[ buhk-teyl ]
/ ˈbʌkˌteɪl /

noun Angling.

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
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Examples from the Web for bucktail

  • 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
  • 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
  • One of the Bucktail Regiment lay on the ground in front of the tent, shot through the chest.

    In The Ranks|R. E. McBride
  • 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)