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I hope I don't sound too stupid here but I often get confused when poeple begin talking about the differnet type of lure's. I know there are things like poppers, buctails and jigs, what is the proper description?

I consider a 007 Diamond jig to be a jig, well what is my Kastmaster, an underwater swimmer?

Hate to sound so dumb here!
 

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Any heavy metal chromed lure is a jig, AKA casting jig, diamond jig, tin.

"Jig" also applies to bucktails and rubber body lures.

"Popper" can include polaris, pencil, creek chub, atom.

"Swimmer" is just about any plastic or metal lip lure. Also includes Gibbs style swimmer.

"Darter" is generally only one type of lure, the Gibbs style darter.

Lots of lures are also called by other, more local, names and nicknames.

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i call all metal-bodied lures = tins.

i consider metal lures (tins), bucktails and other leadheaded lures to be jigs, when they are worked near the bottom or in a predominately vertical fashion.

although kastmasters can be successfully used as jigs; they are typically used for long casts (hence their tradename), and retrieved a safe distance above all but snag-free bottoms (cost factor). when this type of horizontal presentation is employed, they might "properly" be referred to as casting spoons.

tins - works for me.


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