Goldy

NLBN Shads and Jig Heads

Rate this topic

223 posts in this topic

13 hours ago, EliasA said:

I’ve bent out nlbn jig heads in the canal before, using the 3oz 5” jig head 

If it makes you feel any better, I’ve had 20 pound fish bend out a 9/0 mustad. It’s because the shank of the hook is so long, gives them leverage, the length of the lever is a force multiplier.  I like shorter shank hooks for jigging with a very tight drag.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

@Pickerel92 horse died centuries ago but 9/0 91715, the 90 degree tinned one in skylines, with measured 25lb of drag with the point against metal didn't bend. it is the strongest mustad jig hook, the BN 9/0 is a lot weaker 

Edited by Snook_Slayr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, clammer said:

DZ    WOW ....      steep for soft plastic  / but to see you talking them up , I,m impressed .

 

       Our well known Blogger   DP     has them as the next best thing to meow meow 

        well that,s   this week ............never seen anyone do about faces as much as him 

 

 best spring ever // then   their gone / then what a week I just had   .. then    iTs 

 Over .then     100# in three days @ the end of Nov .

 Best ever ........... steep price ..........if I could afford it .... which is about what they cost ..... clamworms  will smoke them  all day every day ><><>

 

   

Did you invent your own language?

FYI it’s very hard to read your style. 
 

Have any of you tried the NLBN mullets? They look like they would be a a nice weightless alternative with a nice wide profile. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/20/2022 at 6:54 PM, VanStaalSteve said:

I am continually impressed by these baits particularly the 3”. It is a perfect imitator of the peanut bunker we have streaming by our coast line presently. I’ve done very well with them in the daylight fishery. Used in conjunction with an wooden egg, these lures outfished even guys using small bucktails. The larger 5” Shad is excellent when the lights go out. I’ve done well with both the burple and white colored Shads. They are expensive but last. The pictured 3” on a 3/4 oz. Head caught over 20 bass before a fish finally ripped off the tail. 

7355D805-04C9-41CD-A53A-CFC77407463D.jpeg

Hey Steve. Great nightshift episode! 

 

How long of a leader do you use below your wooden egg?

 

Is 24” about right? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 min ago, EricDice said:

Hey Steve. Great nightshift episode! 

 

How long of a leader do you use below your wooden egg?

 

Is 24” about right? 

Thank you

yes- @24 to 32”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Snook_Slayr said:

@Pickerel92 horse died centuries ago but 9/0 91715, the 90 degree tinned one in skylines, with measured 25lb of drag with the point against metal didn't bend. it is the strongest mustad jig hook, the BN 9/0 is a lot weaker 

I always find it interesting when this point comes up. I'll have to dig around here and put together a test this winter. 

 

I prefer the 2x BN #32824's wider gap to shank length.  Theorize it reduces the possibility you'll have to rely on the point and I haven't opened or bent one yet 7/0-10/0s. As long of a shank as I'll ever use again. Jigs with 91715 and 34184s continue to give me problems. 

 

On my mind after another heartbreaker the other night. 

Screenshot_20221123_122619.jpg.7cf8499a7dc79993eafc901c0fa2b769.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Bait Tailer I use 8/0 91715 as my standard for non tarpon fishing and they bend rarely on big drum, and very rarely on groupers. On tarpon, 8/0 short shank, 9/0-10/0 32824 and 8/0 91715 bend almost every decent fish. The only one that’s stood up for some time is the 9/0 91715. Would be cool to test all those hooks with point into metal to see what force they open up at, I’ve only done the 9/0 91715 as posted earlier

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/22/2022 at 2:01 PM, cow tamer said:

Just tried it and 1/2 oz is listed under tin option.

I just looked and they are available. 
 

They also have Black Friday sale, buy any 3 items and the fourth is free.. Free shipping for orders over $50. I am done with them for the next five years…

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I screwed around with a 5 inch on a 3/4 jighead. Its different. Normally with a 3/4 jighead, I could not reach as far for that size shad from other makers (for those that come without the weight inside). The thickness of the actual shad is a nice weight/size combo. Stable too. Not sure it is an all round or go to shad, but it definitely has a time and place as with most other lures. Now the prices for the tins and shads, that is a different story. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/20/2022 at 2:36 PM, cow tamer said:

What weight head with what size body do you prefer Mike?

I like the 5" with the 1/2oz tin heads..that puts it around 1.5oz - 1.75oz,but the width of the body makes them very buoyant..def worth the price too..they hold up,this 1 has over 80 fish on it in the last 2 outings 

20221126_125252.jpg.cf931724aa5c30a972e2a990fb22e766.jpg20221126_125319.jpg.6c31264efdfc455c1763d39c225fc76b.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 mins ago, m12d78 said:

I like the 5" with the 1/2oz tin heads..that puts it around 1.5oz - 1.75oz,but the width of the body makes them very buoyant..def worth the price too..they hold up,this 1 has over 80 fish on it in the last 2 outings 

20221126_125252.jpg.cf931724aa5c30a972e2a990fb22e766.jpg20221126_125319.jpg.6c31264efdfc455c1763d39c225fc76b.jpg

I like the zip tie idea, does it in any way effect the way it swims?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 mins ago, Mack26 said:

I like the zip tie idea, does it in any way effect the way it swims?

No..just keeps it from getting mangled and pulled off. ..I use the ties on all soft plastic/Jighead  baits 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, m12d78 said:

but the width of the body makes them very buoyant

How does the size make them buoyant if they actually sink?

 

Unlike the other two baits in the pic that are buoyant.

 

14F4C1FE-D294-4DF1-906A-684AF8A65ADA.jpeg

Edited by Inshore

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

3 mins ago, Inshore said:

How does the size make them buoyant if the actually sink?

 

Unlike the other two baits in the pic that are buoyant.

 

14F4C1FE-D294-4DF1-906A-684AF8A65ADA.jpeg

I said they were bouyant meaning for a bait that is presented on a jig head(lead or tin).not floating,for 1.7oz rigged they stay higher in the water than one would suspect for that size/profile

Edited by m12d78

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.