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Bucktail
« on: 09/05/18 07:08 UTC »
Heading to Ontario tomorrow for a few days of lake trout fishing.

Pulled out my bucktail box and the hair looks kinda dirty and dingy. Is there any way of cleaning the jigs and making the white bucktail look nice again? Or does a guy just pack his tying stuff and re-tie?


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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #1 on: 09/05/18 09:46 UTC »
Have you tried washing them with dish soap or maybe a dip in some bleach but I would pack the tying stuff.

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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #2 on: 09/05/18 10:19 UTC »
Try a little Dawn
Worked for me  ;)

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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #3 on: 09/05/18 13:38 UTC »
Yep..Dawn works the best.

I dry them on low with a hair dryer to help get the hair straight if bent. A fine comb helps.

If they are really bent up, try putting them over a steam pot and the steam will work miracles! Use pliers or forceps so you don't burn your fingers and do it a little at a time until you figure out how far from the steam works best.

Works even better on feathers!
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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #4 on: 09/05/18 20:18 UTC »
Thanks Andy have to give it a try on feathers thanks. Have some blades with white hackle that are curled up from putting away wet.

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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #5 on: 09/07/18 21:05 UTC »
I ended up not washing the lures. It didn’t matter had a banner day up here!


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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #6 on: 09/07/18 21:38 UTC »
That's what it's all about. Success without the stress. Way to go Rex!

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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #7 on: 09/08/18 06:46 UTC »
Oh yea
I ended up not washing the lures. It didn’t matter had a banner day up here!


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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #8 on: 09/08/18 14:49 UTC »
Rex glade that your having a awesome time. Can’t wait to see pics.

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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #9 on: 09/12/18 13:16 UTC »



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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #10 on: 09/12/18 13:30 UTC »
Looks like you guys are having a great time and good weather.

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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #11 on: 09/12/18 13:57 UTC »
Fun photos.  The guy with the Do-it hat and shirt must be a pro!

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Re: Bucktail
« Reply #12 on: 09/12/18 14:20 UTC »
Yep looks like the fish didn't care at all. Great day