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FLY TYING HAIR STACKER
You might ask what is this funny looking contraption? When cutting a clump of hair or fur, the tips are random lengths. A hair stacker is used to line up the tips of the hair and other fibers for a neat appearance when tying on the fly.

Hair Stacker
Hair Stacker

Hair Stacker
Wood Hair Stacker

A hair stacker is used to line up the tips of hair. If you have never used a hair stacker, it looks puzzling, but actually is very simple and effective.

PHOTO HERE
When cutting a clump of hair the tips are random
lengths and a hair stacker will evenly line them up
creating a better profile and more natural looking
set of wings, ect...

HAIR STACKER SIZE
Hair stackers come in small, medium and large. For beginners a medium size will work for most applications. As you start getting more serious about fly tying, then consider buying different sizes. When working with different lengths and quantity of hair or fibers, you will have better results using the appropriate size hair stacker.

HAIR STACKER CONSTRUCTION
Plastic, wood and metal are commonly used to manufacture hair stackers. There is a barrel that fits into the base. The bottom should have rubber feet or other material to dampen the noise when tapping on a table. The top of the barrel is normally flared to help capture stray fibers when inserting a clump of hair.

Hair Stacker Parts

A cheap hair stacker will generally work as good as an expensive models. Better models will have a rubber or cork feet to help dampen the noise.

Hair Stacker
This is a lower priced hair stacker.
It works fine.

Sometimes a metal hair stacker can build up static electricity. (Brass hair stackers won't have this problem.)

HOW TO USE A HAIR STACKER
• Set the barrel of the hair stacker into the base.
• Insert a bundle of hair in the top with the tip towards the bottom.
• Tap on a hard surface. Depending on the fibers it might take a couple of taps or a few minutes.
• Slowly remove the barrel and the hair tips should be lined up evenly. Remove the hair fibers and tie onto the fly.

The big secret when using a hair stacker is to remove all the under fur and don't load too many fibers into the barrel.

FROM THE BLOG
We got pulled over at a border patrol check point and they searched the car. Finding a hair stacker, not knowing what it was, they presumed it was drug related. After being detained for almost an hour, not convinced of our explanation, they finally they let us continue.

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FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
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Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING HAIR STACKER