Fish‐Skull® Faux BucktailTM is a tapered synthetic fiber designed to imitate typical premium‐length natural bucktail (or other animal fur fibers with similar properties).
Faux BucktailTM fibers are designed with the same basic diameter, similar “crinkle” and natural taper as regular bucktail, allowing you to tie most of the standard techniques and achieve the same distinctive bucktail fly or lure action in the water. In appearance, it looks almost identical.
Unlike natural bucktail, every Faux BucktailTM fiber is of premium length (6‐inches / 152mm), eliminating the need to sort and search for ideal length strands and having to discard short hairs and under fibers that are unusable.
Ease of Use:
Each Faux BucktailTM bundle of fibers is glued together at the base making it easy and convenient to work with. Simply peel off the full length of your desired amount of fibers, trim to desired length, and tie them in. All the fibers are already “pre‐stacked”, but like natural bucktail a clump of fibers can be easily pulled and teased out to create a nice tapered tail, wing or body on your fly or lure.
Faux BucktailTM is available in 12 vibrant colors will not bleed onto your hands while tying or fade from constant fishing. More colors will follow as the product gains momentum in the market.
Tough & durable: Designed to hold up to the toothy rigors of big‐game fishing (“bite‐proof”), Faux BucktailTM fibers bond with super glue or other adhesives better than natural fibers, which secures eyes and other materials firmly in place and increases the lifespan of your flies or lures.
The full length can be easily trimmed to suit the specific fly or lure you are tying. Anything from large Pike or Musky flies/lures to smaller Clouser Minnows or Deceivers or Bucktail Jigs or bite‐proof tails on Foam poppers or tails, wingcases or wrapped as great looking tapered nymph bodies!
Blends well with others:
One of the real strengths is that Faux Bucktail is that it blends and combines very well with both natural bucktail and other synthetic/non‐synthetic fly tying materials. For example, it helps fly tyers to get more use out of their natural bucktails by providing an easy source of longer fibers that can be combined with the shorter fibers often not fully utilized on a natural bucktail.
Keep your flies light and easy to cast all day. No more waterlogged flies or lures.
Unlike natural bucktail, Faux BucktailTM will make both your wife and fish much, much happier!
Faux BucktailTM has a distinct performance advantage over other synthetic fibers on the market because it is tapered enabling the fibers to move more naturally in the water like real animal fur. To explain, normal synthetic fibers are not tapered which means the diameter of each fiber is exactly the same thickness from one end to the other. This creates a “consistent stiffness” along the full length of the fiber which does not allow the energy generated from the front of the fly or lure (as it moves through the water) to accelerate along the full length of the fiber to the back in the same way that a tapered fiber does. To illustrate this concept, think of how much easier it is to crack a whip than it is to crack a length of rope! In summary, a tapered fiber will give your fly or lure better action.