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splitshot 06-02-2004 01:39 AM

bucktail flies
 
i am looking for some recipes for bucktail flies. i fished weigh west at tofino on vancouver island with them and misplaced the one i bought to bring home.

MCorder 06-02-2004 10:07 AM

Can you give a little more detail. When I lived in Alaska the most productive "Bucktail" Fly I used was a Clouser Minnow. Tied sparce in green/white, blue/white.

splitshot 06-02-2004 10:59 AM

bucktail flies
 
they had two hooks with the rear hook being upside down. two or three colors of bucktail were tied in at the head with some flash and they were trolled subsurface or on the surface.

MCorder 06-04-2004 10:43 AM

I think I recall what your talking about. If I'm correct the hook is rather large and the head is covered in Softex or epoxy. I never fished them, but I did see them in some of the shops and heard there effective for silvers and kings.
I'll check some references tonight and see what I can find.
Try the "Alaska Fly Fishers" WWW page, they have a great archive of flies. I think this is the link, if not just google it.
www.akflyfishers.org

North Island 06-04-2004 12:29 PM

Last spring on the BCFFF web site there news letter contained an article on Bucktails. I think the article was written by Bob Giles [I hope I got that right].

Also a book Edited by Bob Jones " Fly Fishing BC" had alot of beach flies in it, most fit the catagory of Buctails.

Cheers N I

MCorder 06-06-2004 09:27 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Maybe this...
From this page... http://tyeetackle.com/bucktail.htm

MCorder 06-06-2004 09:31 AM

Lots of colors...
http://www.tyeetackle.com/images/bucktailfly/nn14.JPG
http://www.tyeetackle.com/images/bucktailfly/nn15.JPG
http://www.tyeetackle.com/images/bucktailfly/nn16.JPG

splitshot 06-06-2004 11:43 AM

mccorder, thats it! thank you very much. mike


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