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 The favorite for stripers at Smith is a white quarter-ounce bucktail, which allows working a variety of depths from almost at the surface to many feet down. Frank Sargeant, al, 18 July 2021 The tailgater also has lots of white bass and some stripers from now through March as the fish run upstream to spawn—catch them on shad or white bucktail jigs. Frank Sargeant, al, 22 Jan. 2021 Plus, a single bucktail, jar of paint, and pack of stick-on eyes will provide enough material to make several spoons. Popular Science, 25 June 2020 The effectiveness of the bucktail jig is no secret. John Merwin, Field & Stream, 23 Oct. 2019 Soft plastic, Mylar, chenille, bucktail, or marabou? Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, 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, 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, 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, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of bucktail

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Bucktail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucktail. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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