texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Down two one, 22fisherman, HarrySon, Zog, kiwifisherman
115186 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 101,682
hopalong 95,994
Pilothawk 80,806
John175☮ 78,902
Bigbob_FTW 73,026
JDavis7873 67,402
Derek 🐝 66,428
Mark Perry 62,571
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,146,194
Posts15,666,406
Members140,186
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Jig on braid #13845113 01/13/21 09:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 403
F
fishrdude Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 403
How many here tie a jig straight on braid with no leader?

Wet Rooster Jigs Fishing Super Store
Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845117 01/13/21 09:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 15,181
F
fishin'aholic2 Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
F
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 15,181
Crappie are not line shy. Tying straight to the jig is no issue

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845143 01/13/21 09:50 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 61,537
banker-always fishing Offline
Super Freak
Offline
Super Freak
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 61,537
I do not use braid and I have always tied my jigs direct to my line. thumb


[Linked Image][Linked Image]

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

Sinner's Prayer. God forgive me a sinner. I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior !
Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845189 01/13/21 10:28 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 9,175
BigDozer66 Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 9,175
No problems. thumb


2016 Ranger RT188 Charcoal Metallic Dual Console
2017 Yamaha 115 VMAX SHO (VF115LA) SS Prop
Minn Kota Ultrex i-Pilot Link 45" 80 lb.
Humminbird Helix 10 Mega SI BalZout Console
Humminbird Helix 10 Mega SI BBT Bow Mount
Trick Step

[Linked Image]
Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845260 01/13/21 11:20 PM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 181
S
sticknstring Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
S
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 181
this is how i jigfish for crappie all the time

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845292 01/13/21 11:45 PM
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 338
ThaDudeAbides Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 338
The only issue is braid is thinner than comparable mono. So if you use 12 lb braid, it may be the diameter of 4 lb mono. some cheaper jig heads will slid through the eye if you use a loop knot. quality jigs and this is no issue.


**My 2021 Goal is to fish my first crappie tourney!** Send me your advice....

1997 Nitro Savage 896, 200 HP Mercury EFI, Garmin Force, Garmin GPSMAP 1022 w/ Livescope, Garmin 93sv UHD (x2)
Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13845817 01/14/21 02:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 177
Whaler-170 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 177
No problems here with 20 pound hi-viz sufix.

Re: Jig on braid [Re: ThaDudeAbides] #13845832 01/14/21 02:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 402
ACES82 Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 402
Originally Posted by ThaDudeAbides
The only issue is braid is thinner than comparable mono. So if you use 12 lb braid, it may be the diameter of 4 lb mono. some cheaper jig heads will slid through the eye if you use a loop knot. quality jigs and this is no issue.


I second this. Lost a few due to the loop knot sliding out through the gap. Started squeezing the eyes shut on my jigheads. I use braid on my jigging rods and tie directly to the jig.


Never Outsmart Common Sense.
Re: Jig on braid [Re: BigDozer66] #13846016 01/14/21 03:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,063
L
Lazy Ike Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
L
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,063
Originally Posted by BigDozer66
No problems. thumb

cheers Using 20# power pro,tired of memory with mono on spinning reel.

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13846244 01/14/21 06:41 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 403
F
fishrdude Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 403
Thanks for the info!

Re: Jig on braid [Re: Lazy Ike] #13846308 01/14/21 07:35 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 402
ACES82 Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 402
Originally Posted by Lazy Ike
Originally Posted by BigDozer66
No problems. thumb

cheers Using 20# power pro,tired of memory with mono on spinning reel.


Same stuff i use!


Never Outsmart Common Sense.
Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13846489 01/14/21 10:15 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,413
R
rickt300 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
R
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,413
Well heck I'm running some 8 year old Eagle claw 10# test mono (not on the reel for 8 years). very light colored. I have been adding 3 foot of 6# test fluorocarbon to make my line less visible. I do catch fish.

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13846973 01/15/21 01:11 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,614
R
RODS454 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
R
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,614
PowerPro Super8Slick 15lb no leader for me. I will be going up to 20lb next spool because of issue with pulling thru gap in jig eye, as stated above.


"I'd rather be fishing!"




Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13847141 01/15/21 02:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 409
S
SenkoSam Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
S
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 409
Use 8# test/ 2# diameter KastKing braid tied directly to jig. Excellent casting, strike detection and hook sets even using 1/24 oz jigs + plastics.
To save on buying more braid I load more than half the reel with some other line (mono, braid I don't like) and the rest with a braid length of over a casting distance.

Re: Jig on braid [Re: fishrdude] #13849696 01/17/21 04:41 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 29
jimfle Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 29
i use 12lb. fire line tied direct and don't have any problems.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3