RE:Bucktail tying problem
I tend to never use bucktail for final upper or lower profiles of flies for this reason. It makes good tail, flank and filler but I prefer to top the fly with something other than bucktail. This is not to say that you can't do it, bucktails with sloping curves in the hair profile are quite suitable for this task.
Perhaps Jim Whelan could comment, his bucktails sent to the swap were beautifully tied and consistently well-profiled.
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