Hey Chuck, not to high jack this thread but you are sounding as though Chris Helm has passed away. I know he sold his White Tail flytying supplies biz but I am not/was not aware of anything like his being ill or having died. Please inform me.
Back to the hair issue, one thing I learned from Chris is that the quality of the hair often depends on the time of year that the whitetail or mule deer/elk /carabou is harvested and the gender of the critter are all factors in how good the hair is and for what purpose the hair is used.