New Options for an Old Favorite: UV and Pastel Bucktail by Spirit River and Hareline

Spirit River UV2 Bucktail

Spirit River UV2 Bucktail

Fly Tying Materials Review: Hareline Pastel and Spirit River UV2 Bucktails.

I am a regular and frequent user of bucktails and am always on the lookout for variations or specifics when it comes to acquiring bucktails to tie my salmon Clousers.

I recently learned that Hareline is now offering UV2 Bucktails (Spirit River) and Pastel Colors in Bucktails.

Hareline Pastel Bucktail.

Hareline Pastel Bucktail.

Both of these new options are promising and I naturally added to my bucktail inventory by adding several colors of these two products.

Here are but a few of the pastel bucktail colors by Hareline.

Here are but a few of the pastel bucktail colors by Hareline.

As far as the Pastel Colors go, I really appreciate the subtle muted colors and will have freshly tied Clousers featuring several of these colors when spring Chinook season rolls around in 2018.

Here are a few of my favorite Spirit River UV2 Bucktail colors - many more options are available.

Here are a few of my favorite Spirit River UV2 Bucktail colors – many more options are available.

I have already been playing with a selection of Clousers tied with the Spirit River UV2 Bucktails. These colors are vibrant and sure to draw the salmon’s attention. With these two options (UV2 and Pastel) available, I will be able to more fully stock my fly boxes with Clousers that meet my preferences for different water conditions.

Jay Nicholas Pastel Bucktail 5

Naturally, fly tyers who are specializing in bass, musky, panfish, and so forth will be intrigues to look over these bucktail options for their tying preferences.

Tarpon flies? Bonefish flies? Permit flies? I’m betting that these will all be home for UV2 bucktails and Pastel bucktails, so the trout, steelhead, and salmon fly niche is not the only place where these tails will provide great color options to the adventurous tyer.

Jay Nicholas, late 2017

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One Response to New Options for an Old Favorite: UV and Pastel Bucktail by Spirit River and Hareline

  1. Ryan Goldsmith says:

    I’m curious what the durability will be of these new UV products. In the past, Ive had bad luck with UV products (especially Bucktails) fading out fast and loosing most of their color. Would love to hear an update down the road as to how they hold up.

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