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Refurbished Bucktails


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Hi Gang,

I'm getting ready for the great fall northern Pike fishing and have a bunch a terrible looking bucktails on my hands. They're just old, weathered, and beat up.
The hair sticks out all over, etc.

Does anyone have any suggestions as far as bringing these things "back to life" a little.

Tight lines and thank you.........GC

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Thanks BigDog,

I was afraid you'd say something like that. I've never tied any bucktails ever. Wouldn't mind tying a few but I want to use these things pretty soon and I'm not sure just where I'll get the supplies I need in time. I do, however, have a bunch of good ones but you know how those old favorites end up. Pretty ragged looking.

Thanks a lot and tight lines to ya.......GC

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Hi Gang,

I'm getting ready for the great fall northern Pike fishing and have a bunch a terrible looking bucktails on my hands. They're just old, weathered, and beat up.
The hair sticks out all over, etc.

Does anyone have any suggestions as far as bringing these things "back to life" a little.

Tight lines and thank you.........GC

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Mepps does sell replacement tails for thier musky baits, maybe look them up! I keep a bunch of extras on hand myself that way.. A split righ pliers and your ready to go!

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The supplies have four legs and have been hiding black walnuts in my yard for the past month.

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Hi Greg-Tying bucktails is really quite easy to do. I would be more than happy to teach you how to do it at no charge. I see that we both have the same area code. I live in Warroad. Where do you live? If you would rather not learn how to tie them, I would be happy to tie them for you. All I would ask is that you cover the cost of materials. Usually I just use bucktails so they aren't too expensive.Drop me an e-mail and let me know.([email protected])phone #218-386-4569. DIRTBAll2(AKA:KEITH)

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Check out Rollie and Helens Musky Shop. It has a large online selection of bucktails and spare trebles from $1.99 and up. Just click under the bucktails section and scroll throught the pages. Hope your trip goes well.

Fisherdog

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Thanks Guys,

I'm working on them and piecing them together. Making a dozen good baits out of two dozen. Plus a little paint, etc.

Once again, thanks and tight lines....GC

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Greg.....www.jannsnetcraft.com has what you need. In the 2003 catalog, page 39, they sell treble hooks with bucktail already tied on with a red feather accent.
size 2 (812-730) .95 ea or 12/11.09
size 1 (812-731) .99 ea or 12/11.59
1/0 (812-732) 1.05 ea or 12/12.15
2/0 (812-733) 1.10 ea or 12/12.67
3/0 (812-734) 1.15 ea or 12/13.19

you can order online and have them in about four days. Good products at a good price I have found....These hooks come with an open eye that you crimp on with a plier. ......T

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greg something to keep in mind this fall. if you hunt save a couple of bushy tails and a deer tail. ( if you don't hunt , talk to some one that does. they should be willing to give you a couple) then dry them and save them for this winter. learning to dress up your own trebles makes for a great project on those nasty days indoors. del

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TBone: Thanks a lot for the very detailed info. I think I just might order a dozen or so. Appreciate it.

delmuts: Regarding hunting - I've hunted whitetails for over 30 years BUT over the last several years, I find that if there's good ice, I'm out ice fishing. No ice, then it's time to hunt deer. Great idea though. I know I can score a few deer-tails. Sounds like an excellent winter project. What's the best way to dry them. Just let them sit? Do you use any borax or anything on them? Thanks.


Greg C.

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I was wondering about this too. It seems that it would be a great way to pass the time in the winter.
First off, how do you prepare tails? I have many, many black squirrels that come to my feeder, no need to dye those.
What is the method used to tie the tail on?
Do you cut the hair or leave the skin on?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Shayne

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If you have bucktails or squirrel tails you want to keep for tying purpose's, make a cut on the underneath part of the tail and remove the bone. Just allow them to dry naturally and before long, you will have all kinds of tying material.

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Keith,

Do you know how to dye the tails? I found a few good web sites on how to tie tails and now I just want to learn how to put some nice colors on them.
Do you find that deer hair stands up better than squirrel hair?

Thanks much for the help!
Shayne

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Hi Shane-No, I'm sorry to say, I don't know how to dye the tails myself.Usually just buy them. Used to get them from Herter's real cheap. Any good fly tying shop should carry them. You might want to try doing a search on Google for Fly Tying Supplies.Mostly used only red,white, and black. I found that the hair from bucktails was the most durable. Hope this helps. Tight lines and wet nets.

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