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#11801995 - 08/28/16 10:45 PM Let's talk jigs..
dreamweaver96 Offline
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Okay pretend you're me.. you walk into bps to buy a few jigs but you don't really know what you're looking for. You're assaulted with brands, sizes, colors, head shapes, and pro endorsementshop! I ended up just walking out.

Ok yall. Im looking for 2 or 3 jigs for pitching pads and docks. What head shapes and weights should I be looking for? I think I'll just 3 of the same size just in different colors. Good or bad idea?

Any info is appreciated. Thanks yall

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#11802018 - 08/28/16 11:28 PM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Doug R. Offline
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Get something with a good stout hook in it.

Some form of black jig and a green pumpkin jig are basically the only 2 colors I throw in a flipping jig.


There are many good jig makers in our areas and state, I am a fan of Santone jigs, they make some good jigs.
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#11802028 - 08/28/16 11:49 PM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
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Not sure if they have it at bps but a 3/4 or 1/2 oz grandmaster jig in pb&j with a pb&j zman batwing trailer works good.
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#11802052 - 08/29/16 02:40 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
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I know how you feel. I went to pick up a few myself and it took forever before I finally just grabbed a couple. That aisle is overload.

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#11802113 - 08/29/16 06:31 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
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I have jigs by the hundredweight. Can't resist them. Come see me, I'll give you a hand full.
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#11802130 - 08/29/16 06:54 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
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Keep it really simple. Get a couple of green pumpkin colored jigs in 3/8, 1/2, and 1 ounce and a couple of black in the same sizes. Maybe get a couple light colored jigs in a vertical line tie to use as swim jigs. Vary the colors of the jigs with trailers. For trailers, I like rage chunks and real pork chunks. Keep those colors simple too. Trust me. The bass don't decide to hit a jig based on color most of the time. Usually it's a reaction strike when flipping. When crawling it on long sloping deep points, it will need a more natural color and trailer.
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#11802164 - 08/29/16 07:29 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
rbspots Offline
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BPS is not the best place to get jigs. I'm not a hater of BPS, but smaller companies make MUCH better jigs. You can have the make them with the hooks of your choice and colors. If your new start with three colors.
Black-Blue
Green Pumpkin
Brown
The get several different colors and types of trailers
FYI that Mark Perry guy ties a dang good jig too.
John Martin at Truesouth Lures makes my jigs. His Fathead jig is what a bunch of us folks who fish Lake Norman skip docks with.


Edited by rbspots (08/29/16 07:31 AM)

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#11802171 - 08/29/16 07:39 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
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I guess I am now a jig fisherman...my son and I both won 50$ gift certificates for Santone products...used the first certificate on spinner baits and jigs...I have seen jigs consistently produce all my life, just never been interested in fishing them till lately. The funny thing is, several years ago I took a jig only trip ( like a lot of folks say to do to build confidence) and I caught a huge crappie (almost 3lbs).now that I mainly crappie fish I catch a lot of big bass.
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#11802174 - 08/29/16 07:41 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
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I agree with Steez - Keep it simple because once you gain confidence in a certain brand or color, you will find yourself leaning towards those most of the time and all the other ones you bought will rarely get used. I have 4 or 5 boxes of jigs, I fish with them alot. But there are certain ones that I end up going to, time and time again. Trailers are the same way, I have bags and bags and bags of trailers, most of which I doubt I will ever use. Speaking of trailers, with mend it and super glue you can repair and re-use trailers time and time again.
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#11802208 - 08/29/16 07:57 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
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I guess I am now a jig fisherman...my son and I both won 50$ gift certificates for Santone products...used the first certificate on spinner baits and jigs...I have seen jigs consistently produce all my life, just never been interested in fishing them till lately. The funny thing is, several years ago I took a jig only trip ( like a lot of folks say to do to build confidence) and I caught a huge crappie (almost 3lbs).now that I mainly crappie fish I catch a lot of big bass.
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#11802331 - 08/29/16 09:09 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: TroyKing]
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Originally Posted By: TroyKing
I guess I am now a jig fisherman...my son and I both won 50$ gift certificates for Santone products...used the first certificate on spinner baits and jigs...I have seen jigs consistently produce all my life, just never been interested in fishing them till lately. The funny thing is, several years ago I took a jig only trip ( like a lot of folks say to do to build confidence) and I caught a huge crappie (almost 3lbs).now that I mainly crappie fish I catch a lot of big bass.


You are in good shape since Santone is as good of a jig as you can get.
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#11802342 - 08/29/16 09:14 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Registered: 07/06/15
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Loc: Wayland, TX
I fish jigs a LOT. I get mine from Jim Lewis, and they are awesome. He's got colors that you will never see from another company.

He's got a website and a facebook.

www.screwylewylures.com

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#11802378 - 08/29/16 09:32 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
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Loc: Irving
Slade is correct. When you have success with a certain jig, the others just sit in the box. I am a big fan of giving the local guys as much business as possible, but Mike Siebert at Siebert Outdoors makes a jig with the Owner Deep Throat hook that I just can't put down. All of his jigs are made to order - you pick everything. http://www.siebertoutdoors.com/Dredge-Jigs_c6.htm

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#11802388 - 08/29/16 09:40 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
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Loc: NRH, TX
Without assaulting you with brand names... If you wanted one style and weight I'd go with 1/2 oz Flipping jig (arkie style head), just make sure it has a stout hook. Must have colors IMO are Black and Blue, Black Brown & Amber, and Green Pumpkin. Most jigs now days are balanced well enough that a flipping jig will also work pretty decent as a swim jig. thumb
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#11802520 - 08/29/16 10:54 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
catslayer Offline
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Best all around jig for the money are the War Eagle come wire tied and solid hooks and are 1/3 the price of most hand or wire tired jigs

Wrong eagle, edited it, WAR Eagle is my brand of choice


Edited by catslayer (08/29/16 12:06 PM)
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