Brand: Ocean Angler
OA Jitterbugs have cemented their place in most keen anglers’ arsenals in recent years. These lures preceded the Slider and continue to enjoy similar success on the country’s various fish species’ populations.
Here on the Kapiti Coast they have solidified themselves as a must have slow jig in any boaties tackle box.
Other Features: Luminous and/or ultra-violet reflecting coatings; high-quality Japanese assist cord armed with super-tough plastic Octopus and hand-whipped Owner hooks.
Weights: 60g, 80g, 100g and 130g
Colours: Blue-Silver; Orange-Gold; Pink-White; Bruised Banana
On-the-water tips: Jitterbugs are easy to use, only requiring slow lifts and drops, and/or slow winds upwards for a few metres before being dropped back down again. However, just like the Slider, sometimes you only need to engage the reel upon the lure hitting the bottom to find a fish already hooked! If your Jitterbug’s weight is marginal for the conditions, lob or cast it well ahead of the drifting boat so more time is spent down below the boat, where they work best. This lure should be attached to a couple of metres of 25-30lb fluorocarbon leader. Although it is possible to attach the trace to either end of the lure, we suggest tying to the tail loop so the assist rig sits nicely within the slot designed to accommodate it.