rigging jigs

Hello, been reading up on the best way to rig up knife jigs but just getting myself tied up in knots (excuse the pun).

I was planning to rig up as below, if you can understand my crap diagram. I like the idea of rigging all my jigs at home to the point shown in the bottom picture so I dont have to worry about tying knots etc when out fishing (its not my strong point). Similar idea behind using a snap swivel (or similar), quick change of jigs, less messing about. I will probably have a wind on leader attached to my braid as I might use the reel for trolling occasionally. I was told to avoid attching the jig directly to the snap swivel.

So, does this look reasonable or does anyone see problems? Is it better to ditch the wind on leader, and tie the braid directly to snap swivel? If so, what knot?

 

Appreciate any pointers!! Also if anyone has any pics to throw that would be great as well.

 

 

Image Upload: 

Goodz's picture

Posts: 2326

Date Joined: 20/07/09

I would go the wind one

Sun, 2013-02-17 20:13

I would go the wind on leader but to that just tie a good quality swivel (ball bearing preferred) and the attached a split ring to the swivel. Now you can attach you jig and assist hook (that has a solid ring) to the split ring. Changing jigs or assists is then easy with a pair of split ring pliers. No need to be tying any more knots unless you loose the wind on leader. Hope that makes sense.

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

robert1979's picture

Posts: 210

Date Joined: 13/05/12

Ok Thanks, that's a lot

Sun, 2013-02-17 20:23

Ok Thanks, that's a lot simpler! Is it best to avoid using snap swivels? I heard they can open up with a heavy strike.

 

Also do mean connect the split ring (on the leader) to the solid ring on the assist hook? (i.e. not the split ring joining the assist to the jig).

 

Cheers

Goodz's picture

Posts: 2326

Date Joined: 20/07/09

Yeah I would never use a snap

Sun, 2013-02-17 20:52

Yeah I would never use a snap swivel for jigging... you put a lot of pressure on the connections and would hate to have one pull out on a big hook up. Just better to have the strongest connection possible I think.

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

robert1979's picture

Posts: 210

Date Joined: 13/05/12

cool, thanks mate!

Sun, 2013-02-17 20:54

cool, thanks mate!

Uluabuster's picture

Posts: 703

Date Joined: 12/12/10

Some fish may strike and hit

Mon, 2013-02-18 12:22

Some fish may strike and hit the snap instead, thereby opening it. Best to use a split ring...imo.

dkonig82's picture

Posts: 2089

Date Joined: 06/07/10

+1 on the splitring, I do

Mon, 2013-02-18 12:45

+1 on the splitring, I do mine as per Goodz's pic

____________________________________________________________________________

When asked by a non-fisherman 'how many fishing rods do you really need?' the correct answer is either:

n+1 (where n is the number of fishing rods you currently own); or

n-1 (where n is the number of fishing rods which would cause your significant other to dump you. 

Posts: 9358

Date Joined: 21/02/08

Snaps just can't handle the

Mon, 2013-02-18 12:47

Snaps just can't handle the repeated mechanical action, just don't use one. Goodz's pic is clear enough.

____________________________________________________________________________

robert1979's picture

Posts: 210

Date Joined: 13/05/12

I thought dealing with the

Mon, 2013-02-18 22:18

I thought dealing with the split rings would be a hassle but got some split ring pliers today and had a go, pretty easy to attach/remove. So going with Goodz approach!

Oceanside Tackle's picture

Posts: 2803

Date Joined: 23/07/09

Jig attachment

Tue, 2013-02-19 09:04

Hi Robert,

The picture that Goodz has shown is the best way to connect and rig all jigs. It allows best movement and strength and how we show customers instore how to rig up jigs.

____________________________________________________________________________

Oceanside Team - Specializing in Jigging for demersal, Super Deep Fishing and Cockburn Sound Pink Snapper.

Don't forget to ~ Like us on Facebook ~ 

Phone #(08) 9337 5682 - Shop 4/364 South Street O'Connor - OPEN 7 Days