I resemble that remark.
Do you only use the Shimano Butterfly jigs or have you tried the "knock-offs"..?
Other way around, dude. I've never bought, owned, or fished a Shimano terminal tackle product. Nor do I ever intend to, for a host of ethical and practical reasons.
I wouldn't call the jigs that I usually rely on "knock-offs", as they have been around longer than the Flutterbys. River2Sea makes a good product, for one. If I were going to jig BFT in GOM, I'd take a loook at the Aji jig, which is shaped more like a bunker. I caught my biggest jigged YFT last season on one of those. Some 150gm models are still available on sale here
. If the fish are on the northern halfbeaks, something like a 6oz Luhr Jensen Deep Stinger should work. These
also look good, but I haven't fished them yet, so I can't promise that they will produce.
This post edited by FishWisher 10:53 AM 03/06/2008