Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Etex99, JHuchowski, Fisherdan5, LiL Mutt, stinger195
103103 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 83631
hopalong 74925
Pilothawk 73774
JDavis7873® 67378
John175 ® 60895
FattyMcButterpants 60586
Tritonman 57163
Derek 56809
SkeeterRonnie 52559
LoneStarSon® 52400
facebook
Forum Stats
103103 Members
61 Forums
864264 Topics
11343672 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11801995 - 08/28/16 10:45 PM Let's talk jigs..
dreamweaver96 Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/02/16
Posts: 104
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

Top
#11802018 - 08/28/16 11:28 PM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Doug R. Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8190
Loc: Cowboy Nation
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.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Only way I would be out in this cold is if I was in a coffin. Not trying to offend anyone, but if you get out in this weather to fish you're dumber than a fence post. .

Top
#11802028 - 08/28/16 11:49 PM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Nathan_Flovin Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 182
Loc: Plano, Texas
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.
_________________________
Plano Wildcats HS Bass Team president/founder
www.lftlures.com
www.rodsox.com
www.duckettfishing.com

Top
#11802052 - 08/29/16 02:40 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2105
Loc: Arlington
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.

Top
#11802113 - 08/29/16 06:31 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Cast Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 5061
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I have jigs by the hundredweight. Can't resist them. Come see me, I'll give you a hand full.
_________________________
Cast



Top
#11802130 - 08/29/16 06:54 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3242
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
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.
_________________________
Daiwa
Megabass
Lews



Top
#11802164 - 08/29/16 07:29 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
rbspots Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 150
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)

Top
#11802171 - 08/29/16 07:39 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
TroyKing Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 799
Loc: Carthage Tx
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.
_________________________
The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?

Top
#11802174 - 08/29/16 07:41 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Slade Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1302
Loc: Irving, TX
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.
_________________________

PB 10.58 Joe Pool


Top
#11802208 - 08/29/16 07:57 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
TroyKing Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 799
Loc: Carthage Tx
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.
_________________________
The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?

Top
#11802331 - 08/29/16 09:09 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: TroyKing]
TBassYates Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/21/01
Posts: 6147
Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
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.
_________________________

Top
#11802342 - 08/29/16 09:14 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
LinkLowrance Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 242
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

Top
#11802378 - 08/29/16 09:32 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Big Swimbait Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 405
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

Top
#11802388 - 08/29/16 09:40 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
buda13 Offline


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 16567
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
_________________________




Top
#11802520 - 08/29/16 10:54 AM Re: Let's talk jigs.. [Re: dreamweaver96]
catslayer Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3375
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)
_________________________
"I'll never mess with bee's or wasp anymore, and I'll never gig another beaver..." words from a man who learned things the hard way.
http://asubassanglers.weebly.com/

Bass Anglers at Angelo State University on facebook

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide