The key to using any light lure is speed of retrieve, depth fished, rod tip imparted action. The above are my best producing lures for six fish species. Only one of the above isn't hand poured and all are rigged on mostly 1/16 oz ball head jigs (always unpainted). If I downsize, I may go to a 1/32 oz jig; if fish are of good quality (general size), I increase length to 2.5" and rig on a 1/8 oz. jig and for deeper water.
Soft cone tail:
And this 1.5lb catfish on a modified Strike King Joker grub:
The soft stick and soft cone tail had to be put away: they were catching too many fish and I wanted to try others.
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