Originally Posted by Roccus
And great south.. I've been fishing bucktails close to 40 years.... and I've caught some fish on them that would make most men blush... I've NEVER broken or straightend out a hook from any comercialy made bucktail.. and when I fished comercialy.. there were times when thats all i used.. so do us ALL favor and enough with the brittle hook preaching... I'll turn a blind eye to your constant sales pitches, as you are a paying sponser.. but give the brittle hook speech a rest.. it;s old and redundant and simply untrue...
i was gonna bite my tounge, but something i hear a lot of is right up this alley...to me it makes too much sense that your lure only needs to be as strong as your line...meaning the hooks and swivels, wire and such. i feel stronger is better, however not required. if someone thinks im crazy than answer this...what lure did Al Mc Reynolds catch the 78.8 monster with? could it have been a plastic rebel? i own a few plasic rebels..and the wire is thinner than the stuff used by most of the plug builders here. im not trying to bust balls here, and i do know there is a difference in quality tackle and no-name cheap stuff...but the only time i have had a hook break off is when it was old and rusty needing a change anyway, no fault of the gear...the fault of me not paying attention. i was fortunate last fall to hook into a very large fish at the cape cod canal..she got into the current and took me to school...emptied my spool like i wasnt there...the jig head the sluggo was on was a no name brand...probably from wal-mart..it held up pretty good for the longest ten minutes of my fishing career. to me quality everything is better, however, i build plugs mainly because for $20 bucks or so a pop..ide go broke with the number i lose, same goes for when i jig the canal...cheap and free are for me...especially when the canal claims a few pounds per night.