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#11867609 - 10/06/16 10:50 AM Jig fishing???
topwater sniper Offline

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 48
Hi, I've never fished with a jig before. I have 2 the hook up to strike ratio ok? And is the weedless nature of the hook effective?

#11867636 - 10/06/16 11:05 AM Re: Jig fishing??? [Re: topwater sniper]
BigBassB Offline

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 347
Loc: Van Alstyne
The hookup ratio is great if you learn to be patient and reel down the slack before setting the hook to avoid blowing their mouth open. The weedless nature doesn't make the hookup any less effective, just set the hook hard and you'll be fine.
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#11867665 - 10/06/16 11:14 AM Re: Jig fishing??? [Re: topwater sniper]
etexbasser Offline

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 466
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
The hook up ratio is one of the main reasons I use a jig so much, that and jigs just flat catch fish.
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But mostly I'm happy.
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#11867708 - 10/06/16 11:40 AM Re: Jig fishing??? [Re: topwater sniper]
SKEETER_MAN_225 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/25/07
Posts: 3297
Hook up ratio is great. I throw a jig about 90% of the time.
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#11867816 - 10/06/16 12:54 PM Re: Jig fishing??? [Re: topwater sniper]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4222
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
The hookup ratio is pretty good on a jig. The weedguard on a jig isn't really in the way. And yes, the weedguard definitely helps prevent snags.
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#11867845 - 10/06/16 01:14 PM Re: Jig fishing??? [Re: topwater sniper]
Hoghunter36 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 537
Loc: Burleson ,TX
Like all techniques jig fishing takes some learning but once you get experienced with it is one of the most universal techniques. You can catch fish shallow, deep, or suspended. And you can fish it fast ,slow or anywhere in between. Learn it you'll be glad you did.

#11868069 - 10/06/16 03:38 PM Re: Jig fishing??? [Re: topwater sniper]
topwater sniper Offline

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 48
Thanks guys...thats what I needed to hear...I'm gonna make a franken frog, part jig, part wood, part soft plastic...all fused together for a FRANKENFROG!!!

#11868171 - 10/06/16 04:31 PM Re: Jig fishing??? [Re: topwater sniper]
DeepEastTXFishing Offline

Registered: 09/29/16
Posts: 35
One thing that a lot of people get caught up on is the many different types of jigs and trying to figure out which one to use. You can do many different techniques with one such as a swim jig, just stick with one and try different techniques with it.

Edited by DeepEastTXFishing (10/06/16 04:32 PM)


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