With fall approaching and more moderate temperatures in sight, the hunt for large predators is on again. With those toothy critters in mind, let’s take a look at a fly design, that has seen a lot of following in musky- and pike fishing circles: The Buford.
As fly tiers and fly fishermen we are able to choose from an impressive selection of hair materials: Calf Tail, squirrel tail and a parade of furs from fox, bear, goat, sheep and lots of others animals. And then there are the synthetics. All of these have their pros and cons – and their own place in any fly tiers bag of tricks and materials. But one of the oldest known materials still holds its own – and continues to catch fly tiers and fish as well. Let’s take a look at the bucktail.