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Hair Jig or Plastic #12796146
06/18/18 04:23 PM
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I have no less than 30 pounds of plastic jigs. All the major brands in about every color you can imagine.
I can't remember the last time I used one.
I have been using 3 different hair jigs from Pappy. The purple passion, white hot and bad shad.
I just can't seem to quit catching fish on the hair jigs.

Is there a time when the plastics work better?

Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12796170
06/18/18 04:35 PM
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IMO, They both work equally well but each has their place and time. I have a good amount of both. I typically use more plastics in the Spring, Summer and Fall when the water is warm and fish are pretty active (most of the time). I tend to use more hair jigs during the winter to get more bites from cold sluggish fish. I also tend to use more hair jigs during the winter due to the way I fish with a jig and bobber. That way I don't have to reel in and fix my plastic jig when I miss a fish across the creek. There have been several occasions where when the fish get finicky in the summer and I switch over to hair jigs, I start catching fish. This has been the case the last few trips.



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Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12796960
06/19/18 01:03 AM
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I fish both. Like you, the hair jigs have been producing much better lately for me. I get mine from Stump Thumper Jigs and just ordered some from MVM Tackle on here. "Neapolitan", Light Blue Splash and a custom color have been the best producers with some others running a close second. I will put plastics on a couple rods and drop them down if the fishing is good and I'm hanging up a lot. Mainly because I don't mind losing those as much as the hand tied. woot





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Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12797078
06/19/18 02:19 AM
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I bet I have about the same amount of plastics if not more. I just started hand tying jigs and I have the bug pretty bad. There is something about catching crappie on a jig that you made that just brings a smile your face. To be honest I think if you put a jig in a crappie face he is going to eat it if he is hungry. I will be the first to admit that jigs catch more fisherman than crappie.

Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12797142
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I do use hair jigs, but the slow fall on a hair jig has been irritating lately with all the wind, so I’ve gone with plastics to get down faster.


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Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12797175
06/19/18 04:14 AM
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I would like to see a picture of that honey jig if possible

Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12797271
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Mostly feather for me...I use hair and plastic on larger more toothy fish.


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Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: fridays86] #12797336
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Originally Posted By: fridays86
I would like to see a picture of that honey jig if possible


I have had a white hot tied on my 11' G-Rod for 3 months. I am using spider wire line. When I hang it up I just pull it loose and bend the hook back. It has caught several hundred fish so far

Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: fridays86] #12797412
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Originally Posted By: fridays86
I would like to see a picture of that honey jig if possible


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Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12798059
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All crappie plastics. I haven't used a plastic in 6months thats how long I've been tying. I use fur now and wouldn't go back


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Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12798728
06/20/18 04:23 AM
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Feathers 10 months out of the year. It's all just personal preference and confidence.

Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12798786
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I like my own hand tied jigs. Nothing more fun than catching crappie on your own creations.




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Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12798899
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Nice crappie BTW! I too like float fishing for crappie and use certain soft plastic designs on light jigs.

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Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12798912
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The thing about plastic vs hair or feather is the versatility of design.
For example, I recently found how good wacky rigged grubs are:


Creature designs catch all species:

Cone tail or Crappie Magnet grubs work anytime any place:


Spike tails work great:

Re: Hair Jig or Plastic [Re: Buff2] #12798925
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You can modify many soft plastics you own to be more effective:


The thin flat tail works at any speed retrieve whereas the curl tail must be moving at a certain speed to move. Give me a straight thin tail any day!


The nice thing about soft plastics on light jigs 1/32-1/8 oz., is that most species of fish bite them, even this large catfish!









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