1/2oz Saltwater Bucktail Jig
FEATHER & BUCKTAIL COMBINE TO CREATE A LARGE BAITFISH PROFILE
The bucktail and feather variant of the popular Saltwater Leadhead Jig range.
This style of jig has a huge following in the USA where they are used extensively for Cobia and other predatory fish from both land and boat. The premium rooster saddle feathers combined with an outer bucktail skirt provide fish attracting bulk and an un-paralled action with the subtlest flick of the rod tip.
- 1/2oz (14 gram).
- 7/0 'Mustad XXH ultra-point hooks.
- premium powder paint, oven baked to form a super durable finish.
- clear overcoat for added finish durability.
- premium rooster saddle feather and bucktail tails.
- tail binding sealed with epoxy resin for longevity.
- hand painted enamel eyes.
- cobia, various trevally, coral trout, fingermark and other predatory fish.
Jigging – the natural, hollow bucktail tail material will pulse around the inner rooster saddle feathers as the jig is jigged. A subtle action will allow the natural tail materials to work most effectively. Try and use the lightest jig possible (within reason), if necessary cast the jig forward of the direction you’re drifting, strip line quickly and then bounce the jig just off the bottom as you drift over it. Once the jig is trailing behind the boat at a 20 degree angle, crank it back up and repeat the process.
Cast, sweep, retrieve – a great technique to use when chasing cobia from land based platforms such as those found at Quobba. Cast the jig out, let it sink for the desired time, then sweep your rod sideways to bring the jig forward, wind up the slack as you bring the rod back in front of you, then repeat. The hit normally coming on the pause/drop when you wind up the slack so keep an eye out for a jerk on the slack line. Braid line is best for this type of technique.
Turn and burn – if you are jigging/working a saltwater bucktail and see pelagic fish in the vicinity, a quick cast and high speed retrieve will often elicit a strike.
After use, wash your saltwater bucktails in fresh water, gently straighten the tail material and allow to dry naturally. Store separately from other lures as the hollow material can easily crimp if crushed/squashed against heavy lures or sinkers stored in your tackle bag.
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