Saltwater Fishing With the RotoTail
The RotoTail is perfect for nearly all saltwater applications and fish species. Why? Several reasons:
Its unique 360-degree rotating tail and resultant vibration mean that it attracts and fools all predatory fish. Plus it’s a lure these fish have never seen before!
The fact that it’s a soft-plastic bait means fish hold onto it longer, allowing you more time to set the hook.
The plastic swivel can’t ever rust. So you never have to worry about dousing it with freshwater after use, unlike other lures and swivels made of metal. Even non-corroding metals such as brass and aluminum eventually pit or foul. Anodized metals eventually gunk-up. You avoid all these problems with the RotoTail.
It can be fished any way and anywhere you fish. Cast off a jetty and slowly swim it with the current. Jig it and let the tail do its thing, or buzz it inshore. Troll it nearshore or offshore.Sea Bass
Leslie Woo, proprietor of Mandarin Cuisine Restaurant in Needham, MA of greater Boston, an avid saltwater angler pictured above, tried RotoTails on a recent trip to Chatham, MA on Cape Cod. He was on a small chartered boat with some other folks. His email to us was, "Caught 42 sea bass yesterday in 3 hours all with your things! (RotoTails) I am so tired right now. thank you and have a great day". He used small finesse tails, below, which I wouldn't have guessed in deep water in the Atlantic Ocean.Leslie's Winning RotoTails
RotoTail can be used as a super-effective trailer on a banana jig or other heavy jigs for catching cod or rockfish in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Cod love a spinning trailer on a jig that penetrates their deep lair. Try an all-white RotoTail and see what happens. Be the first one with the RotoTail on your charter or party boat, and show everybody how it’s done – and win the pool!Redfish
Redfish will hit the RotoTail like a freight train. Cast the RotoTail at reds tailing in the weeds, and fish it like there are no weeds. Work it on the bottom, in the middle of the water column and on the surface – all in one cast! Rig a RotoTail on a jighead and throw it out in front of a redfish (trout, flounder, etc.) and just let the tail do its thing. Minor currents will move the tail, even minor currents from approaching or feeding fish. Or you can move the jig (and thus the RotoTail) yourself. Either way, these fish will pounce and hold on!Stripers
Cast, troll or work the RotoTail behind a bucktail jig in the current. Buzz it just under the surface, and watch big stripers come up and smash it! Nearly any saltwater and freshwater predators will strike a well-presented spinner under most circumstances – the RotoTail spins but won’t be fouled by weeds or other underwater debris. Use a silver shad head with a black/blue tail to imitate a baby eel, a delicacy for stripers, even jig it on the bottom – let the tail do its magic!Sea Trout/Weakfish
Sea trout, as they’re called in most places, will attack a finesse RotoTail. Use a 2-inch tail and cast into sandy, open spaces – or just drift with the current – and let the good times roll!Salmon
Salmon love a well-presented RotoTail. Use a red shad RotoTail head with a brown/orange tail. You want to mimic blood (red) and the color of salmon eggs (orange). Salmon will strike the lure and head upstream. Don’t use a lot of weight on your RotoTail. Swim it with the current then let it rest in pools – let that tail do the work! Use it without a weight at all, or just enough to get it down in the water, with an open hook.Flounder/Fluke
Spinning blades and soft-plastics are standard on flounder (called fluke in some areas) rigs. Now you have both in one bait! Bounce a jig tipped with a RotoTail along a sandy bottom, and let the finesse tail spin in the tide. Set the hook right away and hang on!Bluefish
Blues will slash and attack the RotoTail with a vengeance. They just can’t resist a moving bait with flash and thump, and the RotoTail has both. Just bring plenty of baits because of those teeth!Snapper
Use the finesse-size RotoTail tails for smaller saltwater fish such as mangrove snapper. These 2-inch tails can be used for a finesse presentation that is murder on smaller saltwater species, including snappers. Plus, snappers are notorious for hiding in tough-to-fish mangrove roots, home of some of the worst snags in saltwater. The RotoTail goes into those labyrinths and does its job, while remaining snag-free!