FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR
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FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR
Fly tiers have a large selection of hair and furs available to work with. This reference guide will help you to get started with a listing and description of the most common hair and fur found in most fly tying shops. It will also include some more rare and exotic materials.

ANTELOPE HAIR

ARCTIC FOX

BEAR HAIR

BEAVER FUR

BUCKTAILS
Bucktails are often used for wings on wet flies

BUFFALO HAIR

CALF BODY HAIR

CARIBOU HAIR

COYOTE

DEER HAIR

DOG HAIR
It is very unlikely that you would every find dog hair in a fly tying shop and most people cringe at the idea of using dog hair for fly tying purposes.

ELK HAIR

FOX FUR

GOAT HAIR

HORSE HAIR
Seldom used with modern day flies.

LLAMA

MINK FUR
Generally used for dubbing purposes.

MOOSE HAIR AND MANE

MUSKRAT FUR
Generally used for dubbing purposes.

OTTER FUR
Generally used for dubbing purposes

POLAR BEAR
Illegal to import in the USA and must be documented to have been imported before the ban. You can find polar bear, but might have to search around.

PORCUPINE
Porcupine quills and guard hairs are not commonly used in modern day flies, but have a variety of applications.

RABBIT FUR

RACCOON TAIL

SKUNK

SQUIRREL TAIL
Often used for

WOODCHUCK FUR

Almost any animal hair and fur could be used when fly tying. Some considerations include factors such as whether the hair is best suited for dry or wet flies, ect...

FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR CARE
Also check the section on feather care and storage for more ideas pertaining to this subject.

 
FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR