Okay - I've been trying to tie some deer hair bugs to go after the bass in the pond down the street from me.

But here's the catch. I've tried tying about a dozen or so, and they all look pretty pathetic. I'm sure they may fool the dumb fish - but I'm going after the smart ones and I think these bugs need to look better.

I've been using smaller amounts of hair, all cleaned and stacked, looping 2-3 wraps of thread around it THEN pulling it tight and letting it spin around the shank, and then repeating until I'm almost to the eye.

And they still look like Billy Idol's hair on a REALLY bad morning.

So the question is - what is YOUR secret for tying deer hair? What's the "touch" that I'm missing out on?