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Best cheap bucktails?

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On 10/14/2018 at 2:05 AM, HansB said:

I owe Dan Tinman a shout out too....one of my better days with spring schoolies was with his bucktails.......needless to say I ordered more.    

 

 

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Nice fish, any idea in the difference between the banana head and an Spro or kazuka style?

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TinMan bucktails againest tight drags and he has fair prices. Strongest hooks I have used and generous amounts of hair on each one. The 32lb in the picture I had the drag so tight it never even got to run. 

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1 hour ago, nygnyrredsoxfan said:

Nice fish, any idea in the difference between the banana head and an Spro or kazuka style?

 

I actually caught and released a fresh out of the bay 43” fish that day on one of Dan's ¾ oz banana head jigs.   I’ve got a picture of me with her but it shows exactly where I was fishing. 

 

Regarding the bucktails query, these are the same kind of questions I asked Dan last year as he makes a variety of types of heads and he could answer that type of question better.   I would direct questions to him on his bucktail thread.

I did ask him about the Spro from the beach and he said he prefers a more forward balance head where the pull point on the banana head and the shape of the head caused more resistance and makes the head want to ride up.  On a bullet head with a similar pull point the  round blunt surface makes it run a little deeper because it has less of a planning effect.  He also mentioned that you can cast the bullet head further but can also keep it higher in the water if necessary by adding more hair than on a banana head jig.

 

I’m still a noob as I’ve only been seriously doing this for a little over a year and learning a lot along the way from more experienced guys like Dan, Winch and BigNevadaBob.  I got a real nice banana head jig that Bob made for me and I’ve caught a lot of fish on that one.

 

I will still use Spro when it’s windy and rough and I want to fish the lower part of the zone as the shape of the head and the sparse hair on it makes it dig down a lot faster than some of the other bucktails.  I also use it a lot when I’m fishing the beach lip.  I don’t encounter the problem with it running sideways and there are a lot of deeper beaches where you are fishing from an elevated position and it seems to run true.  I’ve caught quite a few fish with them.

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