Best False Albacore Lures & Gear

These “funny” fish have so many names from Hard Tails to little Tunny! Many anglers wait all season for them to show up along the coast of New England. Commonly nicknamed Albie Fever, False Albacore, make so many anglers go crazy searching the latest and greatest in tackle to hunt these funny fish. J&B is constantly updating its offerings to give you the best edge when targeting Albies in your area. Our staff and pros fish from Cape Cod to New York targeting Albies and Bonito testing and expanding our lineup. Advancements in soft plastics, braided line, and resin jigs have changed the face of Albie lures in the last decade.  Epoxy Jigs and Albies Snax remain two of the most commonly used baits. 10 to 20lb Braided line in 8 – 10 carrier combinations are most desirable. Power Pro and Sufix 832 are two of our most popular brands. Fluorocarbon leader is almost a must!

Rods & Reels for Albies and Bonitos


Rods for Albies & Bonitos are usually fast taper high modulus blanks, thus making them light, flexible and capable of throwing light epoxies and unweighted plastics. Some of our favorites include the G.Loomis Greenwater and E6X, Shimano Teramar XXX, and St.Croix, our bestselling series of rods. These rods are usually paired with 3k to 5k size reels. Weight and ergonomics are usually the main focus of the discriminating Albie anglers. The Shimano Stradic is by far our most popular Albie reel at a reasonable price. The Twin Power, Vanford, Stella, Ballistic, Certate, and Exist are great higher priced options for the avid Albie angler.  Check out our Albie blogs for more detail on techniques, tackle, rods and reels.

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Albie Snax 6 Pack Fish Snax Lures

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Owner Hooks Twistlock 3X Strong

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Zoom Salty Super Fluke

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Albie Snax Pack with Owner Hooks

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Deadly Dick Lures

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