Spinning Bucktail Brushes
If you've tied with dubbing brushes, and perhaps have made the the leap to making your own brushes, the next step down the rabbit hole is to learn to spin Bucktail brushes. In this journal entry, we'll outline the basic steps to create your own bucktail brushes. Start with a brushmaking table, see our guide here for an example of a DIY version. Other tools you'll need: 1) Each brushtable will work slightly differently, so use your table as you normally would. In our example, we cut a single strand of braided line, fold in half and tie a loop...
Brush Table Basics
Bucktail as a fiber is renowned for its use in all sorts of fishing flies. It sheds water easily and holds it's shape when wet which makes it a great candidate for spinning into a brush. Longer bucktail fibers are ideal candidates for brushes, and in this post we'll describe to basic tools you'll need to spin up your own for big musky and pike flies. Bucktail brush making follows the same principles as traditional brush making, but there are a few marked differences in how the fiber behaves that I thought it would be helpful to share some techniques...
Tying with Bucktail Brushes
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Upper Midwest Fly Tying
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