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A friend of mine , who is an avid hunter, gave me three beautiful bucktails , all taken in the past few weeks. I would like to use these to tie my own bucktails. In the past I've used store bought tails , are there any special requirements to prepare these for use? I would like to dye a porttion of the hair using Ritt dye. If anyone has any experience in the preparation of bucktails I would appreciate your advice
 

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Seamaster,
A couple of guys I know have managed to get hold of deer tails & as far as I know they used it straight up without any special preparation...although, I don't think they're tying flies...pretty sure it was all used for bucktails on plugs, metal slabs, jigs, etc...
Ritt should work OK, but you may want to allow for some fading...

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We split the flesh and pack it in salt for a while. That draws all the moisture out and cuts down on the smell. Any permanent hair color will work. Sometimes I bleach the dark hair first so more of it takes the color. The bleach can take some of the stiffness out of the hair so I usually wait until I have used all I can of the good hair and then dye the rest.
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Seamaster,
We split the flesh and pack it in salt for a while. That draws all the moisture out and cuts down on the smell. Any permanent hair color will work. Sometimes I bleach the dark hair first so more of it takes the color. The bleach can take some of the stiffness out of the hair so I usually wait until I have used all I can of the good hair and then dye the rest.
J.B
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