The classic example of a striped bass jig is the bucktail. Bucktail jigs consist of a lead head on a hook dressed with the hairs from a deer tail. Yes, a bucktail jig for stripers really does have parts of a buck’s tail on it. At least, historically they have. Today, you can also find bucktail jigs tied with nylon hairs, tinsel, and rubber filaments. Yet still, no matter how many tackle stores you visit, it’s quite unlikely you’ll ever find one that doesn’t have a selection of traditional deer-hair-tied bucktail jigs for sale.