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« on: January 14, 2020, 06:21:26 PM »

Any one know where to buy the white hair for jigs? (Hair raiser style).
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 07:05:50 PM »

whats a hairraiser? i get jig dressing from Anglers Workshop or Janns Netcraft.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 10:42:26 PM »

I go to ebay and buy undyed bucktails (literally, the whole tail from a deer).  Brown on the top and snow white on the bottom.  
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 04:47:26 PM »

Goat hair is the best. Over here in Western Australia we have shot feral goats and used their hair to make streamer flies for decades.Some world records have been had on those flies.
Get it long enough and it works well on jigs.I've also use the chest and tail hair off my old dog when she died as well that works too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 06:32:00 PM »

I go to ebay and buy undyed bucktails (literally, the whole tail from a deer).  Brown on the top and snow white on the bottom.  
-steve

This^^^

The original hair raisers use bucktail.  So if you want the exact same stuff, this is it.    Tails with longer hair are harder to find and usually cost more, but if you are looking for 3-4 inch lengths, just about any tail will do.

Other stiff hairs or synthetics will work as well, but most are not as opaque as bucktail.  Better to stay away from the soft stuff if you want a true hair raiser style.

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 10:46:17 PM »

Deer tails from cold climates are said to be better because the fur is thicker.  But, the thick fur has a lot of undercoat of fine short hairs.  I'd rather have an early-season southern whitetail because you can cut off a bundle of long stiff hair without having to flick/pick away all the useless undercoat.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 12:21:13 AM »

I came real close to hitting an eight point buck on my way home from work tonight.
Luckily, I saw his rack before he stepped up on the road. I was sideways when the tire screeching made him turn back.
I would have cut his tail off for sure if I had hit him. My 1999 Camry has been my work car for the past two years.
Just getting broke in at 199K.
Biggest Buck I have seen in my Life!
His Rack had to be 4 feet round. Looked like a fricking Chandalier coming out of the woods!
That knive Fred gave me for Christmas would have done quick work of his butt hair. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 06:00:35 AM »

One of my buddies at work has a old Camry thatís still going at 400,000 miles, he has a 100 commute to work everyday, youíre right Daron yours is just getting broken in.
Iíve seen those bucktail jigs made from that webbing off of chairs too
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 08:59:19 PM »

I'm not sure where your located but any tackle store that specializes in wrapping flies will have what you need. Most likely much more than your looking for. If they are not local to you many shops on the net will ship what you would like. Real hair dyed to what you want, artificial's in any color, it's all good and they may have something exotic that you won't be able to find right next door at a local dealer.

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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2020, 05:30:11 PM »

Yeah I've heard google is your friend before lol.  I bought some Spro jigs and want to duplicate them. (White).

Just would rather use previous buyer experience to avoid ending up with junk.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2020, 11:01:52 PM »

Goat hair is the best. Over here in Western Australia we have shot feral goats and used their hair to make streamer flies for decades.Some world records have been had on those flies.
Get it long enough and it works well on jigs.I've also use the chest and tail hair off my old dog when she died as well that works too.
Goat Hair? I have a friend at work that is a goat farmer. Has been for a long time.
If you need Goat hair, just say the word. Grin
They won't be shot. Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2020, 04:52:15 PM »

The goat hair needs to be white and as long as you can get it .Mohair is no good.Old billies best if you have a friendly farmer so much the better .here they just run wild on station country.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2020, 07:15:11 AM »

Just to follow up,  I found deer tails on the auction site.  About $12 to my door.  Long hair version.

Quite the job without the proper vise but managed to get a few 4 oz. worked up.  With the proper tools and a bit of experience I'll be rolling!

Thanks guys.  I am set for the rest of my life.   I picked up a couple dozen blank jigs, I can do a few anytime I'm going to hit the deck.

Sharky,  talk to your bud and see how he would harvest.  The deer tail is still on the hide, so makes for easy storage.
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2020, 08:57:50 PM »

I'll ask him Randy.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 05:22:46 AM »

Randy, I've tied hundreds of jigs- in a shop vise. you can get a small clamp on shop vise cheaply that works fine and I use it for many other things like spooling reels or whatever.


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