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Old 03-05-2008, 11:45 AM
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Im new to these lures and I was wondering what brands are the best to buy and how/when to correctly fish this lure. Im in CT right now im waiting for may and im stocking up on bombers and topwater plugs and wildeye shads. these work great for me. I also love the creek chub topwater lures and smack-it lures. Any help on bucktail jigs would be appreciated.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:33 PM
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Striker, we have a sponsor that can answer all your questions and his stuff looks to be top knotch. I have yet to give his stuff a try, but I will be soon.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:07 PM
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Striker get Bill 'Doc' Mullers book also . Fishing with bucktails.
I should add it to the must read surf books. The difficulty for me is sizing them according to current and keeping them in the strike zone. Letting them drift just making contact and bouncing them takes a bit of practiced technique.
Great south bays are the smiling or laughing bill style. very popular among experieced bucktailers. The book will give you the rundown of all the different styles and applications. Then its field work and dues paying.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:36 PM
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:33 AM
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Smiling Bill with porkrind is the best place to start
Think as small as you can get away with, but always with strong hooks. Under average beach circumstances 3/4 to 1 1/2 oz is the preferred size range (not counting the Cape Cod Canal which is a different animal altogether) With heavy wind in your face and surf with sweep you could be throwing 2 to 4 oz.
You'll catch fish with bucktails that are too small, you'll catch rocks with bucktails that are too big.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:26 AM
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This was the 1st bucktail that I caught plenty of striped bass on without adding a plastic trailer.


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Old 03-06-2008, 11:56 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys! I just ordered some Spro bucktail jigs in 1 1/2 oz in white and yellow and shad from cabelas and I was wondering what that brand is Tom
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:11 PM
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Just click on the picture.

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Old 03-06-2008, 06:45 PM
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Thanks I will be sure to order some


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Old 03-07-2008, 11:31 AM
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FWIW, Spros have very brittle hooks and if you don't give the head a coating of 2 part epoxy the sand rubs the finish off the first time you fish it from the beach.

I use em for fluke but never for bass.
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Thanks guy fro the Shameless Plug !!!! Bucktail jigs are one of the most effective ways to target Bass . I make a heavy duty jig ... I use only Permasteel hooks , 8-9-10/o sizes . If you straighten my hook i will buy you dinner and i will wear an evening gown .

There are different ways to fish this jig . Bottom bouncing or mid water strike zone . They more hair on the jig the slower it will sink . I use alot of hair to let the jig have more time in the "Strike Zone "

Dont over fish these killer lures . Alot of guys overthink this simple jig !!!!!
A slight tip up once in a while is all you need ..

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Old 03-07-2008, 11:21 PM
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The hooks on spro bucktails are very brittle . Its the second proccess on the hook which does this . The regular laughin jigs have wire hooks and my 5 yr old can bend them with her bare hands .

So i am a bucktail fisherman most of the time . Last seasoon was one of the most frustrating season i have had . I broke 2 rods , stripped gears in 2 706's and lost some nice fish because of bucktail hooks ...At the end of the season i fixed the first 2 problems . Ordered a custom lami and bought a vs 150 and 250 . Now was the biggest challenge yet , a depenable Kick ASS bucktail .
( i was messing with the heads for a year , and they sucked) I finally got a Amazing head and hook . Im excited as a fisherman , i know now if i need to lock down my drag its not a problem . I dye my own tails now so i can come up with any color out there ..

I wanted a good buck for myself and decided that i had to share them with the Suds Rats !

i will say this , you are gonna lose alot of lures . I dont want to tell you how many i lost at one bridge .Hey Blasko you lost a bunch there to .!!!

Buy the Bucks you like the ones that give you that tingly feeling ! iI am just waiting for the pic this season of a Fisherman with a slob , and hanging out of its mouth is a GSB lure . Thats all the satisfaction i need......
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I am just waiting for the pic this season of a Fisherman with a slob , and hanging out of its mouth is a GSB lure . Thats all the satisfaction i need......
Mikie when im bucktailing with ya this season and I hook ya in the back of your neck does that count LOL
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:53 PM
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Make sure you snag one of fat rolls in my neck ........
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