1/2oz Bucktail Banana Jig
THE BUCKTAIL JIG, ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY TRAVELLED LURES OF ALL TIME
A multi-species and technique jig, the pulse of bucktail on a well worked jig is a proven fish attractor.
- 'forged' 4/0 - Eagle Claw HD or Mustad XXH.
- premium powder paint, oven baked to form a super durable finish.
- clear overcoat for added finish durability.
- glow colours can be charged up with a torch or light, they will then glow in the dark. UV light will provide the best charge.
- bucktail hand bound to jig head, binding sealed with epoxy resin for longevity.
- dual pearl mylar strips inside tail.
- hand painted enamel eyes.
- inshore fish such as spangled emperor, black snapper, coral trout
- pelagic fish such as trevally, queenfish and cobia
Jigging – the natural, hollow bucktail tail material will pulse behind the jig as it is jigged, the dual, mylar tail strip inserts will catch any light as the tail material pulses out and provide additional, fish attracting flash. 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, flick, retrieve – a great technique when drifting over a midwater lump or drifting over shallow reef/rubble, just match the water depth to an appropriately weighted jig. Cast the jig away from the boat, let it sink to the bottom, then flick it forward with a flick of the rod, wind up the slack as you drop the rod and repeat, the hit normally coming on the pause/drop when you wind up the slack.
Turn and burn – if you are working a bucktail and see pelagic fish in the vicinity, a high speed retrieve will often elicit a strike.
Lightweight bucktails and a berley trail are a match made in heaven. This is a great option in northern waters when the weather/wind prevents you from heading out wide.
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