Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
cow tamer

Butt Flags

Rate this topic

8 posts in this topic

Thinking of swapping out the rear hooks for flags on the following:

needles

bottles

darters

spooks

pen cils

 

Reasons for swap:

less bluefish hook-ups when targeting bass

less chance of getting hung up on structure

easier to catch and release

less chance of getting stuck with a hook

better plug action

 

Are there any plug types listed here that you would not recommend changing over to flags (considering that they would then only have a single front treble)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've caught a whole bunch of bass on the tailhook, too. I like to change out the rear treble for a big siwash. At least you'll get a looksee at the bluefish that nails it.wink.gif

 

Dress the siwash, watch the action. If it kills the swim, change to an undressed hook.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of the time the bass will hit a front treble. But I have caught on the tail hook. And I believe, if ones retrieve is on the fast side, there will be some tail hook-ups.

 

But in a blitz, anything goes. Front, rear, foul hooked, you name it. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cow Tamer

 

It depends on the plug and on the conditions. The only way to see if the action has been compromised or improved is to test swim your plugs.

 

Examples I have seen:

Some smaller darters dig more with a flag on the back.

Some needles seem to have better action with a dressed siwash acting as a keel than with a flag.

 

You will only know by experimenting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.