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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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WTB: Extra Long Premium Bucktail

Hey fellas,

I'm looking for some really long and soft bucktail. Does anyone have some for sale or know a good source?

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How long is long, and why so 'soft' ?

What colour(s)??

What's the tying plan??


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How about this one?

8 bucks incl. postage in U.S.
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How long is long, and why so 'soft' ?

What colour(s)??

What's the tying plan??


Mike

Looking for anything over 7 inches. I like my bucktail with a soft krinkle. Using to tie Hollow Fleyes.

You got anything?
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8 bucks incl. postage in U.S.
PM coming your way....
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PM right back at ya! Sorry I couldn't help.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 04:56 PM
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You might want to take a drive down to the Somerset show at the end of this month; you'll have your pick of material. I picked up a number of good bucktails at last year's event, rummaging through a bin.

An alternative to consider: goat hair. Very long, and quite soft.
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Extra Long Hair

Try this outfit:

www.canadianllama.com

Here's details from their website:

Llama Streamer Hair

Approximately ½ square inch of llama hairs on a piece of skin.
This is the new product highly in demand for streamer patterns as published in Salt Water Fly Fishing and Rod & Reel magazines!
Has a movement in the water like marabou but extremely durable. Stands up to the repeated bites from Salt Water species like Salmon, Bone Fish, Tarpon and Snook as well as Fresh Water species like Pike, Muskie and Bass
It can be blunt cut for a bold look or tapered with your scissors, or a common thining shear. This allows you full flexability in deciding the look you want to achieve.
Outstanding undulation, high abrasion strength, the look you want, and a wide choice of colors. It doesn't get any better.

Regular 2 - 4" long for Fresh Water, Long 4" - 6"+ for Salt Water and bigger flies.

Yellow, Black, Purple, Violet, Fuchsia, Chartreuse, Light Blue ,Bright Green, Royal Blue, Dark Blue, Fire Red, Orange, Baitfish Green
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Thanks for the looks guys. The llama hair sounds interesting but I'm really gunning for bucktail. I might have to make a drive to the Somerset show, but I really don't feel like driving six hours...

Keep 'em coming boys!
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Nate,

I just looked through a bag of bucktails my uncle the taxidermist gave me a few years back. There's one with hairs in the 5-6inch range. It could use a nice bath. PM your address and I'll send it on down the line. I think 7 in. might be hard to come by.


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Cashmere Goat works very well for them.
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Look u "primo tail"
Based out of wisco... Brad Bohen's company
Really good stuff
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Look u "primo tail"
Based out of wisco... Brad Bohen's company
Really good stuff

Now that's some good info! Thanks
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Call Chris Helm at Whitetail. I have not talked to Chris in a couple of years, but he takes a lot of effort in collecting materials, hair and trying to run a quality supply operation

Sidebar, Chris made a couple of errors in a shipment. Things sometimes go wrong, but he stood by his customer and made things right with the least hassle possible to me. Quality sometimes comes through in how you respond when things go wrong.
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I use yak hair, by far the best natural hair that will hold up in long patterns.
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