Musky America Magazine December Edition

Armed with a perspective of rod loading, lets discuss the approach to different lure types: Bucktails In very general terms, the bucktail is a lightweight lure with a very uncomplicated presentation…You cast it out and reel it in. The rod you use should be at least 6½ or 7 feet in length. Because you are not casting a heavy lure, the rod should be on the "light weight" side with a medium backbone for a good hook set and a flexible rod tip for maximum rod loading. The 6½ or 7 foot rod length in a nominal length. With it you can get a good loading of the rod and good casting control. A longer rod may work better for a boat side figure 8 but you have to be