Tying Video – The Red & White Bucktail

The last bucktail streamer in my recent series is the Red & White Bucktail.  This particular fly was chosen to be in this series for three reasons.  The first is how the body is made.  It is a floss body but is has a forward taper that you don’t see in a lot of these types of streamers.  Second, is the collar.  The collar is two hackle palmered at the same time.  Again, something you don’t see often and it presents it’s own challenge when tying the fly.  Third, it is not only a good trout fly but a great Smallmouth Bass fly.  Which is probably the real reason I chose this fly.

This fly is also in Mike Valla’s book on Bucktail Streamers.  I did not teach this one in my recent class but I did include the recipe information in the handout for the class and brought some in for people to see and inspect. I very much enjoy tying these types of flies as it was the wet flies and the bucktail/hairwing style of flies that got me into fly fishing and fly tying so many years ago.

I do have another fly tying class coming up on October 5th.  This one will be on wet flies; specifically some Bergman wet flies.  This is a very fun class as some matched wings and married and matched wings will be created.  If you like to stay in touch with the past and enjoy tying wet flies make certain to block out your calendar for the 5th of October.

If you are interested (and would like to support Dressed Irons), I have some Red & White Bucktail streamers for sale here on the site (while supplies last).

As always, if you have any questions about this fly (or any other) you can leave a comment on Dressed Irons or any of the videos I have produced and I will help in anyway I can. Enjoy!

Remember….. It’s Fly tying….. If you’re not having fun, You’re Doin’ It Wrong.

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