jigs advise

 Hi all over the last few months ive switched to soft plastics for demersables and been getting good results with the abrolis paddles ect. Im wondering if anyone can give a bit of advice on what there getting results on with metal slow jigs for demersables  in the south west. Ive got a small selection from local tackel shops from what they advised but havnt had much luck and put a few hours in on them on spot I know theres fish.

Bit of advice on weights and depths that work ok if people add flash ecters ect to there asit hooks, I know thetes heaps up on the webb already but nothin like local advice cheers in advance for any help.


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Vexed

Sat, 2017-03-18 15:19

 Have had great results in the southwest and south coast this season on the vexed dhu drop in blue green and the abrolhos free fall in blue pink 

I dont use any flasher or teasers on the assists and depending on the conditions I try and keep the jig weights to no more than 150 gram .

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The next time i see that jig will be in the mouth of something big !!

 

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Keep it vertical.

Sat, 2017-03-18 15:41

 Always use as light a jig as you can, making sure you're jigging is kept as vertical as possible. Use a sea anchor to slow your drift, or better still, a lecky motor with the "spot lock" function. It also helps to use line especially designed for jigging, as this is considerably thinner than normal braid of the same breaking strain, so creates less drag in the water.

Can't speak for the SW, but in metro and midwest I've had success on silver/pink, plain silver, blue/yellow, purple/white....and both cheapies and flash ones do the job. Again, I reckon getting the weight matched to the conditions (drift speed) is the most critical thing.

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keeping it verticle

Sat, 2017-03-18 17:30

does that apply for plastics as well? haven't done too much jigging of any kind myself

 

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Vertical for placcys....

Sun, 2017-03-19 17:46

 ...not an expert here, I normally use placcys no deeper than 20m, and I'm sure others with more experience can better direct you.

Having said that, I'd guess vertical is better for them as well, simply because you can impart more rod action/lure movement straight up and down, plus it's easier to maintain contact with the bottom.

 

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+1 for the vexed dhu drop but

Sat, 2017-03-18 15:44

+1 for the vexed dhu drop but in the black and fluro 80 to 130 gram.

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 Thanks for the coments went

Sat, 2017-03-18 17:08

 Thanks for the coments went pretty wide yesterday and found some solid ground had no luck on metal jigs but.. gonna top the old tackel box up with some shiny new jigs so was lookin to see whats been working. Ive been using a eupro pe3 rod with ocea ex8 pe 1.5  braid (27lb test) thats been sweet with plastic jigging so if few more different jiggs dont work it must be me!

Ive herd of electric motors before to help with drifting but didnt know about the spot lock function. Ill look into it  I recon it would be pritty handy, Id be guessing you would also need some sort of auto pilot? Ive been using a large sea anchor that keeps it to about 0.5knts Ive definatly noticed lack of action on to fast a drift. thanks again

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Definitely using the right line...

Sun, 2017-03-19 17:54

 ...Ocea is the ducks nuts, I'd use it myself if I could afford it! Anyway, it sounds like you're going in the right direction...sometimes they just won't go a jig, just like sometimes they won't go for bait. Just gotta persist!

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 Thanks for the coments went

Sat, 2017-03-18 17:08

 Thanks for the coments went pretty wide yesterday and found some solid ground had no luck on metal jigs but.. gonna top the old tackel box up with some shiny new jigs so was lookin to see whats been working. Ive been using a eupro pe3 rod with ocea ex8 pe 1.5  braid (27lb test) thats been sweet with plastic jigging so if few more different jiggs dont work it must be me!

Ive herd of electric motors before to help with drifting but didnt know about the spot lock function. Ill look into it  I recon it would be pritty handy, Id be guessing you would also need some sort of auto pilot? Ive been using a large sea anchor that keeps it to about 0.5knts Ive definatly noticed lack of action on to fast a drift. thanks again

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 Ive found the best tip is to

Sun, 2017-03-19 17:01
  1.  Ive found the best tip is to keep changing jigs and actions till u get a hit. Some days a speed jig will get a hit other days they like it on the fall, other days they will hit a jig totally still. Some days its green some days its blue and pink. But ideally use the lightest jig u can. Ive used 100gram in 180m before. But rarely use heavier than 120gram in up to 60m. Some days a $5 jig will outfish any others. Having a good range of jis will help.