buck·​tail | \ ˈbək-ˌtāl How to pronounce bucktail (audio) \

Definition of bucktail

: an angler's lure made typically of hairs from the tail of a deer

Examples of bucktail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, a single bucktail, jar of paint, and pack of stick-on eyes will provide enough material to make several spoons. Popular Science, "Turn an old spoon into a fishing lure that’ll catch almost anything," 25 June 2020 The effectiveness of the bucktail jig is no secret. John Merwin, Field & Stream, "The 25 Best Striper Surf Lures of All Time," 23 Oct. 2019 Soft plastic, Mylar, chenille, bucktail, or marabou? Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The 9 Best Crappie Lures Ever Made," 22 May 2020 Since it was first published in 1938, Trout by Ray Bergman has become a bible for anglers, owing to its clear, authoritative descriptions of trout and how to catch them, whether with dry flies, old-school wet flies, streamers, bucktails, or nymphs. Outdoor Life, "Four essential books all about trout fishing," 30 Apr. 2020 The 14-inch mass of bucktail, feathers, and flash smacked down a few feet from the bank of one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes like a teal that had tangled with Remington steel. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, "8 Expert Fishing Tips for the Spring," 11 Mar. 2020 Find or tie them on longshank hooks for easy retrieval, and Polar Flash bodies instead of bucktail. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Best Flies for Catching Panfish," 12 Mar. 2020 Stripers are hitting white bucktails around lighted docks at night. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Friday Fishing Report," 27 Apr. 2018 For smaller stripers to 8 pounds or so, throw white bucktail jigs around dock lights after dark. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Friday Fishing Report," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bucktail

1911, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jul 2020

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“Bucktail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucktail. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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