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 Post subject: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:16 pm 
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Hook: Dai-Riki #16 Dry Fly
Thorax: Deer hair cover with Fine and Dry dark tan.
Wing: Deer body hair
Head: Deer hair folded back in the 'Bullet Head' style

I saw this on a YouTube video. Should float like a cork. Good dry dropper candidate.

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Brad.....Could you post a link to the video?

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:28 pm 
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Davie is a great tyer. I took a liberty by using the butts for the body among others.

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:13 pm 
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Add some rubber legs and it'll make a good hopper/cricket immitation.

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:34 pm 
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Brad,
Don't take this as me throwing off on your bug ..... No foul intended

But I think that fly will start to sink in a hour. Namely, the water will drain down the inside of the cut deer hair. Of course, it may have caught so many fish that you need to replace it anyway :mrgreen:
Maybe a swipe of head glue across the cut ends would cure that potential problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
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Crocker I like the hopper idea. JT I'll try coating the tips of the clipped ends.

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:21 pm 
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teachrtec wrote:
Crocker I like the hopper idea. JT I'll try coating the tips of the clipped ends.


No need to coat the ends. The deer hair is hollow, but it's also substantially chambered, so you're never filling up the hair like a straw. Take a straw in both hands, then pinch it in a couple of spots. That's pretty much how the hollow deer hair looks in a cross section.

Not like the top one:
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Like the bottom one.

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:25 pm 
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Kind of like how the Titanic was chambered so that no area was big enough to hold an amount of water to sink it.

Hell, what am I saying. I would lose it WAY before it hits an iceberg


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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:41 pm 
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Yeah, Donnie, just like that.
The reason for its chambered construction (the hair, not the Titanic) is that the hair is hollow for air capture capability, which insulates the deer during cold weather. But the hair gets brittle and breaks off or gets creased or dented or otherwise damaged. If the hair was a complete hollow, like a straw, the deer would lose too much insulation seasonally, and would probably freeze to death. With the chambered construction, bits and tufts of hair can be damaged or even lost, up to about 60% without the deer losing its survival mechanism. Or, as Donnie pointed out, without the deer sinking when it hit the iceberg. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Deer Hair Bullet Head
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yea what he said :o :o that's why Kelly Galloup ties the tips back then brings the butts over them in his "butch caddis" According to him unsinkable :lol: :lol: :lol: .Now where have I heard that.?

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