an artificial fly made of hairs of or like those of the tail of a deer.
Historical Examples

In The Ranks R. E. McBride
How to Tie Flies E. C. Gregg
The Coming of Coal Robert W. Bruere
Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)


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