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01-18-2004, 10:29 AM
I picked up some spro's 1and2oz. They look good,we'll see.What are your favorite brands of bucktail?
01-18-2004, 12:56 PM
The ones I make in my basement. There is nothing like catching fish on a lure or rod that you built yourself. Here are a few that I have left from last season. I will be rebuilding my stock shortly.
01-18-2004, 03:56 PM
01-18-2004, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by TheAdamBomb:
Andrus. What Adam said.
01-19-2004, 10:38 AM
Been fishing bucktails around the S. Jersey jetties for thirty years and my feeling is that the weight and presentation mean everything and the color/ appearance are a distant second. This is for my style of fishing only, which is geared to structure oriented fish, which seem to be opportunistic, feeding fish. Used to worry about matching my trailer(usually plastic) color, and having the appropriate hot color, be it pink, yellow, black, etc. The more time I spend doing this, the more I jus revert to a plain unpainted head and either a fin-s or, more often , a big, 10" worm like Culprit. I take particular delight in fishing next to someone who insists that their color is the current hot one , and showing them that they're wrong- hope that doesn't make me a bad person! I've examined too many stomach contents of bass and weakfish to think they ever will pass up on anything that looks remotely edible. The only thing I am obsessive about is to have an oversized, strong , razor sharp hook on the end of my jig.
01-19-2004, 11:29 AM
had a lot of luck with andrus with the "eye " got a few stripers and an 8lb fluke on em
01-19-2004, 11:55 AM
I don't think I've used a brand name bucktail in 15 years. Make all mine. Not hard to do, great way to kill some time if you get some free lead and deer tails.
I just got my assortment of Spro's from James Tackle. HAPPY DAYS.
01-19-2004, 02:32 PM
I think the color thing is over rated also. When I was younger it used to be a Red and White with a purple worm, then it was yellow and only yellow, then chartreus(sp) or puke green, now it has to be pink. I think its dealers spreading the word that something works to sell more stuff. I use what I used 25 years ago that funny color White. As for the make, garage poored and then dipped in that dry paint.
01-19-2004, 10:32 PM
Andrus, any color, as long as it's WHITE!
Andrus rip splitter, barrel head w/ the red eyes, mouth and wrap I like too.
Favorite dressing, two fluke ribbons one white, one dark ribbon. To be legal though smile.gif use two different color pork rinds.
Brian E. Mullaney
01-20-2004, 11:50 AM
SPRO'S hands down. Great finish - Gami hooks!
I have about 40 of em from 1/4 oz up to 3 oz.
01-20-2004, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by Never Better:
Been fishing bucktails around the S. Jersey jetties for thirty years and my feeling is that the weight and presentation mean everything and the color/ appearance are a distant second. This is for my style of fishing only, which is geared to structure oriented fish, which seem to be opportunistic, feeding fish. Used to worry about matching my trailer(usually plastic) color, and having the appropriate hot color, be it pink, yellow, black, etc. The more time I spend doing this, the more I jus revert to a plain unpainted head and either a fin-s or, more often , a big, 10" worm like Culprit. I take particular delight in fishing next to someone who insists that their color is the current hot one , and showing them that they're wrong- hope that doesn't make me a bad person! I've examined too many stomach contents of bass and weakfish to think they ever will pass up on anything that looks remotely edible. The only thing I am obsessive about is to have an oversized, strong , razor sharp hook on the end of my jig. I believe that presentation is 90% of what involves catching fish. The other 10% is size color and other factors! Call me a Do-Do, But I belive in the hot color and the size of your lure of the minute. I have had to many days where I'm switching around sizes colors and what have you, and there seems to be someone near you banging them better then you. Well, until you switch to what they have on :D
My favorite bucktails are made by Rich Andrus!
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01-20-2004, 12:12 PM
01-20-2004, 06:25 PM
Anybody got a picture of an Andrus, I don't know weather I've seen them or not, fishpole
01-20-2004, 06:31 PM
Rich Andrus makes the best Bucktails,handsdown over the rest,they work great and hold up forever,and if you ever fished with Rich you will know that he really knows how to use his product :D He is also one of the nicest guys you will ever meet smile.gif
Brian E. Mullaney
01-20-2004, 06:34 PM
Anyone know what hooks Andrus uses - being sponsored by Gami they are all I can use ;)
01-20-2004, 07:57 PM
Thanks guys,I've also been told that Andrus hooks are stronger than gami's.
Brian E. Mullaney
01-20-2004, 08:40 PM
Hmmm - placing order in a few - if Skip says they work I believe it smile.gif
01-20-2004, 08:47 PM
Brian,get some of the 1oz.white Rip Spliters,they are the sh*t....If Biggest wins the Duke I will give You my 7 Loomis rods and take up Golf :D :D
01-20-2004, 09:22 PM
I started tying my own bucktails about three years ago. Mainly because when i was fishing from the jetties and i found my self loosing to much money to the rocks. With a small initial investment you can make 25 or 30 bucktails for the price of 10 store bought. And the gratificaton of catching big trout, stripers and flounder on a bait you made yourself is priceless. But if i were going to go out and buy a few, my money would be on Andrus.
Brian E. Mullaney
01-20-2004, 09:26 PM
Scotty you're on - Biggest will win!!!! I will be Mr. Loomis!!!
I am tying him magnetic teasers - they will pick up hooks in doormats that busted off. He will win easily.
PS - I am sober and at work :D
Brian E. Mullaney
01-21-2004, 01:08 PM
I thought I'd have no problem finding an on-line site last night that sold Andrus Bucktails - triied google - nada.
Anyone know a sponsor/website/store that sells them??
01-21-2004, 02:30 PM
T-N-T's Made by Tony Eaton. Can only get them at Gifford on the Margate causeway. I'd like to start making my own.
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01-21-2004, 03:12 PM
I am curious about using them in the surf. Any tips would be much appreciated...weight? colors? added piece of bait? What seems to work best?
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LOST A ROD
01-21-2004, 07:38 PM
millie's no"88" 5/8 oz white or 1/2 oz.
01-21-2004, 10:35 PM
splions- Fishing from the jetties I've found 1/4 oz. with a 1/0 hook to work best for me. However, I'm not trying to cast them very far. As far as color goes I've caught trout on every color I've thrown. For stripers red/white, chartruse and plain white are good bets. But, I also feel color to be less important then presentation. I like to tip my bucktails with some sort of rubber worm only. No bait.
01-21-2004, 10:47 PM
I am not sure about the brand name...but you can get them in BassPro...they are called stump jumpers (the ones with the spinner blades)...I have seen them in local tackle stores as well with names like striper killer or striper striker etc...have had pretty good success with them over the past few seasons...
01-22-2004, 12:20 AM
What model was that 7' Loomis rod of yours with the Shimano Sustain spinning reel that you keep on the Chumstain. Captn. John told me to go ahead and use it when we were buctailing. It was unbeleivably SWEET. I have the 6'6" GL3 model but liked yours much better. If you'd be interested in mine + cash trade, let me know otherwise I may invest in that 7'er this winter. BTW that rod is way too flimsy for that Manly Mate Morty!(he was our matey that day a nice guy as well) I can't remember if your's was a GLX, IMX or GL3 series or if it was a Medium or Medium Heavy action. Let me know if you get a chance.Thanks.
:D :D :D ANDRUS BUCKTAIL for me!!!!! :D :D :D
01-22-2004, 02:17 AM
Does an "ANDRUS" Bucktail come in PURPLE? tongue.gif
01-22-2004, 03:44 AM
Sure does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cappy liked the 5/8 and got us all hooked on it for weaks!
01-22-2004, 03:46 AM
Gotta Love the Cappy. God Bless Him.
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