Tying deer hair flies, mostly bass bugs, is the type of tying I've really gotten into in the past few years. This in part because the California Delta, a great bass fishery, is close to where I live, while the best trout waters in California are at least several hours drive away. I also find deer hair a new challenge, its frustrating when you screw it up, as I frequently do, but exhilarating when you get a nice looking bug made. I doubt the fish mind, but as a tier I want those flies to turn out looking good as well as fishing well. Here's a sample of some of my bass bugs, not tied in the last few weeks but still pretty recent ties.