Favourite Jigs

Hey guys,

I'd like to hear everyones favourite jigs between 100-300g for species such as tuna, mackerel, cobia, various snapper & other. Looking to build up my jig collection but with hundreds of options it's pretty hard to choose the right ones IMO. Am also pretty new to the jigging scene so any comments will be appreciated. Will be jigging in 20-80m of water if this helps.

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Any of the smith jigs for

Tue, 2008-12-09 14:08

Any of the smith jigs for me, favourite for pelagics. especially the CB. Masamune in 155g. Carnt bet a marlin on jig!!!!!
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love the marlin!

Tue, 2008-12-09 14:14

Cheers DOUSH. That marlin is a great capture on jig! What depth you get him @?

 

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I dont have a favourite but

Tue, 2008-12-09 17:40

I dont have a favourite but for most of the jigging I do here, Smith is my favourite follow by OK hooker style jigs which is a copy of the original Seven Seas jigs. They're my goto jigs.

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Whats the smallest jig

Tue, 2008-12-09 21:50

Whats the smallest jig available? im lookign for a 'maria'? correct me if im wrong in about the 30g range i think. I have troubles finding small ones 

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I know campbells stock the

Tue, 2008-12-09 22:45

I know campbells stock the maria.

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jigs

Wed, 2008-12-10 04:44

Damien,
I've tried so many approaches to try and answer this question, but each time I think my answer drags on too long it loses its value.

I think you will find that people will prefer what is readily available to them, and what they then become familiar with. My advise to you is to go out and get some widely known reputable jigs, maybe just 3 types instead of many, and familiarize yourself very well with them. Once you have become very confident, worked out how to specifically use them, and are getting results, maybe add another 2 to your mental catalogue, and slowly build on. Don't spread yourself too wide and try and grab 1 of everything on the market. This usually ends up in the angler not knowing anything in particular about any jig.

Notice I'm hesitant to list any particular models - it all depends on area, target species and occasionally even down to the rod to suit it.

Hope that sort of helps

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Cheers Kasey

Wed, 2008-12-10 07:29

very helpfull. Will stick to a few brands, or even a couple to start with.

 

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you guys missed out

Wed, 2008-12-10 08:16

you guys missed out yesterday, at that price honsu me and munners could all have bought brand new stellas with the jigs we lost yesterday. Not one sambo in the boat, too big, and too many sharks!!

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Off topic question re: Leader

Wed, 2008-12-10 08:18

What sorta leader do you jiggers out there use? I know leader - swivel - split ring - solid ring/assist hook - jig but around what BS for the leader? wire or mono? How often will a fish bite you off if using mono?

 

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Since you intend on

Wed, 2008-12-10 11:27

Since you intend on targeting mackerel be prepared to lose heaps of jigs unless you put some kind of wire between you're leader and swivel and also have a wire assist.

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Lost a few have ya Jay? What

Wed, 2008-12-10 12:10

Lost a few have ya Jay? What lb wire have you found works best? oh and i guess i will need to buy some jig hooks, can you point me in the right direction?

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Oh yeah, lost heaps. Even

Wed, 2008-12-10 12:16

Oh yeah, lost heaps. Even when you're not targeting them they have a habit of showing up and making off with your jigs.

Can't remember what wire I've been using I'll have to check up on that. I do prefer multi-strand though, it's more flexible and I think it affects the action less.

It's also worth noting that the use of wire will considerably affect your hookup rate (particularly if you use wire between your leader/swivel).

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Thnx Jay, Yep, considered

Wed, 2008-12-10 12:39

Thnx Jay,

Yep, considered wire would affect hookup rate and strikes, better than losing a jig IMO Laughing. Does 80lb sound allright? and also what lb mono leader do you usually use when the teeth arn't around?

 

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When the teeth aren't around

Wed, 2008-12-10 12:49

When the teeth aren't around I normally use 80-100lb mono leader.

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Hooker jigs

Fri, 2008-12-12 20:24

like Honsu said are awesom....but now expensive....

Agree with KC .....buy a couple and try them out....master the rod work that suits the style of jig best.....

type/action of rod does need considering.

sambos like long jigs.....

demersals like butterfly jigs.....

 

I like Seven Seas, Fishermen, Evergreen Caprice, Mango studio, Zest......all for different reasons.....

 

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Here is a link to a previous

Tue, 2008-12-16 13:49

Here is a link to a previous thread that might be of interest

http://fishwrecked.com/node/2506

Cheers Steve