Does anybody have a link to good instructions on preserving animal hair like deer tails for fly tying? Id also be interested in info on how to preserve entire hides for decorative pieces
I plan to get my trappers license also good luck on the course and good luck on the trappingI'm taking my trapping course this Saturday and I have some general knowledge of the processes but I plan on getting way more in depth. My father had been a trapper in his younger years when pelts were worth much more than now and hes more than happy to show me the ropes. I'm starting out just for a hobby and if I can break even ill be pumped. Great thread, anybody else do much work with hides?
Once dry, you'll need to put them in a ziplock bag to keep the bugs out. I'm still making flies from squirrels that I shot 30 years ago.shot a couple snow shoes up in the adirondacks last week.. trying the salt method on them I salted them up there just so they wouldnt rot and today I put a new coating of salt and hung them up in the shed to dry
Yeah I planned on putting them in bags regardless since thats how I have all my fly tying materials anyways.. It was pretty neat to catch a fish on a lure i made myself.. It will be even cooler to catch fish on a fly I made with materials that I got myselfOnce dry, you'll need to put them in a ziplock bag to keep the bugs out. I'm still making flies from squirrels that I shot 30 years ago.
I started tying the winter before I started fly fishing.....first fly fish ever was a trout on a Black Nose Dace streamer from a buck I shot that prior year.It will be even cooler to catch fish on a fly I made with materials that I got myself