Bucktail Jigs are the Most Versatile Lures in your Tacklebox
I'm a real fan of bucktail jigs. Jig them vertically in deep water,
work them over the bottom in shallow water from a slowly drifting boat,
cast and retrieve them or even - at a pinch - troll them astern. With
just these lures in your tackle box, you’ve got options and
But unlike other lures, bucktail jigs have got no built-in action.
Movement throughout the water isn't enough to make them wriggle and dart about, sending out sonic and visual signals.
OK, trolled astern at constant speed and direction, they will catch fish, but they'll catch more if they're given some action by the angler.
Bucktails are at their best when worked on or close to the sea bed.