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Thick or thin deer belly hair for poppers?


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#1 804ScottC

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:00 PM

I am new to tying deer hair poppers and was wondering what every one prefers. I have some hair that is really thick and some that is very fine. Which packs tighter? Which floats better?   

 

I also need to ask when I see poppers at local shop the whole thing has a rubber feel to it, are they soaking it in flexament?

 

If it helps tying on 4/0 streamer hooks, hair is about 1 to 1 1/2" long. I wash hair with shampoo then run a good amount of conditioner in it then rinse and dry.



#2 tjm

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:59 AM

https://midcurrent.c...hair-selection/

http://globalflyfisher.com/node/13639

http://globalflyfish...uying-deer-hair

http://derekspace.net/hairsel.htm

 

I might use both, coarse for the body and fine for tail/legs; the articles linked above should give you a general idea  of hair selection and use.



#3 vicente

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 05:27 PM

I like the fairly course belly hair for stacking.



#4 flytire

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:37 PM

im gonna probably regret asking this but what is "nergy hair"

 

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 12:00 AM

typed that in on my phone has the swype predictive text I'm not really sure how it comes up with what it should predict sometimes, that was a new one most of the time it's some obscure city in a foreign country or words that sound like they are from a king james bible. 



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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:48 AM

narly?