Rock Dancer® Buck Tail Jig - Dave Graybill
Rock Dancer Buck Tail Jig
On the Story Page of my web site, I have a piece on the basic tackle for steelhead fishing in Central Washington. In this article I mention the jig and slip bobber technique. Jigs are essentially made with either buck tail or marabou, and both have advantages. One of the advantages of fishing buck tail jigs is the fact that you can apply scent to the jig without spoiling the action of the material. I have had a chance to get out and do some jig and bobber fishing here lately, and to use the Rock Dancer jig made by Mack's Lure. Mack's Lure has been making the Rock Dancer for decades, and I have been using them as long as I have been fishing for steelhead. I have tried a lot of different kinds of jigs and have had some success, but this past weekend really showed what the Rock Dancer can do. I had three anglers in the boat and had them all start with different jig, even some tied with different material to see what would work. The Rock Dancer out-fished everything. In fact the Rock Dancer jig claimed every fish we caught that day. I know, I know. Every day can be different in fishing. Some days certain colors work great and are ignored the next. All I am saying is that the next time I go fishing, and am going to test jigs to see what the fish feel like hitting that day, you can bet a Rock Dancer is going to be hanging from a bobber next to my boat.