Source for Bullock's Hair?

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Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by bearbutt » Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:50 pm

Does anyone have a source for Bullock's hair?

I tried Google, and this is what came up:

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Admittedly, nice, but not especially helpful. I'm looking for black, but blackish-brown would be fine.

Happy to trade for some if you have any to spare.

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Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by Johnno » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:45 pm

I’m so glad you didn’t Google bollocks hair....... :D
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Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by wsbailey » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:52 pm

I have some. What fly are you tying?
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Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by letumgo » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:16 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by bearbutt » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:37 pm

wsbailey wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:52 pm I have some. What fly are you tying?
Some archaic salmon patterns from Scrope--his "Toppy" and "Meg in Her Maws."

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They have a flymphish quality to them--rough. I've never seen Bullock's hair before--could you post a picture? How like/unlike seal of pig's wool is it? I'd like to tie these true to the original materials, but I'm not unwilling to pull a ruse.

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Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by wsbailey » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:35 pm

Cow hair is softer than seal but stiffer than mohair. I probably have most if not all of those materials. The problem is that they are in the garage and winter is at its worst.
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Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by bearbutt » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:59 am

Thanks for the photograph, this stuff looks great--just the right color and texture. I wonder why it's not used more often? It would seem to be great for stoneflies also.

A cold winter is always good for insect control, lol.

Stay warm!
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Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by wsbailey » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:05 am

John Younger, another Tweed fisherman, was also a fan of using cow hair. In fact he accused Scrope of stealing his fly patterns. Cutcliffe mentions several flies that use cow hair. On a trip to to Devon, Skues encountered flies tied with cow hair. One of his BWO nymph patterns is tied with cow’s hair the color of dried blood.
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Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by letumgo » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:45 pm

Bill - Do you sell the cow dubbing? If so, I’d be interested.
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Re: Source for Bullock's Hair?

Post by zen leecher » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:52 pm

I kept wondering if this hair was down around the scrote as in tups indispensible.
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