Hemingway’s Deer Hair Dubbing
Hemingway’s Deer Hair Dubbing is an excellent natural dubbing material consisting of a mixture of cut, dyed, and curled winter deer hair. Deer hair has a much larger diameter than other animal hairs, has a spongy texture, and is hollow in structure. Due to this, it has high buoyancy, which makes it a perfect material for tying dry flies as it keeps them afloat. In a tying world, deer hair is one of the most desired and sought-after materials and Hemingway’s Deer Hair Dubbing stands out with its superb quality. It is a perfect mix of deer guard and underfur hairs that makes this dubbing extra versatile as it can be used for limitless applications. When tying a dry fly, high-floating patterns, this material makes an excellent choice for bodies, heads, antennae, tails, wings, hackles, as well as for imitating legs. It works great for tying streamer, muddler, and sculpin heads. This dubbing can also be a great choice for tying nymph and emerger thoraxes, heads, legs, and gills. When tying caddis dry flies or cased caddis patterns, this material is absolutely irreplaceable.
One of the characteristics of deer hair and this dubbing material is flaring when it gets tied down. The amount of flaring depends on its texture and the thread pressure applied. Therefore, if you are tying this material to form wings or tails, use less pressure with a thread so you get less flaring. When you want to achieve a muddler head look, use stronger thread pressure to get more flaring.
Hemingway’s Deer Hair Dubbing comes in a range of colors providing for limitless applications in your fly tying patterns.
All Hemingway’s dubbing blends have been carefully selected, processed, and blended to provide the finest dubbing fibers and smoothest fly tying. See them all here.