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Bucktails- How do you like yours? (pic)

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For a large part of my fishing life, a plain bucktail could not catch a thing for me. Tip it with a shrimp, or strip of bait, and they did well, and of course, when in a school of breaking fish. But take away the bait, and they were a pretty low-scoring method for me.

 

Then came The Superfish and his Assassins. Suddenly, everything changed. I caught as many and MORE fish on them, and because they were so effective, I took the time to become a jigging specialist, using them 99% of the time. The only problem, is that Assassins are expensive, and are quickly destroyed by bluefish.

 

So in an effort to duplicate some of the success of Assassins, in a tougher package, I've tied some jigs that LOOK like Assassins when in the water. They have proven to be very successful.

 

I tie them with a long tail, followed by a sparse collar that has a lot of flare to give it an outline in the water. Here is a picture:

 

ASSAJIG.JPG

(BTW, I wet this one, so you could see better how it imitates an Assassin. Dry, there is a lot more flair in the bucktail)

 

Now here is the question:

 

How do YOU like your jigs to be tied?

Do you like your skirt materials to be long or short, square or tapered?

 

TH

 

 

 

 

[This message has been edited by thill (edited 05-07-2001).]

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I've tied some cruder versions. Yet to try them but I will try to do a neat version now!

 

How would they do on a floating head?

 

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Trust me, these lures are NOT neat! They do what they are supposed to when they are wet, but dry, you would wonder who the hairstylist was just so you didn't go to them! All I care about is speed and results. Leave the artwork to those better at it than I.

 

As far as working on a floating head, it is probably not a bad idea. But the jig pictured is only a 3/8 ounce, so it is very easy to keep right on the surface. Good enough for me!

 

TH

 

 

T

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