The Heavy Approach
here is the 9" Bulger Bucktail from Brooktail Lures. It weighs 2 ounces,
has two # 8 Colorado blades, and a single 7/0 VMC hook.
The weight of the lure allows you to accurately
cast the lure but is also means that it will be tougher to bring the bucktail
up during your retrieve. You may end up having to hold your rod tip very high
and that could put you out of 'Hook Set' position. This lure is available from
Lures Website to
purchase this item.
The Light Approach
here is is a lure called the Bigg Slimm and it is made by Moore's Lures. This
large, thinly tied lure uses a #6 pointed fluted blade and weighs ¾ oz. and
is 8½" long. It is dressed with real bucktail and has double treble
hooks. This is an un-weighted and extremely efficient shallow running
The lack of weight makes it tougher to be
accurate with your cast and it is very tough if you have a strong wind in your
face or across the path of your cast. This lure is available from Moore's
Lures Website Sales at a price of $8.90.
Regardless of which approach you want to take (you
want to consider both), bulging a bucktail is a technique that many
guides use to trigger fish suspended in sub-surface weeds.