How to Butterfly Jig Fish

How to Butterfly Jig Fish
Part of the challenge and fun of fishing is choosing the best lure or bait for the fish you'd like to catch. When deep saltwater fishing, this is even more challenging because of the lack of light and the effects of water pressure on the lures. Made by the Japanese company, Shimano, this bright colored iridescent lure is called a butterfly because of its fluttering movements under water. Butterfly lures may be the solution for your lure dilemma.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Butterfly Jig Fishing

Things You’ll Need:
  • Leader Stringer hooks Appropriate weight line
  • Leader
  • Stringer hooks
  • Appropriate weight line
Step 1
Attach the leader to the line. A fluorocarbon shock leader is suggested by the manufacturer.
Step 2
Attach the butterfly jig to the leader using either a snap or by tying it to the line with a loop knot. The leader will help give the jig its fluttering movements.
Step 3
Tie off a hook above the lure using an overhand knot. You can use two hooks on either side of the lure if you choose.
Step 4
Cast and pull the lure through the water in a back-and-forth motion. The idea is to reproduce the motions of a small fish, so practice making oval patterns and varying the depth. In time, you'll be able to mimic the movements of a small fish, which makes it very enticing for the larger fish you are going for.
Step 5
Reel in your catch the way that you would any other fish.

Tips & Warnings

 
Use a shorter rod for more control. The butterfly jigs are compatible with all of Shimano's products so you can interchange types of gear to experiment for the most successful combination.
 
Use a shorter rod for more control.
 
The butterfly jigs are compatible with all of Shimano's products so you can interchange types of gear to experiment for the most successful combination.

Article Written By Catherine Rayburn-Trobaug

Catherine Rayburn-Trobaugh has been a writer and college writing professor since 1992. She has written for international companies, published numerous feature articles in the "Wilmington News-Journal," and won writing contests for her poetry and fiction. Rayburn-Trobaugh earned a Master of Arts in English from Wright State University.

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