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McjamesApril 18th, 2013, 3:01 pm
Cortland Manor, NY

Posts: 139
good news: I was gifted a pile of tying materials
bad news: nothing is labeled

any tips for identifying elk hair vs. deer hair?

many thanks
I am haunted by waters
EntomanApril 18th, 2013, 3:13 pm
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Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Hi Jim,

Generally, elk hair is more tannish gray with larger blonde sections. it tends to be coarser and less speckled looking. This is not a hard rule as some pieces can confuse things a little. The best way is to look for black tips...That's deer.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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