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Tungsten jigs #12543378
12/19/17 03:24 PM
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Do they really make a difference compared to lead?


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Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank] #12543387
12/19/17 03:29 PM
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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")

Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank] #12543395
12/19/17 03:32 PM
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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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Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank] #12543821
12/19/17 06:59 PM
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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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Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank] #12545104
12/20/17 06:24 PM
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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.

Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank] #12545106
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Exactly what I was expecting to hear. Thanks


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Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank] #12545121
12/20/17 06:49 PM
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I use them when I need to downsize the jig but not the weight, works great.


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Re: Tungsten jigs [Re: Frank the Tank] #12545295
12/20/17 08:46 PM
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I think it’s great for rock. Little more clink then lead. Other then that no.


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