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cub48
12-19-2010, 07:39 AM
I am just wanting to know if anyone has a way of keeping your plastics on your jigs. I am dockshooting and after you catch a fish or hangup the plastic starts to drop down. I have the jig with the barb. I have heard of some using super glue. But it has a smell to it don,t this run the fish away. I though of putting an small o ring and try it. Any help would be great Cub48

fishingpox
12-19-2010, 07:52 AM
A dab of super glue

FTBLFAN
12-19-2010, 08:46 AM
+100

rocket rich
12-19-2010, 08:52 AM
i use soft bait glue it's great but a little pricey

CrappiePappy
12-19-2010, 08:56 AM
I am just wanting to know if anyone has a way of keeping your plastics on your jigs. I am dockshooting and after you catch a fish or hangup the plastic starts to drop down. I have the jig with the barb. I have heard of some using super glue. But it has a smell to it don,t this run the fish away. I though of putting an small o ring and try it. Any help would be great Cub48

Cub ... I used to have the same problem, back when I was mainly using hollow tubes. I used Super Glue Gel for some time, and caught fish right on. I switched to solid body tubes, and there hasn't been a problem with the tube slipping down, since .... and no need for glue. I've never had a problem with Panfish Assassins, either ... which is what I use for dockshooting (over 50% of the time). You have to catch quite a few fish, or get free from snags quite a few times, before the solid body plastics get tore up enough to have to be replaced. At least that's been my experience.

... cp

PBUG2009
12-19-2010, 09:36 AM
Im having a mold custom made right now that has screw loc on it...So when you run your grub up the hoook just before it get to the lead you screw the loc into the head of the grub....some say it adds 35% more life to the grub before you have to change the worm...It will be availible in 1/8 and 1/16. from a size 1 - 6 hook...

snakedodger
12-19-2010, 09:41 AM
i use crappie panfish stingers,the hollow ones.i always superglue them on.never a problem catching crappie.

bchappell
12-19-2010, 10:47 AM
I just started using the new scent wiggler made by Bobby Garland Baits. It stays on the
Hook great plus it has scent!!

Mike Andrews
12-19-2010, 01:02 PM
Superglue gel and a collarless head. You'll find with this combination your baits will last much longer as the glue holds it up on the head and without a collar the plastic doesn't tear out as bad. I shoot docks alot when the fish are on them and I've gone from using a couple of bags of Panfish Assassins a day to using a half bag.

One other "consumer tip" I'll pass along is try the Bass Pro Stubby Butt bodies in place of panfish Assassins. The plastic is noticeably tougher and they out last the Assassins probably 2 or 3 to 1.

Spoonminnow
12-19-2010, 01:32 PM
http://www.crappie.com/crappie/main-crappie-fishing-forum/154518-collarless-jigs.html#post1332638

Guess no one thought to try this..... Too bad.

FrankM

Fishawk
12-19-2010, 02:22 PM
Im having a mold custom made right now that has screw loc on it...So when you run your grub up the hoook just before it get to the lead you screw the loc into the head of the grub....some say it adds 35% more life to the grub before you have to change the worm...It will be availible in 1/8 and 1/16. from a size 1 - 6 hook...

I've been using these "screw loc" jigs for over a year now in the 1/16 and 1/8 oz and there is no doubt they they hold the plastic on better than anything else I've tried, including crazy glue. It would be nice to find some in 1/32oz for dock shootin.

olduckhunter
12-19-2010, 02:25 PM
spoon, where do you get that wire?

Eager Beaver
12-19-2010, 02:27 PM
Something to try after the tube has slipped down and won't stay up on the jig. Hook the tube or body thru the middle of the side and give the fish something new to look at. You might be surprised at the resultes. Try this if the fishing slows down also. EB

MePreach
12-19-2010, 03:15 PM
i use superglue with bobby garlands when shootin docks...just a dab will do it!

Spoonminnow
12-20-2010, 09:40 AM
Old Duck

Craft store, Walmart and any place that supplies artificial plants for arrangements.
About 2 bucks for 30'. One spool will do probably over 1000 jigs.
No glue stuck to your fingers
No lure or jighead stuck to you
No need to carry glue or worry about plugged tips
No plastic stuck to the jighead when you want to change baits and the grub can be used again for another 30 fish.
Now you can routinely use collarless jigs where the grub never drops back. This comes in handy if I want a little less weight and never have to worry after cutting off the collars on my 1/16 oz jigheads.

Each to his own....:rolleyes:

olduckhunter
12-20-2010, 10:19 AM
thanks spoon, i'll look for the wire at walmart first then a craft store at j'boro next.

Spoonminnow
12-20-2010, 12:53 PM
Tip: Get the smallest set of wire cutters you can find to cut wire and
a small pair of long nose pliars to bend wire close to eye and wrap tight after one turn.

The wire is soft, plastic coated, small gauge and never fails.

I can rig a jig in 30 seconds.

crappieseeker
12-20-2010, 06:36 PM
what is the name of these jigs and where can I see a picture? I might have seen them before but not sure.
I've been using these "screw loc" jigs for over a year now in the 1/16 and 1/8 oz and there is no doubt they they hold the plastic on better than anything else I've tried, including crazy glue. It would be nice to find some in 1/32oz for dock shootin.