I made an order during the Tackle Warehouse Memorial Day sale not necessarily because I needed anything, but rather because failure to do so would break a longstanding streak and would effectively amount to sacrilege.
During a long-overdue cleaning of my office over the weekend, I found all sorts of unmentionable and forgettable items, but one discovery that made the effort worthwhile was this buzzbait. I bought it on ebay at least eight or ten years ago and it’s been waiting for an opportunity to go to work ever since.
Most of us pay relatively little attention to hooks or their distinguishing attributes. We have our favorites, we order them repeatedly, and that’s that. We give even less thought to hook accessories and byproducts, so when I see some distinguishing characteristic – especially when it’s recommended by an angler I trust – I try to understand how it could help me out.
I have dozens of buzzbaits, and if I were to take the time to count my stockpile it might turn out that my inventory has hit triple digits. But unlike the Senko, where I rely exclusively on a single brand, when it comes to buzzbaits there are numerous manufacturers represented in my existing arsenal.
I had just about given up hope on buzzbaits. They’d been my bread and butter in the late 90s and for a few years thereafter. Back then I probably threw them a little bit more than I should have, but the results were encouraging enough that I didn’t mind the occasional dry spell. About seven or eight years ago, though, the dry spells started getting longer and longer and longer.