Working with deer hair can be tough. I've really struggled to get tightly packed deer hair bodies and heads. My breakthrough came after a trip to Montana. I visited the Slide Inn Fly Shop and Kelly Galloup took the time to help me select some high quality deer hair for spinning and stacking.
I can't tell you how much easier quality deer hair makes fly tying. Now I enjoy tying with deer hair and that has given me a new appreciation for the classic Goddard Caddis fly. It floats like a cork and has a great silhouette.