You really want your bucktails to "breath". Natural materials do this exceptionally well. always cut towards the very ends of a bucktail where the fur gets 'wavy" and begin to tie it as close the jig head as possible so it lays flat and doesn't flare out. don't discount feathers either. You can tie on four (bent toward each other) right before the bend of the hook. It's very similar to a deceiver fly if you want to look it up on youtube. It will give it an presentation that the fish just eat up.I've just started tying my own bucktails using real hair and was wondering if any of you had any luck using synthetic hair. Any pros or cons to using synthetic? Thanks.