Bucktail with teasers?
Do you guys place your bucktails at end of your leader material and teaser from dropper loop OR snelled hood from leader with bucktail in dropper loop? Just curious. Thanks pat.
i use a snelled hook with a bucktial in the dropper position. but i dont use a drop loop for it. what im going to try out next week is basically a normal fluke rig with the three way swivel. then remove the weight clip. and tie a rapala knot to the bucktail about 5 inches from the 3way. so looking at it its just a basic 3way - 1 goes to regular hook - 2 goes to the bucktail - 3 goes to the main line.
that being said, ive heard and seen both way work well.
Essentially, wouldn't that be the same as the dropper loop, just with more knots?
Thanks man! Will do! Also, just looking for tips from some of the other masters out there! Many good fisherman on this board!
I tie a bucktail jig on the bottom above it 18" or so a dropper or three way to a teaser fly that I tie myself,most of my fluke come on the teaser .the weight of the jig depends on the conditions.I pour paint and tie my own so I have a quite a few.Chartruse seems to work best for me
Originally Posted by pattyboy
There are a few ways to do it. You can tie so that the teaser is in front of the main jig, so the teaser runs after the main jig, 2 ft above, 1 ft above. ......
I think it will depend on the drift and how much current you have, as to what will work better on that day. I just hooked up with a rig maker who has several different options on this type of rig. After seeing his rigs, I actually learned a few things myself. ( I always say, we never stop learning from each other).
Once I get my order this week, I will have pics up on our site. Take a look at them, to see the different options.
i usually add a teaser about 15" above the bucktail with a dropper loop. works very well. saturday, i had a 24" fluke on the teaser, and sunday a 23" on the teaser. catching (and releasing ) fluke pretty good past couple days and the teaser vs. bucktail has been 50/50. berkely on each. i prefer to keep the teaser above the bucktail because it stays clean and off the bottom, its also more direct contact with your jigging/twitching motion and your hookset, and it entices agressive fluke into a hard strike. you can tie the teaser a couple feet above the bucktail and aggressive fluke will still jump up and smash it.
switching the bucktail and teaser around will also work, but i simply prefer it the way mentioned above.
give it a try. you will have good results.
the way fred does it is
tie a small drop loop.. on the small tage end tie the tail on there.. on the long end 12-18in a single hook, teaser or something on that end.. go see fred.. he ties the best rigs
also almost forgot.. the little dropper is for the snap swivel that tied to your main line
Last edited by phillyfishing; 04-30-2012 at 12:26 PM.