I've been busy tying clousers getting ready for a visit to Neah Bay in August. I needed another white bucktail after picking the one on my bench clean. I reached into the bin of hair and pulled out one of the finest bucktails I have had the pleasure to work with. Crinkly, long, and amazingly soft.
I returned to the vise and started tying. I grabbed the new bucktail with scissors in hand and hesitated. I looked at this bucktail and wondered if it was too nice to use for clousers. Should I save it for something more deserving? Maybe something larger than #2 clousers? It seemed like a waste not to take advantage of its full length.
When I couldn't actually come up with an actual pattern I would tie with it I squeezed the scissors and cut the first pencil sized clump of hair off.
I believe clousers are good enough.