where can I get bulk deer/elk hair??

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  1. pwoens

    pwoens Active Member

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    Im looking at getting some bigger patches of both deer and elk hair...does anyone have any suggestions for resources??

    Thanks,

    ~Patrick ><>
     
  2. Mike Etgen

    Mike Etgen Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here

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    New River Mike

    If you haven't already checked on eBay, it seems like someone's always listing those - deer, elk, you name it. And I'd bet some of those listing would sell larger pieces if you contact them. That's where I've picked mine up, except for some I literally picked up (deer hair) last year close to the Touchet River.:D
    If by bulk you mean more than what's usually offered on eBay, I'm sure you'll get better answers than this.
    But you know, thirty to fifty square inches of that stuff lasts a LONG time.:rofl
    Good luck!
     
  3. troutman101

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    I bought a crapload from the taxidermy shop in Darby MT.

    Do a search ad call them. The cost is by the bag and is like $10 or something cheap. Also check you local taxidery shop in Cor-de-allaine and Spoke-an-"E".
     
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    Patrick- Check these guys out. I've done some business with them on snakeskins, deerskin and such. Give them a call and I'm sure they can set you up with what you want.

    http://www.hideandfur.com/
     
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    Some butcher shops dress people's deer and elk for them. Wouldn't they likely just throw the skins away?
     
  6. Luv2flyfish

    Luv2flyfish Another Flyfisherman

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    As a fly tier...its always good to have friends that are successful hunters. You could also check with your local game warden. He more than likely knows either someone, or has access to hides that were possible confiscated game animals, road kills, or whatever.
     
  7. Ron Eagle Elk

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    I've got some left over light rump hair and flank hair, nice long stuff. The patches are probably 6x6 or 6x8 inches. If you pay for the shipping you can have it. I've got more than I can possibly use. Drop me an e-mail.

    Ron Eagle Elk
     
  8. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    I've got most of the back of a yearling on the property. Scavenger got all but the hide and head. You want me to borax it? It's frozen right now.

    Roper,

    Good things come to those who wade...
     
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    I'll sell ya some...good price too!

    Sean
     
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    Im sure you would!! Put it on the tab, right?? Hey, wheres my gift certificate?? cheapskates!! :p }(

    ~Patrick ><>
     
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    If you are seeking large quantities/bulk deer, and
    elk hair that are of 1st class quality and fully
    tanned, contact this mail-order supplier of fly
    tying furs/hairs (over 30 different kinds):

    THE FLY-ANGLER SHOPPE
    P.O. BOX 42159
    EUGENE, OREGON 97404-0581

    Thanks,
    Ed Logan
     
  13. pwoens

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    Hey Ed...do you have a website or phone number?? Thanks

    ~Patrick ><>
     
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    HI PATRICK;
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON WHAT I CARRY, YOU
    CAN REACH ME AT: theflyangler@msn.com . PLEASE
    LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IN TERMS OF
    SPECIES/KINDS OF DEER, AND ELK; AND THE SIZES
    YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? I AM SOMEWHAT LOW IN STOCK
    FOR ELK IN LARGE SIZES, BUT I DO CARRY A LOT OF
    SMALLER SIZES--BOTH NATURAL AND DYED. ONCE I
    FIND OUT WHAT YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS ARE, I WILL
    SEARCH MY STOCK TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE.

    THANKS AGAIN,
    ED LOGAN
     
  15. Les Johnson

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    The best patches of elk hair I've ever purchased came from Blue Ribbon Flies, a shop in West Yellowsont, Montana. Craig Matthews and his staff tan, dye and cut the elk hair into perfectly colored and generously size pieces. BRF has a web site, I believe. I usually stop by when we make our tour through Montana in the summer and stock up.
    Good Tying,
    Les Johnson
     

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