S&S Bucktails John Skinner Smilin' Bill Bucktail Jigs are made to catch Striped Bass. There is no lack of bucktail on these handmade in the U.S. jigs. The abundance of bucktails allows the sink on these jigs to be slower than others which are very attractive to Striped Bass. Many add a trailer on the hook to add a little bit of enticement for Striped Bass to bite. These jigs are primarily used from the surf, but are effective from boat as well.