Primo Tail Musky Lab

Home of the Primo Tail Musky Lab

The logistics of creating a domestic fly tying company in Hayward Wisconsin, the Musky Capital, are far from simple, especially for a bunch of fly fishing guides with an all-consuming musky addiction! But that addiction fueled the leg work needed to track down sources of the premium-grade materials that are necessary for creating large patterns that consistently fool big predator fish, and at long last Primo Tail is proud to publicly offer some of the most tweaked, tested, tried and true predator flies on the planet- freshly dyed and freshly tied, direct from our Musky Lab, just outside the musky mecca of Hayward, Wisconsin.

Few fish encourage and reward innovative tying like the musky. Exactly replicating specific forage isn't crucial, but even the smallest changes to an established pattern can produce subtle differences in profile and action that can have varying effects on their productivity. Every Primo Tail fly is the product of nearly a decade of firsthand trial and error with wild Hayward Wisconsin muskies as the primary test subjects. MCO guides and their clients have fooled many a mighty musky with these patterns, compiling a couple line-class records and several lifetimes worth of memories in the process.

Primo Tail Bucktail

Bucktail is a totally natural product! It's infinite in variability - no two are identical!! After a decade of handling 1000's of Bucktails annually Brad Bohen has come up with a fair grading system and a logical pricing system to satisfy the discriminating fly tier.

All Primo Tail Bucktail will be sold by the gram and priced according to the three classes of tail fibers - Standard, A Grade and AA Grade. You don't go to the butcher shop and by a steak at a set price no matter what! You buy by the ounce and by the grade of meat!!

Primo Tail introduces to the fly tying world market a similar purchasing structure:

  • Standard Grade Tail 4" and under fiber $0.20 per gram
  • A Grade Tail 4"-5" fiber $0.25 per gram
  • AA Grade Tail 5" plus fiber $0.30 per gram
  • "Average full size Bucktail weighs 30 grams"
  • White/Natural tails priced strictly per gram
  • Dyed colors* - Add $1.00 per tail
  • *Black add $2.00 per tail
  • Two color and fades add $2.50 per tail

Note: All prices as of 3/20/2014...prices and availability subject to change
Hang Time Hackle - Presently out of stock!!

Available colors:

1 - Natural/White
2 - Cotton Candy
3 - Hot Pink
4 - Shrimp Pink
5 - Mauve
6 - Plum
7 - Dun Grey
8 - Tan
9 - Ginger
10 - Rust Brown
11 - Sea Foam Green
12 - Ice Blue
13 - Brite Yellow
14 - Chartreuse
15 - Brite Orange
16 - Dirty Orange
17 - Scarlet
18 - Black

Primo Tail Bucktail can be purchased by the whole Bucktail or by pieces/quantity desired. Send inquiry to and specify quantity desired and color(s).

Primo Tail predator flies are highly in demand world wide! Brad Bohen designed predator patterns tied in the USA with 100% Primo Tail fibers and Hang Time hackle will be available for purchase starting May 2014.

For specifically custom tied flies by Brad Bohen directly...there is presently a two month back order/waiting list. To inquire on a custom tied selection by Brad Bohen send an email inquiry to

Signed Copies of the Award Winning DVD "Musky Country - Zero2Hero" can now be purchased directly through Musky Country Outfitters. Price is $30 plus shipping.

Coming Soon! May 2014 - Musky Country Outfitters and Primo Tail logo wear...hats, shirts, buffs and more with 'The Must Have' designs for the PIMP Predator Angler! Why settle for second best when you can have Primo Tail!

Remember - When you fish for the best - forget the rest...There is only ONE Primo Tail!