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 Post subject: Jig Help!!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:17 am 
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Hey fellas, I have never used jigs before but am wanting to learn. My question is about hookset. Whenever you swim or bounce a jig and you feel the bump-bump do you set quick or do you delay a second or two like a plastic worm.

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I've done it both ways with about equal sucess..

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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:29 am 
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when i use the jigX cayuga craw i use a quick hookset. fish that usually bite a jig are big enough to get the whole thing in one gulp.

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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:12 pm 
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My go-to bait and about the hookset "he who hesitates is lost"i fish 15lb p-line in clear blue so i can see it because sometimes all you may see is the line move an inch or two or just jump as it falls.


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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:07 am 
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im not too good at jigs either. :angry: :angry: do you guys prefer a small jig or a big one? not the weight but the profile, like a finesse type or like them big poofy mop jigs? the mop jigs feel like a wad of grass on the end of the line :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:41 am 
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i'll get some flack for this but i use a 1/4 oz 95% of the time. I don't like the skirts that act like a spinnerbait skirt and lay flat i only use round rubber skirts and control my fall with the size chunk i use and the round rubber spreads out each time it is moved and stopped. All jigs will work but it is very important you have the weed guard length correct and the hook is strong and sharp. I will use a big profile jig in deep water but you won't find me there often just ain't my style. But to sum up your ? small profile in deep clear water (keowee and lakes like that and larger profile in water that ain't so clear is a general rule but can work either way sometimes hope this helps


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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:58 pm 
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thanks for the info :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: i have caught a few on a small jig but when it comes to the big ones i have trouble feeling the bite, if i even had one. never caught no big ones on the jig prolly because i cant fish the big one. :lol: :lol: :lol: practice makes perfect though :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:09 pm 
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The profile of the bait is whatever you feel comfortable with but with the bigger profile jigs you wont get many small bites the ones you get will be good solid fish. On the hookset issue if you are using a half once jig or bigger you better set quick because when you feel it they will have it because they will be good ones and they will get the bait in one gulp. That is a good size chunk of led and it dont take them long to realize that it is not real because nothing they naturally eat has a body as hard as the head of a jig. It is like me and you biting into a steak and it has a bb or a small rock in it we will know right away and then know something is not right. So quick sets with the jig and you will usually have better hook up ratios becasue the second thump you feel will be the big one spitting out your bait

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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
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Set the hook fast :thumbs_up: ----------I always try to set the hook,about 1 second before I feel the thump :shock: :mrgreen: sometimes my partner says I take it away from em' before they can chew :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
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haha ive heard if you have a gloomis rod you can feel them smell it first :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:30 am 
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haha ive heard if you have a gloomis rod you can feel them smell it first


You should try one of my rods...


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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
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At one time I used to worry about setting the hook fast...but think about when you're practicing for a tourny and you get bit on a jig...you let the fish swim and swim.....and swin some more sometimes all the way back to the ramp :-D ...now I take my time and they get caught...but then again I'm using a Shooter Jig so I guess I have an advantage over others :wink:

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yea if you use ALX rods you dont even have to tie a bait on. The fish see the rod & just jump in your livewell..lol

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 Post subject: Re: Jig Help!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:43 am 
Mike's been working with the shop doors closed again...

You gotta air out those fumes occasionally man...


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nope the heat is on & its too cold to open the doors..lol

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