Wheeler

Favorite light (1/16) swim jighead?

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On 9/14/2018 at 9:07 PM, TJones said:

You could check out the new dobyns swimbait heads... they have a longer shank hook, but I’m not sure if they go down to 1/16 oz. they hold s bait really well though.

 

I do like the berkley half heads, for the money. The 1/16 oz has a size 1 hook which is smallish, if your fishing a thick bodied bait though. 

 

Looks like 1/8 is the lightest for the dobyns.

 

I did pick up some of the berkley half-heads. They look like a less-expensive knock-off of the Ned Rigs (which I like). You use these for swim baits too? Probably not much of a difference, but I guess I think of them more for bottom jigging a floating Ned plastic?

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2 hours ago, Wheeler said:

 

Looks like 1/8 is the lightest for the dobyns.

 

I did pick up some of the berkley half-heads. They look like a less-expensive knock-off of the Ned Rigs (which I like). You use these for swim baits too? Probably not much of a difference, but I guess I think of them more for bottom jigging a floating Ned plastic?

They work well for the smaller swimbaits (impacts, easy shiner, etc) yessir... :th:

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How do you guys usually determine what weight you're gonna use when using a jig or a bucktail? I guess I'm trying to figure out how weight affects presentation here. For example, there's a hole upstream, I'm fishing from the bank like I always do, I choose the lightest jig head I have that'll let me cast that far (or near). But that makes me wonder, why not just the 1/2 oz all the time. One thing I can think of is it just makes too big of a splash sometimes and I wonder if that spooks the fish. 

 

I'm trying to learn and am wondering what you guys think about when selecting what weight you're gonna use. 

 

I don't really vertical fish with jig heads but investigate cover using swim baits i guess.

 

Anyway, thanks for this post, i thought it was useful.

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For me this year, I've been concentrating more on presentation and what fish want and where are they looking for it in the water column.  I would like to hear the opinions of others but I'm more focused on where I'm getting bit and I'll switch up jig sizes and weights accordingly.  For me, recently I'm catching more if the bait is around the bottom so I I'm adjusting weights until I'm starting to feel it without getting constantly hung up.  With the rains around here and higher conditions, I was out the other day and I was over them.  After I moved from a 1/8 to 3/16, it made all of the difference to start catching.  Don't be afraid to keep trying until you find what works for your situation.

 

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5 hours ago, mdeppen said:

By the way Toby J, I did pick up some berkley half heads and do like them.  Thanks for the advice!

 

 

You bet! Glad they are working for u also... my favorite bang for the buck jigheads.

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