This is a great video on selecting bucktails. Be selective remember your spending your hard earned cash you don't want crap. I like to open the bucktails in the store and make sure I get the longest straightest hairs. Check with the shop owner 1st to make sure they are ok with it. Just looking through the package is a gamble at best. I'm not an expert by any means but this has saved some frustration at the bench. Enjoy this is a good flick!