IHAVE HAD SOME SUCESS WITH TADYS ON YFT IN GOM. NEED TO TAKE THE TREBLES OFF AS I HAVE HAD THEM STRAIGHTEN OUT AND USE A GOOD SINGLE HOOK. THE TUNA HIT THE TADYS PRETTY HARD AS YOU HAVE TO REEL FAST TO KEEP THE LURE SKIRTING ON THE SURFACE. I WOULD THINK THE BFT WOULD DO THE SAME .WORTH GIVING THEM A TRY.
Tady Lures have a rich history of more than 40 years of catching tons of fish in California and Baja waters.
Founder Tady Shimizu gave us some extraordinary fishing tools.
The company has been ably run for many years by his son Jim, and now his grandson Joey is coming onboard to keep it going for at least another generation.
Out here on the "left coast', we don't have really large bluefin, but we do have them up to around 150 pounds, along with plenty of yellowfin tuna, albacore, wahoo, white seabass, amberjack [technically almacos], pargo [snapper], and right on down to 4-pound barracuda and bonito on the local half-day boats; Tadys work great on all of them.
When I visited Islamorada, the local AJ's went absolutely crazy for them.
For the most part, Tadys are sold with treble hooks, so there will be some instances where a hook change may be necessary.
When doing so, use the smallest possible replacement hook for the fish at hand, because "over hooking" can throw off the swimming balance that makes the lures so effective.
Disclaimer- Was taught to fish with jigs by Tady Shimizu himself in the late-1960's.