Originally Posted by SiLewis
I think that's my issue. Soft plastics, hard baits, metals all 'make sense' to me, in that I know roughly what I'm imitating, but I have no idea what I'm trying to imitate with a Bucktail.
More a case of what you can't imitating, form small slim bait, to bigger chunkier bait, be it shallow of deep. Differing weight, sizes, dressings and how you fish them mean you can tempt bass no matter what they are on. Plus tapping the rocks can be like ringing the dinner bell sometimes.
Pretty sure the American army had bucktails in their survival kits-Because they work anywhere. A bit like starting to fish soft plastics, just takes a bit of faith and practice. Well worth the effort.