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Couple of questions about bucktails

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I would pretty much always use a clip with a BT or any jig for that matter.  Makes changing easier.  If you're fishing a few hours with the same jig you're doing it wrong.  A jig that sinks and hits the bottom like a rock is too heavy and you'll get no bites. Bass  pretty much never hit a jig when its touching the bottom.  Usually don't want to impart action on the jig, let it do its thang. Most times a jigging action will frighten a fish that is just sitting on the bottom feeding on stuff here and there.  Your pole is used like a surgeon cuts with a scalpel- the surgeon guides the handle and lets the scalpel do the work.  Your reel is to take up slack, but not too much slack.  A banjo string tight line gets you no bites.  Nothing else can compare to jigging.  It is a specialized way to catch something.  Most guys will  throw hot dogs to catch stripe bass if they had to...but not me.

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What do these Mister Twister, Otter tails, and PorkRinds look like?  I think I've seen them before but I'm not certain.  I know they're all grubs or teaser add-ons to a bucktail.  I usually sweetened then with squid or shrimp, or other cut baits, but I'm only familiar with VA-NC styles so you guys school me please! 

jb....you need to punch these in Google.............

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Any suggestions on how to connect the bucktail to the leader?  Do you tie direct, use some kind of loop knot, or just attached to your snap?

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I prefer to attach bucktail to a snap...I usually use Tactical Anglers clip attached to the end of a 48inch mono leader of 80 lb test around rocks and 40 lb for open beach. For me its easier to change Bucktails and leader length stays the same.

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Any suggestions on how to connect the bucktail to the leader?  Do you tie direct, use some kind of loop knot, or just attached to your snap?

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Listen to anything Fly By Nite says - he may be limited in many many ways, but he's a damned good bucktailer

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Tie direct all day every day. I know some of you guys say it doesn't make a difference if you tie direct or use a clip. I have noticed a big difference especially with smaller bucktails I throw. The clip to me just looks ridiculous on a 1/2 bucktail, and the fish seem to think so too.

 

I can tie a non-slip loop knot pretty fast these days. A longer leader with a alberto knot will last you all day even with the cutting required to tie a new lure on.

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Tie direct all day every day. I know some of you guys say it doesn't make a difference if you tie direct or use a clip. I have noticed a big difference especially with smaller bucktails I throw. The clip to me just looks ridiculous on a 1/2 bucktail, and the fish seem to think so too.

 

I can tie a non-slip loop knot pretty fast these days. A longer leader with a alberto knot will last you all day even with the cutting required to tie a new lure on.

faithless......do you think the fish have a preference of treble or single hooks dangling from swimming plugs?

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Giglio's carrys it.  You can go to the Spring show at Brookdale College in Monmouth County, and meet John Skinner in person.  

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