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#12543378 - 12/19/17 09:24 AM Tungsten jigs
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Do they really make a difference compared to lead?
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#12543387 - 12/19/17 09:29 AM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
Matt1212 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/11
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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")

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#12543395 - 12/19/17 09:32 AM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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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.
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#12543821 - 12/19/17 12:59 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
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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.
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#12545104 - 12/20/17 12:24 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
billclay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
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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.

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#12545106 - 12/20/17 12:26 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Exactly what I was expecting to hear. Thanks
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#12545121 - 12/20/17 12:49 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
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I use them when I need to downsize the jig but not the weight, works great.
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#12545295 - 12/20/17 02:46 PM Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank]
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I think it’s great for rock. Little more clink then lead. Other then that no.
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