Skin and Tan Bucktails for Fly Tying

November 19, 2021 By: Spencer Durrant

bucktailIf you’re anything like me, you start thinking about taking some hide home with you during hunting season. Between deer and elk, there’s plenty of hair that we use in fly tying, and it’s right there for the taking after downing an animal.

But the process of skinning and tanning bucktails for your own personal fly tying use puts many of us – myself included – off the idea. However, the folks over at Field & Stream have some tips on how you can make this process simple and effective.

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