The is an old Florida design that has been around for decades. With it's erratic behavior an odd side slung hook it was unmatched in action an hookups on spanish mackerel and bluefish. One would go home a little arm weary but with some nice fresh fish in the cooler. The lure has a heavy angled bow, it would dredge into the water and kick out to one side, sink a little and then on the next jig stroke it would kick out to the opposite side. It's tapered aft end and sparse nylon bristle covering the single side slung hook completes the look. It was my favorite jig.(sidewinder jig) growing up in Fort Lauderdale Florida for spanish mackerel, bluefish and bonito.
Tube (surgical) lures for the great barracuda (sphyraena) is a fun an exciting way to brawl with these monsters. The great barracuda is the big bad boy of the reefs an near shore waters of the warm Atlantic. Often a menace at piers when we're fishing for other species. With a boat you can always move but when your on a pier you have to deal with them directly. Often the barracuda will allow you to drop a bait or lure for your targeted fish and then surgically remove (one of it's head shakes) your prized catch by a clean slice behind the gills, thus leaving you with a bloody still quivering head! So why not target them?!
The straw rig for surface active fish has always been a fun way to get that "surface strike" from game fish such as spanish mackerel, bonito and bluefish.The glass minnow lure looks more like the game fish's natural prey, any of the clear bodied anchovy family(see product page).Most of us that fish regularly have three or four ready rigged rods, such as a bait rod, jig rod, pitch bait rod, spoon rod, for instant action for whatever my happens by. One should be rigged with a Glass Minnow Bubble Rig.
The name "glass minnow" covers a wide range of neat little creatures from anchovies to silversides to herring. Most of us (Florida) refer to the schools of anchovies (anchoa mitchilli) as "glass minnows", the "glass" refers to their transparent bodies. They range from one to five inches all having a wide silver chrome stripe down their sides flashing in the sun advertising themselves as the food bar! They travel sometimes in huge schools often seen dimpling the surface as a rain shower and in some areas they are know as "rain minnows".