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#11591488 - 05/09/16 10:53 AM Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig
fe1 Offline
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Is there a slip cork that will actually work when using a 1/64-1/32 oz jig and 4-6 lb line without adding additional shot weight?

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#11591525 - 05/09/16 11:05 AM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
REDGUN Offline
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I have had minimal success with a 1/32 oz, and wouldn't even try a 1/64. Either use a fixed cork or add a split shot (for me).
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#11591599 - 05/09/16 11:31 AM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
fe1 Offline
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What I expected but thought I check with the experts.

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#11591752 - 05/09/16 12:28 PM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
Smithaven Offline
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
Originally Posted By: fe1
Is there a slip cork that will actually work when using a 1/64-1/32 oz jig and 4-6 lb line without adding additional shot weight?


Slip bobbers that will balance with the weight and line size you mention are available.

That said, I have not had much success with that combination. The jig will take forever to pull the float upright. Four pound line is too heavy for the light jig. A few years back there were numerous articles in fishing magazines touting very light bobbers, little or no weight and line sizes as small as 1/2 lb. I spent a fortune buying European style floats to try the technique.

My greatest success has been with a 7/8 inch diameter balsa slip float balanced with a #3 split shot. A #3 split shot weighs 4.31 grams, or roughly 1/6 oz. I suggest you try a 1/2 inch balsa float with the 1/64 ounce jig and a small split shot about a foot above the jig, just heavy enough to hold the float upright. Any smaller float has no advantage that I have found.

The Waco Kid uses 1/64 ounce jig heads for big bream. You might ask him how he rigs it.
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#11591790 - 05/09/16 12:50 PM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
fe1 Offline
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Smithhaven I sent him a pm.Thanks for the advice.

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#11592142 - 05/09/16 02:36 PM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
JigandJeep Offline
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You could try a water float. You're basically trying to throw a really small jig. You get the slow fall and small presentation that you're looking for and you can cast it.

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#11592177 - 05/09/16 02:45 PM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
fe1 Offline
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Loc: Texarkana
Water float??

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#11592210 - 05/09/16 02:56 PM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
JigandJeep Offline
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Originally Posted By: fe1
Water float??
Well they're probably more commonly referred to as bubble floats, sorry about that. You fill them with water so you can cast smaller lures, like even flies with conventional gear. It sounds like you're basically trying to do that. You can use them as a slip float with a stop or just let the lure drift all the way to the bottom or control it with your rod and reel. You can adjust the amount of water in the float too.

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#11592243 - 05/09/16 03:07 PM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
fe1 Offline
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Loc: Texarkana
I'll google bubble float.Found nothing under water float.The problem is getting the line to slide through the slip cork without adding more weight. There may not be a solution.

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#11592377 - 05/09/16 03:55 PM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
Waco Kid Offline
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I tip a 1/64 collarless head with a cricket and just pitch it around the weeds with no float at all. I have an opening this Friday if anyone wants a big bream trip.
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#11592479 - 05/09/16 04:27 PM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
fe1 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
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Loc: Texarkana
Thanks for the replies folks.Waco if I find anyone interested I'll certainly send them your way.

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#11598607 - 05/12/16 07:30 AM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
Bubba Broadus Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
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Loc: Long branch, Texas 75669
I sell LOTS of 1/64 bream jigs and they have great success with them. they usually rig it with a 1" to 1 1/2" cigar float. since bream generally bed up in shallow water, 4' or less, they are having no problem casting with their depth set at about 1 1/2 to 2 feet.


Edited by Bubba Broadus (05/12/16 07:31 AM)

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#11598647 - 05/12/16 07:53 AM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
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#11598705 - 05/12/16 08:16 AM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: fe1]
Olhipi Offline
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Registered: 07/14/14
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Loc: Dayton,Tx
You might try a weighted cork , make a small hole in your cork on the bottom side insert a 1/8 oz BB weight and silicone over the hole this will stablize the cork in an upright position, if that's the issue and it will allow for longer casts. Similar to a Weighted Salt Water Popping Cork.
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#11599000 - 05/12/16 10:26 AM Re: Slip cork for 1/64 oz jig [Re: Bubba Broadus]
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Originally Posted By: Bubba Broadus




Cool jigs, what's your favorite color pattern?

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