Hairs from a variety of mammals have been used for years by fly tiers of different part of the world. Furs like buck tails, deer hairs, antelope, roe deer and moose find their way on flies of different kind. Famous dry flies with clipped deer hair bodies, like the Harry Darbee’s Rat Faced Mc Dougal, the Joe Messinger’s Irresistible and the Goddard Caddis, or the amazing series of Wulff flies with their hair wings, the Elk Hair caddis and the Madam X. Countless are the streamers for predators using fur in their dressings, both huge pike flies or small Thunder Creeks by the late Keith Fulsher or a classic Muddler Minnow.
When working with deer hair or fur, good hair stackers are an essential tool for perfect results. This set of four Nesting Hair Stackers
has been meticulously designed by renowned British fly tier and author Barry Ord Clarke
to cover all your stacking requirements, from the tails for small dries, to the wings, collars and heads for the largest predator and salt water patterns. The four colour coded stackers, Piccolo, Demi, Standard and Magnum are machined from top quality aluminium bar stock and anodised with an anti-static finish, for trouble free hair stacking. Like the famous Russian babushka doll, all four stackers nest neatly inside each other for optimal storage and transport. Each set of stackers also come with a travel pouch made from pre-loved Patagonia waders. Valuable information on Barry Ord Clarke's fly tying technique can be found in his beautiful book The Feather Bender’s Flytying Techniques
and on his worldwide appreciated personal web site