[ buhk-teyl ]

  1. an artificial fly made of hairs of or like those of the tail of a deer.

Origin of bucktail

First recorded in 1910–15; buck1 + tail1

Words Nearby bucktail

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How to use bucktail in a sentence

  • This rod will handle the bucktail spinners which I use for trout and bass, when other things have failed.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • The most commonly used for bucktail Streamers is flat tinsel ribbed with oval tinsel or no ribbing at all.

    How to Tie Flies | E. C. Gregg
  • Now take about 175 hairs of other colored bucktail, place this on top of the first colored bucktail the same as Fig. 10.

    How to Tie Flies | E. C. Gregg
  • I use one with all white bucktail and silver body, the same as I do a Black Ghost, for locating fish.

    How to Tie Flies | E. C. Gregg
  • Then the operators appealed to the governor who sent in the famous bucktail regiment just victoriously back from the war.

    The Coming of Coal | Robert W. Bruere