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At The Vise: Faux Bucktail is more durable and less buoyant

Faux Bucktail is a cool tapered synthetic material that moves similarly to natural bucktail but is more durable and sinks faster. It has multitudes of colors and applications. There are certainly times where glorious bucktail buoyancy is what the doctor ordered and others when we have no need for that property in that marvelous material. That said, with some minor adaptations to technique Faux Bucktail can be flared and spun to create bulky stacked heads for muddlers and such.  Check out videos below to scope the myriad of uses for this material. Clousers and other streamers seem to be a few of the obvious winning applications for this cool new material from Flymen Fishing Company.

Multitudes of colors and applications.

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Tie flies of all types and sizes from nymphs to Clousers to T-Bones with Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail, a tapered synthetic multi-use fly tying fiber designed to imitate typical premium-length natural bucktail.

Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail fibers have the same basic diameter, gentle crinkle, and taper as natural bucktail. In appearance, it looks almost identical and has the same distinctive bucktail fly or lure action in the water. However, the fibers are not hollow (which helps your fly sink faster) and will not “flare” in the same way as regular bucktail while tying. This means you will need to tie with slightly different techniques to achieve the same effect.

Every Faux Bucktail fiber is premium 6” (152 mm) length, giving you more than twice the amount of usable fibers per tail and eliminating the headache of sorting and searching for ideal strands. Simply peel off the full length of your desired amount of fibers, trim to length, and tie them in.

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