Gibbs Striper. Accession No. 2010.035.010. Harold Gibbs Striper Bucktail: Originated in the 1940s, it was one of the first attempts at suggesting a specific forage fish, the silversides. Lacking non-tarnishing flash material, Gibbs, a keen observer of marine life, keyed on the bluish-whites tones cast by silversides in shallow water, and attempts replication with a combination of white (first capra hair, then buck tail wing) and blue (first a swan feather, later blue buck tail).