Bucktails – Large Northern Prime Quality

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Bucktails – Large Northern Prime Quality


These are prime quality northern bucktails that are dyed in great colors. They are ideal for baitfish flies, Clouser Minnows, and all kinds of wings and tails. The tails average an overall length of 12″. The fibers are generally 3″ – 4.5″ inches in length allowing you to tie nice, long streamers.


Bucktail is one of the most common natural materials used in tying jigs and streamers. Our premium tails have naturally long fibers making it great for tying baitfish 3-4″ long.

Tying Tip #1: The hair closest to where the tail attaches to the deer is the most hollow. Hence, when you tie it in it will tend to flare out. It also has the most under fluff needing to be cleaned out before lashing onto the fly. Patterns where you do not want the hair to flare, such as Clouser Minnows, try to use hair that is closer to the tip of the tail.  This hair is less hollow, longer, and will sit straighter on the hook.

Tying Tip #2: Use a hair packer to align the tips of the bucktail if a cleaner, fuller look to the fly is desired. For a sparser look, leave the tips unaligned.

Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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