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    Default calf tail jigs ...what you think?

    I troll with jigs...about all I do. Except in the summer then I troll with bandits. Use all kinds of plastics but never used tied jigs. Recent acquired a ton of calf tails so was wondering if you have had any success trolling with tied calf tail jigs compared to plastic?

    What do you think?

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    I have caught many crappie and bluegill trolling calf tails. They have a complete different action than plastic. I am not saying better just different. My technique is to tie the jig a foot or two below a 1/2 oz weight. The jig is fished directly below/beside the boat as I slowly troll or drift.
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    I have never and slowly trolled them, but have cast them and slowly reeled them back in. I have tied them in 1/32, 1/24, and 1/16 oz with success. Never know till you try it. Lot's of luck and stretch some line.
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    what is a calf tail?
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    It’s a short, course, kinda curly hair.
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    oh …..yeah I got a few ….no likey much …..but they will ketch fish …..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketchn View Post
    what is a calf tail?
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    A popular and versatile fly tier's favorite indeed, Calf Tail (a.k.a. Kip Tail or Goat Tail) is great for tailing bonefish flats flies, for creating bushy upright wings on Wulff style dry flies, winging trout streamers, and useful for topping some Atlantic salmon and steelhead wet flies too.
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    Calf tail, bucktail, marabou, streamer hackles and plastic......they all work one timer or another. Some a better than others, but they will all catch fish at one time or another. To be honest, I've seen nothing that a crappie won't hit! (Thank goodness!)
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    Thanks, I want know if they work trolling long line.

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    I troll kip tail and buck tail all the time. It puts them in the box.

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