Not really a taxidermy question, but not a million miles away I guess.
As the years go by the range of flies I tie and use reduces. Last year I only tied/fished Willie Gunn & Silver Stoat tube flies and CDC and Elk for river brownies.
The cost of these materials is cheap compared to the cost of deer stalking however there would be something very satisfying about making the best use of a carcass. I am quite fond of the stoats who live in my garden and don't shoot shotguns, so will need to keep buying CDC and stoat/arctic fox hair.
Does anybody have any experience of using Stag and Roe Buck tails in lieu of the US Buck Tails (think they are white tailed deer)?
Do any of our deer species get close to having the same hollow hair properties (i.e. good buoyancy for dry flies) of the North Amercian Elk? (remember reading that elk and red deer were considered related not too long ago)?
Any deer fur patches will always have a use for dubbing etc.....might stick them on evil bay.
Maybe this is a question for "Wille-Gunn"