Arbogast® Jitterbugs® - Original
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- Deep, gurgling rhythmic action
- Hard for fish to resist
- Casts like a dream
Just reel an Arbogast Jitterbug in and let it wag back and forth with a deep, gurgling rhythm that bass can't ignore. The bigger lunkers often follow the Jitterbug for half a retrieve until they can't resist it anymore and attack.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 188
Rated 5 out of 5 by trophylad One Of The Best Topwaters
Had these in the tackle box since I was a kid, sort of forgot about them. Recently I took my fishing buddy to an area of the lake where a 4+pounder lived. They would not take a worm, so after a while he started throwing a black Jitterbug, he must have made about 20 casts and finally make the big guy mad - he pounced on this lure like a cat - nice fish.
Guess what I'm fishing in the evenings now?
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rockchalk06 The tried and true
What cant be said about the Jitter Bug. These have been around forever. Its rare to see a company produce something that catches fish and holds up to use, and not discontinue it.
These have the craziest action on the water. Probably the best thing about them is you don't have to be a pro to work them just right. Anyone with any rod and reel can work these like a pro. Fast or slow, they still have great action. Not to many baits can have that claim.
I have been using the 2" 1/4 oz baits for years. I prefer the Frog and Black white spotted colors. Both have produced fish of all types. Nothing beats bass hitting a top water bait.
I recommend when using the smaller bugs, to use a spinning rod. The smaller ones will cause some over runs. You will end up setting your breaks so high you will end up robbing yourself of distance. I have not gotten a chance to use the jointed models yet but if the quality is anything close to the original model, You can't go wrong. I tie these on my sons ultra light. There really is no wrong way to fish these. This is also my go to bait for fishing at night. Easy to see.
September 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Troyfish Really good topwater
This is my #2 top-water lure right behind the Zara Spook. That is reversed when night fishing, with this being my #1 and the Spook being #2. Either way its a great lure and a Bass classic. No tackle box is complete without a Jitterbug. My favorite color is Black. YES I said Black, period, day or night.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rasure1 jitter bug
I have used these since I was a kid. I change the back hook with a red dressed hook with white feathers or hair..
August 6, 2012
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