Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail
Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail is a tapered synthetic fly tying fiber designed to imitate long natural bucktail. The fibers have the same basic diameter, gentle crinkle, and taper as natural bucktail. It looks almost identical and has the same distinctive action in the water, however the fibers aren't hollow, reducing flare and allowing your fly to sink faster. Every Faux Bucktail is uniform in length, giving you more than twice the usable amount over natural bucktails, thus eliminating the headache of searching for ideal strands. Simply peel off your desired amount, trim to length, and tie in. Truly a game changer!
- 6" long fibers
I tie bucktail jigs, Bob's Bangers, Clousers and more with this. A lot less messy than bucktail hair. A bit stiffer than real hair but that did not bother me as it was so much easier to use.
This stuff is great when you're looking for a truly synthetic fly. It sheds water like crazy and has a similar movement to natural bucktail.
I love using this stuff on my saltwater patterns and Clouser Minnows when I want added durability and less flare than natural bucktail. It's very slick, so be sure to give it a few extra tight wraps to lock it in place, but otherwise it's an awesome product. Thank you Fly Artist!