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    Posted: 09 Oct 2018 at 12:49pm
Hi all

This is a sneak peak at a Buffalo Head '

It's a non rotating lead head made to form fit a garfish and swim upside down .

So far only a single mold has been made for proof of conecept ' and a handfull of heads are being put up against other type of heads in commercial fishing operations.


Early results show the Buffalo Head has clear advantages over normal upright towing rigs ... espeacially when fish are thin on the ground .

During hot bites there appears to be no difference except the weight advantage and ease of use compared to normal standard heads '

No need to wire the mouth ' only the beak
No need to rotate the head to set your skirt patterns ' once you design and wire your skirt patterns to the head that is it ' so all your colours stay right where you want them .
You can skirt them with large plastic skirts .

At the moment testing is also been done on tow hole position and if there are any advantages

anyway enough said



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Looks like an easy to use trolling head compared to other garfish trolling heads.
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I can see it has done away with the bait or nose spring, but other than the presure of the tow what holds it to the garr in the event that there are more than 1 bait out the back,and the boat is stoped to fight a fish. If the remaining baits are left out the back and not wound in, will the nose weight slide forward along the trace ( wire or mono ) and then refit itself when the boat is again in motion or do they need to be wound in each time the boat may be stoped.
A common rig with the spring, especialy single strand wire will pin the mouth closed and the spring to the fish alowing both bean sinker and skirt to slide back into place.
Be interesting to see the resalts of the bufflohead tests in this situationif sucsessfull without causing the bait to spin then I think its bloody great
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Sorry for the late reply

Okay for starters the main feature of this head is to tow a gar upside ' to mimic an a injured gar ' and to make the gar more visible

Current tests are being conducted commercially ' they don't stop to haul lines ' they haul and tow and if a fish hits multiple line they simple keep the lines tight and loaded up ... never do they stop to retrieve. Keep in mind they are also using 200 to 300 pound main line and using high speed electric winches .

So under these conditions the Buffalo Heads are working well ' the gar is staying put on the wog line and staying put on the head during slow speed tight turns to get the bait to drop deep over structure .


Where is has never been tested yet is during Stop ' Drop and Go runs .... this is when you stop your boat over deep sitting fish and let the bait dead drop and then before hitting the bottom you apply the power and shoot the bait to the surface .

Again this is a head desiged to turn gar belly up '

But i can't see why the inserted gar head can't be pinned into the head for other types of applications .



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Forgot to mention that the Buffalo Head has four sides unlike a bullet head that is evenly weighted all way round .

It can't tow on it't left of right side and it can't tow in any other oreintation other than upside down .

So if you where to stop and the gar come free from the head then the gar could only locate itself to the head in either an up right or upside down position to the head .... the head will only ride upside down and the gar either way

And even if the gar itself does spin it could not for long as the head of the gar would locate itself to the head and only a vertical position of either belly up or down .


hope this make sense
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