One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Hair from a deer, particularly as used in making artificial fishing flies.
- ‘Yet they fitted Gyric well, and he never complained of them, tho’ he felt the deer hair still upon them each morning as he fitted them on his feet.’
- ‘He would then cast his deer hair pellet to the fish.’
- ‘I used a fly outfit with a deer hair bass bug and started off casting around the trees where I hoped the fish would be lying in ambush.’
- ‘Tinklers can be further decorated with dyed horse or deer hair extending from the bottom.’
- ‘Later, he offers gifts: for you, an ornate handle from one of his whips; for me, a leather pillow stuffed with deer hair.’
- ‘The collars are impregnated with amitraz, a pesticide approved for livestock that also kills ticks on deer hair and skin.’
- ‘Equally, dry fly is required when the trout are active on the surface and elk or deer hair sedges are popular as are dry March Browns or Greenwells.’
- ‘Nest materials used by our Great Tit population included moss, small roots, pine needles, deer hair, sheep wool, and rarely a feather.’
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