So here we are in the last remaining weeks of august and fluke season and i felt like discussing my observations on all the talk of this and that bucktail.
Best finish --who judged! Most bucktails are lost to structure before the finish ever wears off.
Best jig--again who said! We all think ours is best. Most guys are soo wrong.
More hair than anyones-- Twice the hair!!!!!
less is more when it comes to bucktails..looks like a goddamn paint brush.
AND YES NATURAL HAIR WILL OUT PRODUCE SYNTHETIC ANYDAY PERIOD!!!
Rattle bells and chimers---ridiculous
Here at palmers tackle we believe matching the colors to our waters is truly important. Trying each and everyday to build the best, fish producing jig that works and has proven to catch limit catches and large fish.
I make all my own jig and everything you see by hand.
I can adapt any mold because i have all mine custom done..no most are not stock do-it molds..i spend thousands on custom t6061 laser cut molds by a custom mold maker in virginia. Some of you know who i'm talking about(sc) most have no idea.
I can put a 4/0 hook in a 1/4 oz. jig --who else can on here..i drill out molds all the time to adapt or create for a client.
I know of only one man who truly puts as much effort into his products as i do and that is the barns own Dan Harley from CM tackle.
In bucktails less is more when it comes to hair. Natural is better.
If not using hair then adapt to find something that works..like dan did with his squids..Good hooks and the right balance the correst eye position for tying the line to the jig is of real super importance.
Finish --yea it is important--but truthfully its designed to catch you guys more than the fish!!! How many tackle guys will be honest enough to say that to you. CHARTRUESE IS KING--GLOW IS QUEEN --but i bet i landed as many large fluke on a beat up old lead head with half eaten hair.
I design jigs to match gulp colors--the first for sure to develop nuke chicken jig--three years ago..the first pink shine glow jig.
Some of the finishes i see look like they threw the paint on..
Last years new jig hero MADBOBS BUCKTAILS (sorry bucktail bob)---wow how many guys money did he take before paypal finally stopped his transactions.
Guys you can't sell jigs for $2.00 in 4 oz size and stay in business long
This ends my rant for now--comments expected and welcomed