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#1 ant10

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Posted May 14 2012 - 2:50 PM

I had seen on the main forum a thread on pork rind or curly tail. I have been very successful this year with bucktails but have only used red over white colored pork rind. So my question is when you use a curly tail bucktail compared to pork rind do you work it differently? Also what brands and sizes do you use for them and how do you rigs them. Are they cheaper?
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Posted May 14 2012 - 6:57 PM

Don't know if they're cheaper but they're easier. Use them same as a pork rind. I use white, red/white, yellow, chartreuse and black. My favorite is 4 inch, but---if I am fishing big water I'll go to 6 inch.


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Posted May 14 2012 - 7:07 PM

I had seen on the main forum a thread on pork rind or curly tail. I have been very successful this year with bucktails but have only used red over white colored pork rind. So my question is when you use a curly tail bucktail compared to pork rind do you work it differently? Also what brands and sizes do you use for them and how do you rigs them. Are they cheaper?
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Posted May 14 2012 - 10:39 PM

When i put tails on my hairy lead heads i like to come through the plastics so as not to fill in the hook gap. This would mean using an upward angle when rigging up. Plastic tails can be made almost permanent by wrapping the lead head shank with thread and then putting some super glue between the thread and the plastic.

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Posted May 15 2012 - 6:54 AM

cast retrieve... repeat...

Use them the same as pork. I prefer a slow steady retrieve however I do mix it up when they aren't falling for it.


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Posted May 15 2012 - 7:54 AM

. Plastic tails can be made almost permanent by wrapping the lead head shank with thread and then putting some super glue between the thread and the plastic.
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what I use to make them permanent is small plastic wire ties. Tighten them up and snip off the excess. No thread or glue to worry about.


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Posted May 15 2012 - 10:09 AM

I use the 8 inch white gotcha worms. I just thread them up the shank so the head butts up against the jig collar. Friction keeps it from sliding. I guess you could put a drop of glue on the collar if you want but i find it unnecessary. try to thread them straight and inline with the crease on the worm.


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Posted May 15 2012 - 12:46 PM

what I use to make them permanent is small plastic wire ties. Tighten them up and snip off the excess. No thread or glue to worry about.

I have tried that and consider it good for re rigging after a bite off of course going to rind might be a better idea when the yellow eyed ones let you know they are around.


I use the 8 inch white gotcha worms. I just thread them up the shank so the head butts up against the jig collar. Friction keeps it from sliding. I guess you could put a drop of glue on the collar if you want but i find it unnecessary. try to thread them straight and inline with the crease on the worm.

Hits and dragging on the sand will pull them down especially after landing one or two fish.

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Posted May 15 2012 - 8:45 PM

just work it as you would any other bucktail, its another type of trailer, and it does the work itself. I prefer 6'' ones in white of black. They are cheaper, as I bought like 3 lbs of white 6'' ones from worm bar for the price a few pork rind jars. But as mentioned above, stick with what works, no need to change


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Posted May 15 2012 - 8:59 PM

Having never seen Chartreuse pork rind I have several rigged with plastic. I wont last one fish if you find blues, but I have had 3 and 4 fish in a row on a white buck/chartreuse combo a few days back. go with what ever the fish tell you to.


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Posted May 16 2012 - 8:58 AM

Def a saved a couple trips for me last year in murky water, used it with an all Chartreuse Andrus Bucktail's. :)


Having never seen Chartreuse pork rind I have several rigged with plastic. I wont last one fish if you find blues, but I have had 3 and 4 fish in a row on a white buck/chartreuse combo a few days back. go with what ever the fish tell you to.


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