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Bucktailing inlets

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What weight andrus rip splitter or similar bucktail would be best for a moderate moving inlet in 10ft of water. Also, is jigging the inlet the technique most of you use? Thanks.

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All of them. You want the BT to sweep with the flow without dragging bottom or riding too high. So you have to start heavy then back off during peak into slack (that's when you switch to eels).


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I use mostly 1 1/2-2oz smilin' bills with curly tails or pork rind where I fish in RI... the 3 breachways specifically. I cast upstream so I can get deep and let it catch the flow and reel slower and bounce a bit. I also use them in the back ponds and along the beaches in the trough. Not all I throw... but usually start with them.

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you have to experiment. You want to be close to bottom. Don't just play with the weight. More hair floats it and less sinks it. Head style and trailer are also a factor. Try and figure out what they want. I had a night recently where I caught fish on 7 consecutive casts on a chartreuse bucktail and my friend couldn't get a touch on white. 


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Good advice, all ... and that note on color differences is interesting, too. And none of us could figure out why the chartreuse color made a difference in a year. (If it was the color, and not the user's particular handling of it; or where he was standing in relation to a channel, or a rip, or .... and so on.)

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I do horrible in inlets with BT. Good on the beach lip though. Anyone mix a char BT and a white grub or visa versa and get good results? I guess plenty have used char BT with white pork rind.

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Just bought some Andrus yesterday. Much more dense than SPROs. New favorite. After a while they all thin out but it's nice to open up a fresh fatty.

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