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Braid pulling through the eye of jig head #13723055 10/07/20 03:56 PM
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What can one do too keep braid from pulling out of the opening of the eye of a jig head when using a loop knot? I have tried using super glue with limited success. I can not find jig heads with the eye completely closed.

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Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: tmcdet] #13723150 10/07/20 05:24 PM
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Use pliers to close the gap or use mono. Mono has no problems at all with this.

Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: tmcdet] #13723235 10/07/20 07:06 PM
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Tip your braid with fluorocarbon-no loss in sensitivity and will avoid the knot issue.


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Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: tmcdet] #13723819 10/08/20 04:42 AM
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I've had very limited success with pinching the eye closed. Using a mono or fluorocarbon leader is best

Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: tmcdet] #13723956 10/08/20 12:53 PM
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Tie a double polymer knot. Polymer might be spelled wrong.

Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: tmcdet] #13724012 10/08/20 01:40 PM
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I used to have this problem as well...so I started running my braid through the jig eye twice, and then finish the knot. Have not had any problems since.


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Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: Duck_Jerky] #13724130 10/08/20 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Duck_Jerky
I used to have this problem as well...so I started running my braid through the jig eye twice, and then finish the knot. Have not had any problems since.


Good idea and tip Brian. Are you still using a loop knot then?


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Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: ThaDudeAbides] #13724167 10/08/20 03:52 PM
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I used to have this problem as well...so I started running my braid through the jig eye twice, and then finish the knot. Have not had any problems since.


Good idea and tip Brian. Are you still using a loop knot then?


With the use of Livescope over the past year, I do not tie many loop knots anymore...and the fish don't seem to mind smirk


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Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: tmcdet] #13724292 10/08/20 05:24 PM
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Go up in size on your braid or use a piece of mono and tie a knot then clip both tag ends short. Then tie on your braid making sure to keep the mono knot to the gap side of the eye. That’s how I’ve been doing it. When my bulk spool of 15 pound runs out I’m gonna try 20.


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Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: tmcdet] #13724407 10/08/20 06:59 PM
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I too use the extra pass through the eye and use a loop knot. I haven't had issues, using 10 lb braid most of the time.

Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: flogORfish] #13725348 10/09/20 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by flogORfish
I too use the extra pass through the eye and use a loop knot. I haven't had issues, using 10 lb braid most of the time.

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Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: tmcdet] #13725486 10/09/20 07:40 PM
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This or Paloma's is all you need! Crappie don't care, won't loose anymore jig heads, Plus it works as a Strike Indicator! Knot will be pulled too the front of the jig where they nip the tail and you never feel it hooked


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Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: Magged Out] #13730381 10/14/20 02:36 AM
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Thanks for the tips everyone. I am going to try them all and see which one is best for me.

Re: Braid pulling through the eye of jig head [Re: tmcdet] #13735794 10/19/20 02:14 PM
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Use a flouro leader. Make your leader roughly the length of your rod, and tie it with an FG knot. The FG knot is among the strongest possible knots for a leader, and it is definitely has the most slim profile among any leader knots. No issues whatsoever of the FG traveling through your eyelets.


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