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Developed in the 1950's by Howard Worden, the Worden's® Rooster Tail® is one of the most productive lures ever invented. The action of the spinning blade in combination with the colorful, pulsating hackle tail makes the Rooster Tail irresistible to any gamefish. Rooster Tail is a lure that consistently catches fish. Fishermen across North America and abroad are using Rooster Tails successfully for trout, bass, perch, crappie stripers, pike, steelhead, salmon and other gamefish.
Worden's® Original Rooster Tail® - 1/8 oz.
Awesome rooster tail
The rooster tails r the way 2 go for creek and river fishing!!!!!!! Me, my brother, and my 2 best friends jus done a 13 hr. river float, and had a blast! At first the fish weren't bitin that good until I started using the solid white rooster tail #39 1/8 oz. after i tied it on the fishin slayin was inaffect. I caught sum of the biggest red eye bass ever, 2 of them was jus over a foot long..... all in all we came off the river with between 40-50 good eatin size fish.
August 15, 2011
great affordable lure
great lure for the money. very effective. 1/8 oz seems to work for everything from bream to big bass. i gave it a 4 because there are still some lures just as good that cost less and they twist line like all spinners. ill probably start solely using a spinnerbait because of this problem.
August 14, 2011
Worden's Original Rooster Tail
I think Rooster tails are a must for any angler. I like the 1/8 oz and 1/4 oz sizes, good spread in size. A very versatile bait/lure. Mainly catch trout with them, but have let them sink deeper with powerbait stuck to the hook and hooked catfish on a number of occasions. Don't know why but I have been having a lot of luck with any red/reddish color.
Cheap enough to have all the colors on hand, I have a wide array of the colors in the 1/8 oz and 1/4 oz sizes. Wordens rooster tails have been around as long as me (31 years), what else can you say.
July 31, 2011
Can't Go Wrong
You can not go wrong with a Rooster Tail. I have caught almost every fish there is in NC with these. I have a large collection of closee to 100 differnt Rooster Tails. The best thing is that they are cheap priced so if you snag one and lose it, your not out a expensive lure.
June 1, 2011
if your using joe's flies and you should be. we've used the brass color spinner with any of the white or colored lures the green was a good color. you really have to have one of each color and keep trying different lures till you find one they like.
Bass generally can feed by sight as most predatory game fish do. As such, its very important that you "match-the-hatch". That means matching the colors and patterns to the predominat prey of the fish in the body of water that you are targeting. Also, keep in mind that more neutral colors (whites, browns, blacks, and drab greens) tend to do well in clearer water while bright colors such as reds, yellows, oranges, and chartruse, do well in stained and murky waters.
Really any way you want, you want to keep the spinner blade moving though.
Cast it out and: -Reel it in slow-fast. -Let it sink for a second up to a minute and reel it in. The faster you go the quicker it will come up to the surface, the slower the slower it will come up. -Reel and give your rod a jerk every now and then. -Troll it behind the boat.
Florida fresh water use I would just cast and retrieve like any other spinner bait but use your fish sense and reel slow or fast and sometimes let it sink then reel in. I also have jigged in deep water. Large silver Rooster Tails I actually used in salt water at my cousins place near St James City and caught a few!
I'm prejudiced and use the Salmon Fly Rooster Tail the most but depending on what time of year and the hatch that is out you can gauge the color by that. I used to have very good luck with the Rainbow Rooster but it has not been the same for a long time now but your area may be different. Dark Green with a hatch design and gold highlights has been a winner for me too. I don't know the proper names.
it depends mainly on water clarity - natural colors, like white & silver, are better in clear water, bright gaudy colors, like chartreuse, are better in dingy water. Gold is best in tea-colored water(called 'tannin stained' water).
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