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  1. Show your best/worst terminal failure. Let's see how that one big fish owned you and what it left you with. Provide a short story and if possible a picture included. Will also be interesting to see what brands fail more than others. Ex: hooks, split rings, swivels. Here's mine. This is a mustad 34185 8/0 jig hook bent out by a very big fish. Fish ate it me at my feet (thought I was stuck in rocks). Gave two sharp rod snaps and it took off with no turning back. Tried to set the hook couple more times and it ran faster, even with a tight drag. It rounded the bolder point I was on and spit the jig before I could catch up with it. left me with a bentout hook and seaweed on my leader for extra insult.
  2. Ok i have three big lots i want to get rid of, i haven't done much salt water fishing the past two years. Slimming down what i have. I am located in RI if you want to pick up. I accept paypal or cash. Plug lot $250 picked up, $265 shipped. Jig lot with diamond jigs and bucktails $140 shipped. $130 picked up. Soft plastic lot $140 shipped. $130 picked up. Willing to do $400 picked up on everything.
  3. The last three years I've been using Blue Frog "Original" Bucktails w/swing hook more & more from Jetties. These are the best Bucktails on the planet IMO...they present well with pork/fat cow/otter/paddle tail tips, are really well made, strong reliable hooks, hold up well clanging the rocks...those of you who fish them know of what I speak. Since June, the B&T shops that I frequent in NJ & LI have been saying they are struggling to get inventory, most recently this week up on LI...Some have sold out completely, others only have 1/2 oz. & 3 oz. sizes left on the rack. Anyone know what's going on? WHERE TO GET THE 1.0/1.5/2.0 sizes? Thanks!
  4. Just received my first Tinman bucktails. Omg you guys were spot on. These are definitely the best bucktails I think I’ve ever got. This year I wanted to really stick to fishing bucktails. Always felt like I had to retrieve them too fast to keep them off the bottom and never seemed to catch. But these bucktails with the amount of hair they have. Holy crap. Is this why you guys slay them with bucktails? Quality! Heading out tonight to a damn where the stripers are on herring. Hope to stick something. Let’s here your opinion on these bucktails.
  5. Hello, I would like to sell nine various bucktails and one jar of Otter Tails Long Tails (black): QTY:2 Bucktail: S&S Rock Hopper (Diesel) Size: 3/4 oz Comment: One is brand new in package, the other out of package is Like new, never used, but has crushed barb, no packaging QTY:2 Bucktail: S&S Rock Hopper (Diesel) Size: 1 oz Comment: One is brand new in package, the other out of package is Like new, never used, but has crushed barb, no packaging QTY:1 Bucktail: S&S Smiling Bill (Midnight Magic) Size: 3/4 oz Comment: Brand new in package QTY:2 Bucktail: Blue Frog Bucktails (White) Size: 1 1/2 oz Comment: One is brand new in package, the other out of package is Like new, never used, but has crushed barb, no packaging QTY:2 Bucktail: S&S Smiling Bill (yellow/chartreuse) & Glider (yellow/chartreuse) Size: 1 1/2 oz Comment: One is brand new in package, the other out of package is Like new, never used, but has crushed barb, no packaging QTY:1 1 jar of Otter Tails Long Tails (black) Comment: Never used, it looks like there are 8 tails inside $40 for all, includes shipping. Free shipping for U.S. only (excludes Hawaii & Alaska...sorry).
  6. For sale, new and unused. 3 6oz S&S John Skinner bucktails 2 4oz Spro bucktails $35 shipped
  7. Two lots 6 white deer tails each. Decent quality tails, hair generally 3-4", not the thickest tails but hair is generally pretty soft. $22 shipped per lot or $40 shipped for both, PayPal preferred.
  8. Anyone know where I can buy bulk deer tails for tying bucktails?
  9. 6 big bucktails 4 spoons/tins that I think are Sling Jigs, but can’t swear to it 1 Viking cod jig The two black bucktails jigs are bug-eye style, 7.5” long and 5.5 oz. each Chartreuse is 6” long and 11 oz. Red/black is 7.5” and 3.5 oz., with what I'll call a tri-lobe head Chrome head is 7” and 6.5 oz. Purple parachute is 11” and 5.3 oz. The black, chartreuse and red/black ones have fixed hooks. The purple parachute jig hook is on a bead chain. The chrome head has a swinging hook. Sling Jigs are ~5” long and ~6 3/4 oz. Green Mackerel has seen some water and rocks. Two have tackle-box storage wear and the Goggle Eye pattern has only three very small (< 1/16”) chips on the very top. The body of the Viking jig is 8" long. It weighs 9.9 oz on my scale. After cleaning it up a bit, I found that under the chrome plating is copper, because chrome does not bond to lead, I just learned. Thus one needs three metals to get chrome onto lead: Lead>copper>chrome. $95.00 plus shipping for all. Any payment type is ok. These will all fit into a USPS Priority Flat Rate Small Box, which means that shipping is $7 for two- to three-day delivery time (according to USPS guidelines), includes tracking and $50 insurance. More insurance is available upon request at extra cost. If you’re in MA or RI, I’ll be happy to meet you somewhere from PVD to the ditch, and I’m occasionally in Boston.
  10. WTS PayPal or USPS MO only please Lot Prices include fees + shipping - take $10 off if buying multiple lots LOT 3 SOLD - TAKE THE REST, LOTS #1+2 for $80 ! Lot # 1 SOLD -pending payments LOT #2 LEFT FOR $45 SHIPPED Take them all for $110 shipped priority !! Some new, most lightly used - besides a few BTs, these are all in great shape, as seen in the pics - many were carried and never thrown LOT #1 SOLD pending payment LOT # 1 - TSUNAMI HEAVY SWIM SHADS (8) + Brand New SAVAGE HEAVY SAND EELS (2) + (3) Rigged Jig Heads = 12 pcs = $45 shipped - 6.5" HEAVY SWIM SHADS - 2 NIP, 3 or 4 others are new also - SAVAGE - Brand NEW - heavy 8" 5 1/3oz - 2 x Kalin Jigheads w/ RonZ + Gags tails - I think these are 3oz, maybe 4oz - random white eel - freebie LOT # 2 - RIGGED JIGHEADS - (2) 6oz Kalins + (6) 5oz Kalins + (4) Al Gags 3-4oz = 12 jigs = $45 shipped - 6oz new - rigged w/ Gag's, RonZ, and Sluggo tails - not 100% on the weights of the Gag's jigheads, see pics LOT 3 SOLD pending payment LOT # 3 - BUCKTAILS - (3) ANDRUS Cape Cod Jig-It Eels + (9) Assorted Bucktails 2-6oz = 12 pcs = $35 shipped - Andrus - 2 are New, blurple has been thrown - approx 4oz +/- - BT's range in weight, 4oz bank sinker for reference, including Andrus + SPROs - 2 are brand new LOT # 1 - $45 LOT # 2 - $45 LOT # 3 - $35
  11. Two brand new 4oz. Bucktails. The one in the package is a Wahoo brand. I'm not sure what brand the Spro style one is. $13 shipped. Any payment accepted.
  12. Anyone on here make a spinner for heavy bucktails? Wondering if the spinners with the springs will work? I have a small one I been using that I got from The Reel Seat which is great for teasers, siwash hooks and bucktails up to 1oz but it struggles with the heavier jigs I epoxy plus I want to be able to spin larger batches.
  13. Hey guys fluke season is coming up in a few days on Long Island and I had a question on how some people bucktail. When you attach your bucktail to your line what knot are you guys using or are you using snap, TA anglers clips, etc. thanks!
  14. I just started pouring lead and I'm looking for strong Eagle Claw alternatives for this mold takes 5/0,6/0 and 7/0 hooks.. I'm looking for just a few of each alternative so I can see which I like best. Thanks!
  15. Well ladies and gents I have gotten to a point where I think I should start learning how to make my own bucktails or at least start tying my own, but I need a little help knowing what I need. Can you fishing pros help me out? What is the name of the machine that hold the bucktail in place? What's a good brand, where can I get 1 and how much are they typically worth? What is the name of the tool that holds the thread straighten out to be wrapped around the bucktail? What coating is used to seal and protect the thread after its placement? Where can I get the color powder for coloring the bucktails? I am really interested in learning how to make some nice decorative and effective bucktails for striped bass in particular so I hope you all can help me out a bit. Thanks so much!!!!
  16. I'm new to using lures and plugs for stripers. As recommended by many on this site in response to earlier posts I read Skinner's book on bucktails and Zeno's book on Surfcasting with Lures. As a lifetime fly fisherman, I am fascinated with learning bucktails. I've sort of figured out using the right weight bucktail in heavy or lighter surf to avoid being on the bottom. My problem is as I get lower into the water column, I get hung up on seaweed and constantly on this stuff a local guy called "muck". Kind of brown, spindly looking growth that seems like its everywhere. I finally pulled off my TA clips to avoid some of the mess but still can't seem to reel a bucktail more than two reel turns before encountering muck. I have caught fish (most in SOCO Rhode Island) but I have to believe this crap is severly hampering my presentation. Any thoughts or recommendations? should I just go to surface plus and tins and hope for the best? Maybe just look for a nice, bucolic, New England trout stream. any feedback is appreciated, thanks
  17. Anyone have a resource for unfinished swing hook jig heads (3/4 to 3 oz) - seem to be many 'cannon balls' available, but would prefer 'smiling bill's' or similar. Rather not start poring lead !!! Also would like to know why can't I access the Commercial forums ???? Thanks ...
  18. Hi All, over the last few years I have been on the learning curve on fishing bucktails and have been doing pretty good with them. I have been using 4 & 6" grubs as trailers based on the size of bucktail. This year I want to fish pork rinds also. I mostly fish with bucktails from 0.5 - 1.5oz and would like to carry one jar of rind only. Based on this would you fish the 3 or 4" rind or would you make a mix of the two sizes? Thanks - Icepants
  19. Most are .3oz and .4oz, about 25 dressed bucktails and 7 jigs only. $22 takes the lot in the plastic container - shipped. Prompt PayPal preferred.
  20. I have 10 white, 10 black, 10 yellow, and 5 chartreuse ~8" (with the tail straight out) curly tail grubs. Great as a trailer on a bucktail, or alone on a jighead. Bucktail pictured is not for sale, just used for size reference. $1 each shipped, must buy at least 10. PayPal please, thanks.
  21. Do you Guys use different colors for fluke I want to use a pink and a green sand eel color and if you have a rig you can show me with spros or something like that will be helpful too thanks