SM-751162-0000We’re excited by the addition of a new item – Fish‐Skull® Faux Bucktail™. This tapered synthetic fiber, designed by the innovators at Flymen Fishing, imitates typical premium‐length natural bucktail (or other animal fur fibers that have similar properties). The are lots of reasons to try Faux Bucktail™. Here are a few!

Natural taper: Faux Bucktail™ fibers are designed with the same basic diameter, gentle “crinkle”, and natural taper as 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.

Consistent length: Unlike natural bucktail, every Faux Bucktail™ 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 Bucktail™ 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.

Permanent color: Faux Bucktail™ 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 Bucktail™ 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.

Versatile: 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!

Sheds water: Keep your flies light and easy to cast all day. No more waterlogged flies or lures.

No Smell: Unlike natural bucktail, Faux Bucktail™ will make both your spouse and fish much, much happier!

Exportable: Being a synthetic product, we can ship this item to our international customers.

FAUX BUCKTAIL FLIES CROP copyPerformance Advantage: Faux Bucktail™ has a distinct performance advantage over other synthetic fibers on the market because it is tapered enabling your finished fly or lure 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.

Try Fish‐Skull® Faux Bucktail™ today.


  1. Hi, I don’t see any reviews on this yet. Do you have any sites or tutorials on it’s use or results on effectiveness​ that you can recommend? Thanks, I really appreciate you website.

      1. Thanks, I found some tutorials on YouTube. However I do miss the tallow aroma of any natural pelt. 😉

  2. A primary property I didn’t see mentioned in the list of qualities for the product is whether it floats or not. I think that ought to be prominently clarified in the description.

    Secondarily, whether it can be “spun.”

      1. thanks etflies, good to know about floatabilility. I found a few tutorials on using materials. What tipped you off on floatabilility? Thanks.

      2. Hi etflies,

        The article you referred Joe to says these fibers are solid rather than hollow; if so, I would imagine they’ll not spin like deer hair does (given that deer hair spinning for such purposes as muddler/sculpin heads, grasshopper heads, etc. makes use of the hollow crushability of the hair). Can you elaborate on how the faux bucktail fibers are “spun” for such purposes? The reason I ask is because I’ve never heard of non-hollow fibers being used for such spun-and-trimmed-to-shape uses…although maybe I’m wrong. (And I know that bucktail fibers further from the tail’s base are not as hollow either…so if these synthetics are superior to long bucktail fibers in the crushability department then it would be good to know.)

        Also, you answered “yes” to my “does it float?” question. However the article you linked us to says “Faux Bucktail has less buoyancy than natural bucktail and will sink down in the water column faster. This is usually an advantage.” I can see how a solid fiber would have this sinking property (depending on the specific gravity of the substance), so can you explain in what manner it can be said to float? I know almost anything floats if treated with floatant, but I was asking more about its natural buoyancy.

        Finally, the article shows many nice colors. But will it take dyes normally used from protein solids like natural hair and feathers? Or permanent colored marker? Just curious on this one, since I may be targeting a color different from the normal selection.

        The natural tan color looks very natural in the photos, btw.

        Thanks in advance,

        – Mike

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