What to look for when buying... - This article series will give some tips on buying tying materials, and go through different groups of common materials like hackle, bucktail and hair. - Global FlyFisher

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Messy bucktail


Notice how the skin on this tail has curled, and wasn't stretched before drying. The hairs are curled and messy, and selecting and cutting good hair is really only possible in the center and the top edges while the base is totally messed up. This tail was bought through mail order. I would never have bought it in a store.

Photo/illustration: Martin Joergensen ©2014



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