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Z-Man Fishing Weedless Eye Jighead Lures 1/8 oz #13350625 11/23/19 04:46 PM
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Is this Z-Man weedless jig head 1/8 oz suitable for wacky rigging
or is the strong hook too thick for wacky style baits?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GQG4P5Z/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=A3DBICOCBXYMJ3&th=1

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Re: Z-Man Fishing Weedless Eye Jighead Lures 1/8 oz [Re: befuddled] #13350687 11/23/19 05:48 PM
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I wouldn't use a jig head for a wacky rig. sure it would work, but i could think of much lighter, more realistic and less expensive ways that would be more effective.


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Re: Z-Man Fishing Weedless Eye Jighead Lures 1/8 oz [Re: befuddled] #13351046 11/24/19 02:57 AM
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Normally you wouldn't need a heavy wire hook for wacky rigging a trick worm or Senko-type bait. I typically throw a wacky rig weightless unless I am targeting suspended fish in deeper or if the wind is really blowing. In those cases I might use a light jig head. I like this one the best.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_G-Finesse_Series_Wacky_Jig_Head_3pk/descpage-SJW.html

This one looks promising too.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Berkley_Fusion19_Weighted_Wacky_Head_5pk/descpage-WTW.html

Like David said, the Z-Man jig head would probably work but that particular jig head is best suited for small soft plastic swim baits. That's why it has the keeper barbs on the collar. Hope this helps.


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Re: Z-Man Fishing Weedless Eye Jighead Lures 1/8 oz [Re: befuddled] #13351068 11/24/19 03:45 AM
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Here is another good one if you feel like you need a heavier hook. This one is made specifically for wacky-rigging a soft stick bait like the others in my post above.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Revenge_Flippin_Wackers_3pk/descpage-RFWH.html

Re: Z-Man Fishing Weedless Eye Jighead Lures 1/8 oz [Re: Ken A.] #13351150 11/24/19 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Ken A.
Normally you wouldn't need a heavy wire hook for wacky rigging a trick worm or Senko-type bait. I typically throw a wacky rig weightless unless I am targeting suspended fish in deeper or if the wind is really blowing. In those cases I might use a light jig head. I like this one the best.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_G-Finesse_Series_Wacky_Jig_Head_3pk/descpage-SJW.html

This one looks promising too.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Berkley_Fusion19_Weighted_Wacky_Head_5pk/descpage-WTW.html

Like David said, the Z-Man jig head would probably work but that particular jig head is best suited for small soft plastic swim baits. That's why it has the keeper barbs on the collar. Hope this helps.



That Gamakatsu looks promising.

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