2oz Bucktail Banana Jig (Mustad 8/0HD)
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' Mustad HD 8/0 saltwater hooks.
- premium powder paint, oven baked to form a super durable finish.
- clear overcoat for added finish durability.
- hand painted enamel eyes.
- glow coloured heads can be charged up with a torch or light, they will then glow in the dark.
- premium Wapsi bucktail.
- pearl mylar strips inside the tail.
- pink, green, orange, dragonfly and redbug jig tails have a white underbelly.
- tails hand bound, bindings sealed with epoxy resin for longevity.
- tropical demersals such as XOS fingermark, black jewfish, rankin cod, red emperor, cods, coral trout etc.
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 lump or drifting over 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.
After use, wash your 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.
#Note - Actual length of bucktail on the jig may vary from jig to jig due to the organic nature of the material.
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