This design allows you to cast the 500 easily with a full sized conventional musky rod and reel outfit. Unlike most downsized in-line spinners, the Buchertail 500 Tinsel has the same weight as the larger Buchertail 700 and an oversized treble hook.
✓ Rugged components with flashy tinsel
✓ Item measures 5 inches in length
✓ Shipping Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 3 x 2.5 inches.
✓ The Buchertail 500 Tinsel is a downsized version of the popular Buchertail 700 that casts and works like a full-sized musky lure
✓ Built with the same weight as the larger Buchertail 700 and an oversized treble hook
✓ Design allows you to cast the 500 easily with a full sized conventional musky reel and rod outfit
✓ Joe Bucher successfully hybridized the Buchertail 700 by blending natural bucktail to the flash of tinsel Flashabou, and this successful hybridization created demand for a Tin-Buck with a larger profile, leading to the Tin-Buck 5
That says it all right there. It's balsa, so it does get tooth marks, punctures, etc, but they don't effect the lure and they add character besides. I bought the Firetiger color. Within a handful of casts I caught a 39 3/4" fish, and a few casts after...
✓ Running depths of 5-9 ft
✓ Item measures 5.5 inches in length and weighs 1-5/8 oz
✓ Each lure is hand-tuned and tank-tested to fish perfect right out of the box
✓ 2 VMC black nickel hooks
✓ The patterns and colors offer perfect imitations of the prey of predator fish