Where do you get your buck tail?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by a_fors, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. a_fors Active Member

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    I am getting way too pumped up to go striper fishing in April with my brother so I've been tying like crazy. Now after many clousers and other flies my brother has told me to tie, I'm out of white buck tail. I can't find any anywhere! Where do you get your buck tail if you don't mind me asking.
  2. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    NW Montana, every November! ;)
  3. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Just about all the popular fly materials vendors and flyshops sell buck tail. I prefer to pick them in person as buck tail can vary quite a bit. If you don't yet know what to look for, pick up a few and after you have tied a bunch of flies you will learn what to look for. The best quality buck tail I am aware of is that supplied by WAPSI.
    Jack
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  4. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    I forgot to ask, where are you going Striper fishing?
  5. kelvin Active Member

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    local fly shops
  6. a_fors Active Member

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    Thanks guys. I am going to South Carolina for it. It should be fun! Hopefully I can have my 9wt finished by then!