The Deer Hair Diver & Popper | Tying With The Pros - E11

Episode 11 - The Deer Hair Diver & Popper, Tied by Derek Darst

On Episode 11, Derek Darst walks through tying & shaping the deer hair diver & popper. Derek ties thousands of these each year, so if you've had any interest in learning how to tie with deer hair, this is an excellent place to start. This episode is stacked & packed with helpful intel to help you tie two of the most effective patterns in bass fly fishing.

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Hardware - Kona BGC Big Game Carnivore

Thread - Danville Flymaster+ & Veevus 200 GSP

Legs - Splayed Feathers (Rooster Saddle, Neck Saddle, Bugger Pack, etc.)

X-Select Marabou

Flash - Holographic Flashabou & Peacock Herl

Body - Select Belly Hair

Eyes - Fish Skull Living Eyes

"Arms" - Loco Legs, Crusher Legs, Magnum Predator Legs, etc.

Adhesive/UV - Loon Water Based Head Cement (for stacks), Loctite Ultra Gel (for eyes) & Liquid Fusion (for coating)

Tools - Fugly Packer, MN Fly Tool w/ PackerLoon Ergo Hair Packer, Curved Scissors, Cautery Tool, Large Sewing Needle or Leg Puller, Double Edge Razor Blades

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