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Buck Tails


BUCKTAILS

Any fly tying shop should have a good selection of different colored buck tails available. Buck tails can be dyed a wide range of vivid colors. Buck tail can be used with wet or dry fly tying patterns.

The hairs toward the tip of the tail are finer and better suited for wet flies. Buck tail hairs average between 3-5 inches and are fairly uniform in length. The strands are straight and stiff.

Deer hair is not hollow as it is termed, but actually contain air pockets.

FLY TYING HAIR STACKER
When tying a fly using buck tail for tails and wings on a fly, you want to use a hair stacker to line up the hair tips for a neat appearance and flow in the design.

When buying any hair or fur that is on the hide, the hide should be soft and pliable. The hide should be scrapped clean of any residue.

Commercially available buck tail bought in a fly tying shop will be clean and have uniform color when dyed. If acquiring deer hair from a hunter then precautions need to be taken to avoid insects or critters that could infest your fly tying supplies.

FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR CARE
Also check the section on feather care and storage for more ideas pertaining to this subject.

FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR
Description and uses of the most common hair and fur used when fly tying, including some more rare and exotic materials. Most animal hair and fur could be used when fly tying. Some considerations include factors such as whether the hair is best suited for dry or wet flies, ect...

ANTELOPE HAIR
ARCTIC FOX
BEAR HAIR
BEAVER FUR
BUCKTAILS
BUFFALO HAIR
CALF BODY HAIR
CARIBOU HAIR
COYOTE
DEER HAIR
ELK HAIR
FOX FUR
GOAT HAIR
HORSE HAIR
LLAMA
MINK FUR
MOOSE HAIR AND MANE
MUSKRAT FUR
OTTER FUR
POLAR BEAR
PORCUPINE
RABBIT FUR
RACCOON TAIL
SKUNK
SQUIRREL TAIL
WOODCHUCK

FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING HAIR AND FURS
FLY TYING BUCK TAIL