Bucktail Dressed Fishing Hooks
Many people ask what the difference between a feather tail and a bucktail dressed hook is...Feathers will give you LOTS of movement in the water...but they're not so durable when there's hard hitting toothy critters around.
Bucktail on the other hand has slightly less action to it but is much more durable than a feather dressed tail.
Bucktail makes a very good all around choice for the back of a lure because of it's durability.
I firmly believe it triggers a predatory strike instinct in a fish because it makes the lure look more realistic and alive.