Best “versatile lure”

Discussion in '360 Degrees Lounge' started by get’n jiggy, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. get’n jiggy

    get’n jiggy Active Member

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    Member Kim posted on another thread about versatile lures....

    Made me think...

    What is the best “versatile lure” in your opinion :)
     
  2. get’n jiggy

    get’n jiggy Active Member

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    Versatile lure that works...

    Shallow, Deep, Slow, Fast, Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
     

  3. GARRIGA

    GARRIGA Senior Member

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    Plain old bucktail jig. Add trailer and darn close to perfect. Bounce it. Swim it. Drop it deep. Skim the surface. Casts well. Only thing it doesn’t do is float. At least not without some help.

    All four season. Doesn’t care about latitude or longitude. Will work in Australia, the North Pole and all spots around the globe. Speaks Eat Me.
     
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  4. get’n jiggy

    get’n jiggy Active Member

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    For me it’s a favorite metal swimmer jig.

    It’s my go to lure for everything inshore and offshore :)
     

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  5. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    Dang how many you got? Looks interesting never thrown a jig like this inshore. Inshore its mostly plastics for me.I do have about 7 50g xesta swimming jigs though.. never tried so i dont even know what hooks to use. What size hooks you think for these?
     
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  6. flyguy

    flyguy Senior Member

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    I agree. I've always got one on my light jigging spinner. Can drop it and work it slow or fast or cast along a weed line for mahi. Not sure if the Blue Blue sea ride is a swimming jig or slow pitch but regardless, that jig does it all.
     
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  7. get’n jiggy

    get’n jiggy Active Member

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    7EA9FA80-844B-420D-B9BA-BC10DC7852E5.jpeg I just have a few left... ;)

    I bought all he had...

    Plus his private reserve stock :)
     
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  8. get’n jiggy

    get’n jiggy Active Member

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    36AE9AC7-7566-415F-97EF-A48D586FD702.jpeg :D Private Reserve
     
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  9. get’n jiggy

    get’n jiggy Active Member

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    16CF5D1A-8331-4365-B9B8-31130B41C85A.jpeg As always

    I suggest swapping out the hardware...
     
  10. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    Please write "private reserve" in marker on that box. So how heavy for the 1 vs 1/0 hook
     
  11. ballywho

    ballywho Well-Known Member

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    most versatile has to be a bucktail. White bucktail for me if there had to be only one in the bag.
     
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  12. get’n jiggy

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    6EB38944-D0F6-45B1-A173-46F93D7E4877.jpeg 1.6oz #1
    2.3oz 1/0 or single
    3.2oz 1/0 or 2/0 or single

    I mainly use trebles with these
     
  13. tugasangler

    tugasangler Well-Known Member

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    Gotta go with Alex . The jig has to be the most versatile lure . Catches fish where ever it gets wet .
     
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  14. ballywho

    ballywho Well-Known Member

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    The BlueBlue in smaller weight can be used as a slow-jig if rigged at the head (where the weight is), or used as a casting jig or speed jig when rigged at the tail
     
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  15. get’n jiggy

    get’n jiggy Active Member

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    I’ve caught a lot of fish with bucktail jigs. Cobia, snapper, trigger, Sheepies, red/black drum.

    But never tried a bucktail for Spanish or king Mack’s and tuna
     
  16. GARRIGA

    GARRIGA Senior Member

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    I’ve caught king, cero and Spanish on bucktail and sardine or ballyhoo. I’ve lost bucktail and grub to toothy critters. Assumed some where the above. I know guys catch YFT on bucktails. There are specific models made with extra thick hooks. Can’t think of anything that would hit an artificial anything turn theirs fins at a bucktail.
     
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  17. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    looks like the answer is ....... JIG.

    I've caught everything from crappie to striper to grouper to tuna
    on hair & flutter jigs. everything.
    jig is the winner.
    It was the winner today. 2 fat trouts at sunset on a jig/plastic
     
  18. get’n jiggy

    get’n jiggy Active Member

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    Brian

    Ur casing jigs are in the mail today son

    you gonna love burn’n these iron’s this summer
     
  19. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    Dang. I was gonna ask that too...