Go ahead; imagine with me for a moment. You're methodically working your favorite shallow-water estuary looking to pick a fight. It's late in the afternoon; the sun is slowly creeping down the distant horizon as the gentle, late spring breeze whisks away all your worries - perfect conditions for creating a little added commotion. Now is when you think to yourself, "What could possibly attract more attention than a noisy top-water plug chuggin' across the otherwise serene surface..."?
Stroll through the overstocked aisles at your local tackle shop or flip through the pages of your favorite retailer’s catalog, and the choices in plastic stick-baits are nearly endless. Floating, suspending, sinking, bright colors, dark colors, natural finishes, fat baits, skinny baits- there are choices that perfectly mimic every baitfish species and for every scenario. Along with all of the different swimming actions and appearances, one cannot help but wonder if size, particularly length, makes that big of a difference as well. I mean, come on now, fish eat fish!
When the topic of teasers is brought
up in sailfishing circles, one immediately
pictures natural ballyhoo or
split-tail mullet rigged in multiples
of ten. Afterwards, visions bounce
to traditional artificial squid chains
and the latest innovations in Mylar
spreader bars and collapsible multiarm