Shown here is how the bait should look after it is on the hook. Once again the opening to the cavity is on the opposite side in this photo and the hook point is in line with the centerline of the bait.
Here is a unique feature of the Biffle Bug legs that allow the side appendages to have a kicking action.
A 7.1:1 retrieve speed reel is an excellent choice, and this Lew’s BB1 Pro has a larger spool capacity for use with the heavier Seaguar Fluorocarbon Lines, and the strength necessary to handle jarring hooksets and fierce battles. A stout rod with a fast tip will help provide the hookset power and still allow for the action needed to work the bait. Shown here is a Duckett Fishing 7’1” medium-heavy action Kelly Jordon White Ice Series rod.
The Biffle Bug is a great bait to fish in all depths by choosing the head size to match the depth you are fishing. Biffle used the 7/16-ounce combination to win an Elite Series event at Oklahoma’s Fort Gibson Lake in 2010, the Bassmaster Central Open on the Arkansas River in 2011, and an Elite Series event on the Mississippi River in LaCrosse, Wisc. in 2013. While it looks like a jig, it is designed to be fished as a moving bait. Make as along a cast as possible, then reel it as fast as possible, while keeping it in contact with the bottom. Make it scoot and bounce along the bottom, and the bass will respond like a crankbait scurrying by them.