Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Robere, Eldorado, SteveWC, Tickle, Stephen Brocious
107985 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 88590
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 76386
John175® 67548
JDavis7873® 67390
FattyMcButterpants 60868
Derek 🐝 60239
Tritonman 57988
LoneStarSon® 54394
SkeeterRonnie 53365
facebook
Forum Stats
107985 Members
60 Forums
810830 Topics
10269362 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12543378 - 12/19/17 09:24 AM Tungsten jigs
Frank the Tank Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 22577
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Do they really make a difference compared to lead?
_________________________
sinner..... saved by grace I don't deserve
Team McRib Jr. Field Staff
Talon Fishing - high quality, hand made lures
2 SAL’s and counting

Top
#12543387 - 12/19/17 09:29 AM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
Matt1212 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/16/11
Posts: 810
Loc: Pauls Valley, ok
I was given one and the feel is better(just like bullet weights). I wouldn't see much of an advantage unless you are fishing rock(which lead generally is easier to get "un-hung")

Top
#12543395 - 12/19/17 09:32 AM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4339
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
For the extra price, no. I've used them in the past and while they do transmit better, I don't see a significant difference. If you have a sensitive rod and you use braid or fluorocarbon then a lead jig should be plenty sensitive enough.
_________________________
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

Top
#12543821 - 12/19/17 12:59 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
B.Hollingshead Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 2023
Loc: ft.worth
Most your jig bites are not soft enough to have to use tungsten. Most your jig bites are very noticeable most occasions. Not worth the cost difference.
_________________________
Branden Hollingshead

32-DD's and counting

Top
#12545104 - 12/20/17 12:24 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
billclay Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 850
Loc: Upstate NY (Lived In TX)
I don't think so. A good rod and the right line are the most important. There is also not a large selection of tungsten jigs on the market, and a lot of them are very expensive. Lead is still the way to go for jigs because tungsten just doesn't really have any significant advantages.

Top
#12545106 - 12/20/17 12:26 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
Frank the Tank Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 22577
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Exactly what I was expecting to hear. Thanks
_________________________
sinner..... saved by grace I don't deserve
Team McRib Jr. Field Staff
Talon Fishing - high quality, hand made lures
2 SAL’s and counting

Top
#12545121 - 12/20/17 12:49 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
senko9S Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22877
Loc: Bedford, TX
I use them when I need to downsize the jig but not the weight, works great.
_________________________
David Short




Top
#12545295 - 12/20/17 02:46 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
Im RICK JAMES Online   happy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 1153
Loc: All over
I think it’s great for rock. Little more clink then lead. Other then that no.
_________________________
Fully sponsored by my mom

Top



© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide