from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Heath club-rush, Scirpus cœspitosus: so called from its tufts of short slender culms, resembling coarse hair.


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  • With a deer-hair mouse, I can see the topwater wake of the approach of an as yet invisible fish.

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  • Flyfishermen will want something between a 5 - and a 7-weight, floating line, 6-foot leader of 6 - to 8-pound-test, and some beadhead Woolly Buggers (black, brown, and olive) and Clousers for bottom work; and Marabou Muddlers, White Wulffs, and deer-hair bugs for the surface.

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  • One is a store-bought floating deer-hair frog in either natural or psychedelic colors.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Most of our bass were caught on floating deer-hair bugs with weed guards and most of the strikes were spectacularly visual, with the fly going down in a swirl that looks like a flushing toilet, as more than one fishing writer has so eloquently described it.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • The best are those that use buoyant materials and ride high in the water, such as an Irresistible tied with a clipped deer-hair body and a stiff collar hackle.

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  • Next, cast a full-size, deer-hair mouse pattern right up on the edge of the bank.

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  • It is now some years since he has been missed in all his usual haunts, while moss, lichen, and deer-hair, are fast covering those stones, to cleanse which had been the business of his life.

    Old Mortality

  • Their deer-hair heads make them buoyant, and their relatively streamlined shape makes them easy to cast.

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  • I prefer deer-hair patterns because they float better than those tied with fur.

    Trout Fishing's MVP's--Dries

  • Flyfishermen take trout after trout on Muddlers, Royal Wulffs, and deer-hair mice.

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