Jacks often are looked down upon. I’m not sure why that is. I think they are kind of awesome. They pull HARD. They can be taken on poppers and plugs and clousers and pretty much anything else that gets in their way. My biggest saltwater fish to-date is a Jack and I enjoyed every minute of that fish, including several before it was hooked and a great number of minutes after.
These are some of the reasons I’m happy to see the good folks over at Skinny Water Culture devote a shirt to the good fish… we’ll see how long they sell it before the C&D letter arrives. My suggestion would be to order soon.
I really like Jack’s.
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Yes, Jacks are indeed a very cool fish. In the Pacific, no tarpon or permit but many species of trevally including the giant trevally. Australians, Hawaiians, and others who frequent Christmas Island and other Pacific (and Indian Ocean) atolls know all about the amazing power of these fish. They are an awesome adversary – 12-weight fly rods and reels with 300 yards of backing required!
Can we also talk about the logo and how delicious Jack Daniels whisky is? 🙂
Ha…. I’m more of a Kalik guy, but JD has its place.