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Found 29 results

  1. 2 Uncle Josh #50y (Yellow) 2 Uncle Josh #50r (Red) 2 Smiling bill bucktails $55 shipped. This is the last of what I have.
  2. Does anyone have any tip on adding a trailer hook on bucktails ? and also do you add plastic on bucktails ?
  3. Hey everyone, I’ve never used buck tails before, but after reading and watching John skinner, I’m Excited to go out and try. I’ve purchased a wide range of buck tails (.5oz to 1.5 oz) and otter tails. However, I noticed some “contradictions” in two of skinner’s videos with the book. From my understanding, when using buck tails you when to present the lure near the bottom to target fish. To do this, do you cast and then wait until you feel the “tick” indicating you’re at the bottom then slowly retrieve? Or do you do a slow retrieve as soon as the buck tail hits the water? From what I’ve read, in shallower waters (5 ft and less), you should begin reeling immediately since your lure is always going to be in the strike zone. However, I’m confused on what to do for areas greater than 5 ft and may have rocky bottoms. If I wait until it hits the bottom, then the lure will most likely get stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated since I’m a little confused right now. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
  4. I use 75 lb TA clips for most of my striper fishing, but they don't fit through the hook eyes on my small jigs and soft plastics. I'm looking for the following with eyes that can fit a 75 lb TA clip comfortably: 1. 3/8 oz and 1/2 oz bucktail heads (i like to wrap my own) 2. 3/0, 4/0 and 5/0 screw lock hooks for small soft plastics like albie snax and flukes 3. 3/8 oz and 1/2 oz jig heads for various soft plastics like shad bodies and fin-s fish If anyone has found examples that work, I'd be greatly appreciative of your input. I'd like suggestions that aren't to costly if possible. *I'm not interested in suggestions for 50 lb TA Clips.
  5. $60 shipped - Twenty-two bucktails, various weights, weight them before you use them. Some have been retied and painted. Some are retied with synthetic hair or flashabou and have different sink rates. Including some soft plastic tails.
  6. Good morning everyone, I have a pretty extensive book collection when it comes to fishing books, (how to, stories, guides, basically everything. But I’m always looking to add more to the collection. Anyone have any recommendations. Rare books or discontinued ones. If there still in print I most likely have it, but I’d still like to hear what everyone thinks. Thanks!
  7. Mustad

    Has anyone used the mustad hooks 32824 for there jigs? If so what are your thoughts on them, I love mustad hooks and I use them in all my jigs, but these hooks are very expensive. Just wondering what people think about them before investing them into my jigs.
  8. Lightly used flatlander hardly a mark on it. Bag is dedicated bucktail/shad pouch. Approximate interior dimensions are 4" high - 3" wide - 9" long. Has belt loops on back. $120 shipped PayPal.
  9. What are everyone's favorite bucktail company and favorite type of trailer? I recently visited a huge fishing store and was amazed by the sheer number of types of bucktails and trailers that they had there. There must have been at least ten different bucktail brands and three to four different types of trailers. There was also a huge selection of colors for both bucktails and trailers. What's everyone's favorite color combination?
  10. Need help finding a bucktail mold like the S&S rockhopper or Andreas jetty caster. I already use do-it molds smiling bills(hot lips). Looking to change pace and try something new. Thanks to anyone with advice.
  11. Hi guys! I have some questions about what I've heard is one of the most versatile lures out there; The Buck tail. Now, I rarely use these and that's probably a bad thing as from videos on you tube, forums and articles they say they produce a lot and even catch some pretty nice sized bass! I've only used buck tails for fluke but want to try it for striped bass. In my Area, there are mostly bass in the 12-24 inch range (mostly school bass) but sometimes a 28 inch or bigger will appear. So my questions are; What size buck tails should I purchase? How should I fish these buck tails? and what are some other methods and tactics to use Buck tails? All help is very appreciated!!! Tight lines!
  12. Goal is to help each other locate bass in the pacific surf, primarily Norcal (SF - Watsonville). Other areas are welcome to contribute and learn here as well. Please share any strategies you find helpful in find bass in the surf. Personally, I would like to learn how to spot them from a distance (via look out points, possibly with binoculars). We can also share ways we locate fish while on the beach/rocks/piers or reasons why there might not be fish. Thank you to all the contributors! FYI - This is my first forum topic and I'm new to the community. I will be sure to contribute where I feel I can help. Tight Lines, Sbent
  13. Hi fellas im looking to buy a used but still good quality Buck tail pouch. I like the way the gear up pouches accommodate a good amount of bucktails along with enough space for shad bodies or grub tails. my budget will only allow me to spend $45 for something like this. if anyone is looking to part with a gently used pouch let me know. Lue
  14. Hey all. I'm a budding surfcaster. I don't own a single plug yet. I'm looking to buy about $50 worth of plugs for myself and my Dad. I will be mainly fishing the North and South shores of Long Island. I thought I might be able to get a good deal from some old timer looking to lessen his tackle bag load. I've narrowed down a bunch of specific plugs I'm interested in. I'm not very concerned with color, although I read Z's book and I think I prefer yellow, white or black. Here are some of the plugs I'm interested in (I'm not looking to get all of these for $50): Bucktails (might need 3 or 4 of these, various sizes) Super Strike Darter (Yellow) Super Strike Needlefish (1.4-2.5 oz, 7 inches) SP Minnows (might need 2 or 3 of these) Beachmaster "Junior" Cotton Cordell Redfins (preferred 7 inch) Soft Plastic Baits (Tsunami Eels, Sluggos, etc) Tins (Kastmasters, etc) Feel free to post what you have for sale below, thanks!
  15. So I have a confession that I'm somewhat ashamed of being a RI fisherman - I really don't understand the use of bucktails from shore. I feel as though every other lure in my bag I at the very least understand how to fish it and when to fish it, but this one I'm really stumped. Given how little success I've had with it and how much I typically have with other things, I never find a reason to clip it on. I've fished bucktails with moderate success in Florida and South Carolina, but not up in RI. People swear by them, but I never seem to catch as much as on other lures. It could be my technique, but then again I feel like I've tried many different approaches only to be disappointed and swap out to something I had more confidence in 90% of the time. Most places I fish are extremely rocky and weedy on the bottom, so the bucktail just seems out of place unless I want to catch vegetation and rocks instead of fish. I typically use a white/chartreuse Jeck's or Jettycaster 3/4-2oz depending on the depth/current of the spot. So for those of you who have success with them, how do you fish with a bucktail typically? Bounce off the bottom, straight retrieve, jig etc? And how do you determine which technique to use at a given location to give you success? I would really love to gain some more knowledge and confidence in this lure! Smite me for my ignorance of the all-mighty bucktail Thanks all!
  16. Used but in good condition, $70 shipped CONUSA.
  17. Hello SOL, this is my first posted question. I recently purchased a 710z which I absolutely love. As per my reading of SOL I've spooled it with Fireline Original. It's working great and I'm stoked. However when watching one of the incredible Mr. John Skinner's videos on bucktailing he was giving many reasons why it's imperative to use braid (lack of stretch, more action on bucktail, abrasion resistance) The Fireline seems like it doesn't stretch like mono and I'm assuming it would be fine but wanted to ask the opinion of the more experienced. Thanks so much. I've learned so much reading this site.
  18. Hi all, I'm looking for a fluke rod for bucktailing form the surf however the rod needs to cast well since I would like to use it for Northern Kingfish and Cocktail Blues that show up in these same areas. Is there a rod that can be used effectively for bucktailing (3/4 oz) and throw 2oz lures? 9ft perhaps?. Price range under $200. Thanks for your help.
  19. I am selling this like new setup - I purchased this at JH tackle when I was looking for a fluke setup for my Kayak. Its an awesome setup, I am just more comfortable with my spinning gear and prefer not to mess with star drag and level wind on my kayak. Im sure Many will love this setup! I later found out this is the same setup John skinner uses if that means anything to anyone. Very nice for buck tailing fluke on the kayak or the boat, but will also make a nice freshwater rig for heavier baits. The Rod is a Tsunami Classic Series 7' tscc701mh 1/2 - 1oz 10-20lb line. Rod is only 1 month old. The reel is a quantum Accurst PT lefty - loaded with 15lb power pro. Only 1 month old. Both items have only seen 3 fluke trips. Caught maybe a half dozen fish. Very lightweight and sensitive. I paid $180 for the rod, reel, and braid - Looking for $150 local CASH sale. Slightly negotiable - I am located in Massapequa, NY can meet up on south shore of the island, or most of western suffolk. I work in Holbrook during the weekdays. I can ship also, but this will be $195 to ship due to the size of the shipping tube. Will also accept trades, looking for a Shimano Stradic 3000 reel.
  20. Nice lot of light gear. All brand spanking new. -Two Berry's Tackle Flex it Spoons. Both 6/10 oz. One blue holographic and one white glitter with eye. They're lead and you can bend them to adjust the action. Very cool lure. Don't see a lot of lead spoons these days. -Heddon Chug'n Spook Jr. Clear scale pattern with chartreuse spine and white belly. 3 1/2" and 1/2 oz. Its got a rattle and a nice deep open mouth to throw water. - 1/2 oz. Nichols Lures' Ben Parker Hare Jig bucktail. White head, nice long hair, blue, white with flash, and chartreuse. Has an owner hook. - 3/4 oz Spro bucktail. Blue shad pattern. Has a gama hook. - 1/2 oz Cumberland Pro Lures bucktail. White head, white and chartreuse hair. Six items total. $26 shipped. All payments accepted (PayPal add 75 cents).
  21. Any one have some nice NIP 5/0 - 7/0 siwash teasers available? Thanks!!!
  22. Hey ya'll: Do you think this rod would be a good addition to my quiver or would the 9' mojo 1-4, or 8ft 3/4-3 be just as good. I need to be able to throw 3 oz b/t w/trailer comfortably in strong winds and fast currents off NJ beach. Thank you, Jeff
  23. $35 (firm) No splits Paypal preferred Aquaskinz: Bucktail Pouch, Surfbelt, Pork Rind Holder and Plastic swivel clip.
  24. I have been seeing many new bucktails in the market comes tied with feathers. It's it to catch the fisherman? or you have confidence that the added action of the feathers will attract more bites? What's the downfall of using feathers on bucktails? Let's leave the poor boofish out of this one, yes they do destroy everything.
  25. Getting up to speed on lure fishing. Very interested in bucktails and thinking about investing in a rod to be used just for .50 to 2 ounce bucktails, mostly along coast of SOCO Rhode Island. Doing my research and coming out more confused then when I started. Looked at Lami, St Croix, Tsunami, TFO and TICA, all around $200-225 or so. Thinking moderate action 9 footer as most fishing will be done on open beach. Thoughts, experience all advice is welcome. Thanks