Hybrids Flurry Minnow Magic
I have used lots of baits throughout my life. You name it and I’ve tried it, but like a lot of our fellow anglers, I am partial to top water dog walkers. Recently, I was introduced to a new, soft swim bait by Edge Products called The Hybrid Flurry.
I have used lots of baits throughout my life. You name it and I’ve tried it, but like a lot of our fellow anglers, I am partial to top water dog walkers. Recently, I was introduced to a new, soft swim bait by Edge Products called The Hybrid Flurry. Now I know what you’re thinking -- all swim baits are the same. I don't believe that's true. The Hybrid Flurry has a larger button tail, which gives it lots of vibration; so much, in fact, you can feel it when you are reeling it in.
The three-inch Flurry works great on Snook, Trout, Redfish and anything else that eats small baitfish. The four-inch Flurry works well on Tarpon and other large game fish species such as Striped Bass and large Blue Fish. When I am using the Hybrid Flurry for Snook and Redfish I like to rig it on a 1/8oz to 1/4oz jig head and just use a strait and slow retrieve. Now on the color, I like White, Key Lime and Purple/White but that’s just my preference. You can have your own, since they come in over thirty color combinations. When I am fishing for Trout I use the same rig I use for Snook and Redfish but add an oval popping cork like a Cajun Thunder style. I also like to use a light leader between the corks and jig 20lb Flora carbon. You can also rip it across grass flats and jig it in deeper cuts and holes; all are very effective methods for Trout. When choosing a bait size, remember to always match the hatch.
Red Fish...I like to use a 1/4 oz jig head and bright colored Hybrid Flurries. The best methods are working Mangrove shorelines on a high tide skipping the Hybrid Flurry under overhanging Mangrove branches and roots. I also like to jig them around Oyster Bars. When jigging always stay in contact with the jig by not letting your line go slack but loose enough to let the jig fall as natural as possible. Fish the Oyster Bars at the last half of a high tide or the first half of a falling tide.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with jig weights and different color combinations that is best suited for your particular fishing conditions and area.
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