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Anyone Tie Their Own Bucktails? Where Do You Get the Supplies?


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#1 trapshooterbob

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Posted March 15 2016 - 03:10 PM

Thinking of starting a new hobby. Any help is welcome! Thanks!

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Posted March 15 2016 - 03:14 PM

Never did but I would try Bass Pro
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#3 jim357

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Posted March 15 2016 - 03:29 PM

Campsite
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Posted March 15 2016 - 03:45 PM

Every year I try to pick one up here.

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Sadly, some terrible inventory control there. Almost always out of stock.

As mentioned above, Campsite has a good selection of such things.
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#5 Gehrman

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Posted March 15 2016 - 04:10 PM

www.mudhole.com is a great site with everything you'll ever need.

terminal tackle in northport is a good local shop with plenty of product, and can order anything you need.

seen some stuff at campsite too.

www.amazon.com for gamakatsu hook 100 packs

michaels for thread

walmart for clear nail polish
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#6 DaveJr.

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Posted March 15 2016 - 04:13 PM

Gave the tail from my deer this year to my fathers friend that ties them.
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Posted March 15 2016 - 04:15 PM

Every year I try to pick one up here.

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Sadly, some terrible inventory control there. Almost always out of stock.

As mentioned above, Campsite has a good selection of such things.


I looked at the picture quickly and the right side of that big log on the ground in front of you looked like an alligator!
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Posted March 15 2016 - 04:22 PM

Every year I try to pick one up here.

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Sadly, some terrible inventory control there. Almost always out of stock.

As mentioned above, Campsite has a good selection of such things.


Why didn't you shoot that nice 8 pointer way in the back on the right side...you can just barely see it if you zoom in all the way.


Just kidding
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Posted March 15 2016 - 04:40 PM

I looked at the picture quickly and the right side of that big log on the ground in front of you looked like an alligator!

NYS DEC says you can't use dogs to hunt deer. They never said you can't use alligators. :)
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Posted March 15 2016 - 04:55 PM

I used to. Also fly tying.

Can be very hard to find tails with soft long hairs. Never a consistant product from any supplier.

Best I found was a pile (literally) of clean, dried "raw" tails on ebay some years ago. Still have a few. Smell like heck but tied well.

Mail order is hit or miss. Not too many fly shops left on LI but check them. If you do find tails you like spend the $$ and buy a bunch.
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Posted March 15 2016 - 05:22 PM

I've never tied my own, but I'm pretty sure I remember seeing tails at Causeway B&T in Wantagh. I would call first, though.
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Posted March 15 2016 - 05:25 PM

You can cast your own lead heads using hooks and a mold, deer hunters can supply tail hair, paint them whatever color works...white and yellow are popular...Or just buy the components as said above
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Posted March 15 2016 - 05:31 PM

You can cast your own lead heads using hooks and a mold, deer hunters can supply tail hair, paint them whatever color works...white and yellow are popular...Or just buy the components as said above


It's a pain to skin and properly dry them.

You need a good dye to make it stick. Lots of mess.

I'd check the fly shops before regular tackle shops. Campsite may have some good ones.

Used to be a really good local flyfishing webste that had great tails but they closed last year. :(
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Posted March 15 2016 - 06:25 PM

It's a pain to skin and properly dry them.

You need a good dye to make it stick. Lots of mess.

I'd check the fly shops before regular tackle shops. Campsite may have some good ones.

Used to be a really good local flyfishing webste that had great tails but they closed last year. :(

Terminal and campsite are the only 2 i've seen with any selection of fly tying materials, what others are around?
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Posted March 15 2016 - 06:33 PM

I'm still using bucktail my father bought 20 years ago from the offshore angler catalog. Everything else I'll grab off ebay or local tackle shops.

Oh, and CVS for the clear nail polish. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails works best I've found over the years.
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#16 ajkatt

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Posted March 15 2016 - 07:42 PM

I do, I get my supplies at J&H. Its a lot of fun and helps with the winter blues to get a head start on fluke season.
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Posted March 17 2016 - 05:23 AM

Campsite has a decent selection. They are a little more $ than other places. I get most of my tying materials at the annual fly fishing show in NJ or online.

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Posted March 17 2016 - 06:52 AM

Road kill.

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#19 trapshooterbob

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Posted March 17 2016 - 02:06 PM

Road kill.


Yea, I almost pick one up this week here in East Quogue on Old Country Road. Another 10 seconds and I would have taken my first buck!

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Posted March 17 2016 - 05:09 PM

Each winter there's a fly show in Somerset NJ that usually has a good assortment of materials.
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