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Old 10-03-2008, 02:38 AM
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Default bucktails at night

preferred colors?-----


same as lures?(dark)"blurple"----or are white acceptable??--thanks in advance---
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:28 AM
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If your using a trailer I'm told it doesn't matter because they hunt by lateral line not so much by sight. On a dark night I personally would still use dark colors.
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:14 PM
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White......White.........White
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:34 PM
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I LIKE White. sprayed with bunker oil.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:12 PM
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yea yea, white/black/ whatever.
it won;t do ya any good if ya don;t present them right. \
painted with pearl sparkle body w/white polar bear and a thin sliced 4in red and white porkie.
the bucktail is imo way too heavy with the whole rind so i slice the rind laterally and make a new tail ala doc muller/ the polar bear substitute lends less bulk and more visisbility and movement. funny thing is in "the fisherman" there is a muller article where this technique with the pork rind is shown. he states the thinner rind makes the sucker wiggle more. i agree. my articulated fly's have all these bucktail characteristics while hopping off the bottom. i like the pearl sparkle with a thin lateral silver/gold sparkle line painted down the side. i will make some and post a pic.



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Old 10-09-2008, 11:54 PM
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yea yea, white/black/ whatever.
it won;t do ya any good if ya don;t present them right.
painted with pearl sparkle body w/white polar bear and a thin sliced 4in red and white porkie.
the bucktail is imo way too heavy with the whole rind so i slice the rind laterally and make a new tail ala doc muller/ the polar bear substitute lends less bulk and more visisbility and movement. funny thing is in "the fisherman" there is a muller article where this technique with the pork rind is shown. he states the thinner rind makes the sucker wiggle more. i agree. my articulated fly's have all these bucktail characteristics while hopping off the bottom. i like the pearl sparkle with a thin lateral silver/gold sparkle line painted down the side. i will make some and post a pic.
zim do you have a photo of your ideal bucktail setup?
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:05 AM
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Depends on the bait and the conditions

When peanut bunker are the bait I like brown. Light brown on bright nights, darker brown on darker nights
spearing and sand eels, white - so most of the time we fish white as that tends to be the predominate bait at night in my area.
Herring, blue and white.
Pitch black, so dark can't see your hand in front of you, black or burple (no matter what the bait)
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yea yea, white/black/ whatever.
it won;t do ya any good if ya don;t present them right.
painted with pearl sparkle body w/white polar bear and a thin sliced 4in red and white porkie.
the bucktail is imo way too heavy with the whole rind so i slice the rind laterally and make a new tail ala doc muller/ the polar bear substitute lends less bulk and more visisbility and movement. funny thing is in "the fisherman" there is a muller article where this technique with the pork rind is shown. he states the thinner rind makes the sucker wiggle more. i agree. my articulated fly's have all these bucktail characteristics while hopping off the bottom. i like the pearl sparkle with a thin lateral silver/gold sparkle line painted down the side. i will make some and post a pic.
Sounds nice! I would love to see a picture!
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Depends on the bait and the conditions

When peanut bunker are the bait I like brown. Light brown on bright nights, darker brown on darker nights
spearing and sand eels, white - so most of the time we fish white as that tends to be the predominate bait at night in my area.
Herring, blue and white.
Pitch black, so dark can't see your hand in front of you, black or burple (no matter what the bait)
I agree with you, brown is an underated color in bucktails.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:47 PM
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I LIKE White. sprayed with bunker oil.
Now there's a good idea...
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:40 AM
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Default Re: bucktails at night

An old sharpy (Tony Spina who used to own Lex Lures before selling to Scotty) used to say "Any color is fine so long as it's white"

Personally I don't entirely agree with that but it does go to show that you can get away with white at all times.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:04 PM
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I have heard that white is the much more preferred color not only in this forum but also in books I have read on the subject. Also, sometimes attaching a teaser strip of pork rind seems to be liked.

There is also the school of thought that when night fishing use dark lures if it's dark and lighter colors if it's lighter because you want the lure to be seen but even if it is seen but not presented properly you may not get a hit. So presentation has to imitate an injured bait fish. I also believe yellow could be very effective as it's a color that can usually be seen in any light
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White......White.........White
Right......Right........Right............ And put bunker oil on them if you want to throw them away after your done fishing. You'll never get that shit off of a buck tail.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:52 PM
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Right......Right........Right............ And put bunker oil on them if you want to throw them away after your done fishing. You'll never get that shit off of a buck tail.
Most likely lose em anyways.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:41 AM
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Default Re: bucktails at night

I know its a little off topic guys and i've been looking around a bit here... Im going to buy a rod today for bucktailing inlets in heavy current. I cant spend more than $175. Any good suggestions on the brand and action of the rod. I may occasionally throw up to 4. oz. Thanks in advance.
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