you’ve added.

Scott

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It's only the thicker, hollow portion of the deer hair that's buoyant, right? 

If he's using the tips, which aren't hollow (or has smaller air chambers), then it won't provide much in the way of buoyancy.

 

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