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01-10-2012, 07:27 PM
For those of you who fish with plastic baits do you prefer a head with a barb or without and why?

01-10-2012, 07:29 PM
WITH The jig stays up better

01-10-2012, 07:32 PM
Tube bait with, solid without. Don't tear the bait up.

01-10-2012, 07:54 PM
Only like a barb when using hollow tubes the rest of the time I like no barbs,sometimes use dab of super glue to help hold it.

01-10-2012, 08:02 PM

01-11-2012, 08:29 AM
With .... hollow or solid body baits. Barb holds the bait on the jig without having to use glue. (been there, done that glue thing with hollow tubes) And, seeing as how I use weedless/barbed jigheads, I seldom lose a bait. I've pretty much switched to solid body baits, simply because I don't have to constantly be pulling the tube back up on the jighead or glue it on. Glue works, but you still sacrifice the plastics if you change them often, unless you take jighead & all off & retie. If you carefully pinch the solid body plastics (from the sides), you can guide the barb back out without doing a whole lot of damage. For me, by the time I've used a solid body long enough to do enough damage, to where it won't stay put ... I'll gladly sacrifice it, because by then it's either caught me some fish or proved not to be the color I should've been using Rofl

... cp :cool:

01-11-2012, 08:34 AM
No barb. I like the tighter fit. Use a drop of super glue too.

Don G
01-11-2012, 08:44 AM
Very interesting thread. I have always wondered if the scent of "super glues" affect the bait in a negative way.

01-11-2012, 08:58 AM
I use solid baits and always use barb and when it loosen ,then I glue and do not pull grub off hook but change hooks un less bait tear up,with 4 lb line need to retire anyway

01-11-2012, 09:01 AM
Very interesting thread. I have always wondered if the scent of "super glues" affect the bait in a negative way.

It never seemed to make any difference for me, Don. I've glued them ... waited 30sec's ... cast to a laydown & caught Crappie right on. I started glueing them, because the Bluegill kept yanking the skirt down on the jighead :p ... but, then they just kept nipping the tails of the tube off, until all I had was a body core Rofl ... so then I had to pinch/peel off the remaining plastics & glue on another tube. It took away from my casting time, RIGHT WHEN I was catching fish ... & that's why I switched over to solid body tubes.

... cp :cool:

01-11-2012, 09:21 AM
I use super glue on 90 % of my plastics, I tie jigs also and was taught a little different way than most, I use super glue on 100% of my tied jigs dont think it affects my catch at all

01-11-2012, 10:14 AM
With...just seems to work better to me.

01-11-2012, 10:21 AM
With...seem to work better for me.

01-11-2012, 10:28 AM

01-11-2012, 10:36 AM

crappie addict
01-11-2012, 10:36 AM
With, on a tube and without on a solid.

Hey crappiepappy,

Put that superglue on the tail and hurry up and cast it out there! Might get those Bluegill then!Rofl

01-11-2012, 10:48 AM
All I use is large tube baits. I mash the barb down and trim any burrs on unpainted heads and push inside from rear of tube then pop hook eye through.

01-11-2012, 11:22 AM
Hey crappiepappy,
Put that superglue on the tail and hurry up and cast it out there! Might get those Bluegill then!Rofl

If they'd been big enough to fool with, I'd have caught them on the jig Rofl
But, seriously though ... it does remind me of the "ol trick" of using a strip of velcro to tip a hook with --- supposed to get snarled in the fish's "teeth" :yikes :biggrin

... cp :cool:

01-11-2012, 03:07 PM
With a barb, solid body jigs, with a drop of super glue.
Jigs never come off or move ;)

We have something called 'barfish' (yellow bass) that will peck, peck, peck at your jigs, tear them up as well as pull them down - as well as bream and small crappie.
My jigs don't move. :biggrin

On bigger jigs and jigheads, don't need barbs, cause the bend in the hook holds them on.

This style/brand/bottle of super glue has these little buttons on the side, so you can get one tiny drop on your jig head (and not goop it everywhere) if you are interested.
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww79/Texexp/th_SicklehooksRockyTopsandsuperglue.jpg (http://s707.photobucket.com/albums/ww79/Texexp/?action=view&current=SicklehooksRockyTopsandsuperglue.jpg)

I have heard of using nylon rope to catch their teeth, but that was for gar. :p

01-12-2012, 03:09 AM
Yeah, Tex .... that's the glue that I used, too !! SuperGlue Gel

Went to using that, instead of the little tubes ... greater control over the size of "drop" that came out, and the tubes dried up if not completely used up within a month.

Still satisfied with not having to glue my baits, so I'll stick with barbed jigheads & solid plastics. But, yeah .. if I was going to glue them, that gel is all I'd use.

... cp :cool:

01-13-2012, 04:23 AM
I guess it's my job to throw a wrench in the well oiled, finely operating gears. I use barbed for most plastics, and gave away my tubes a year or so back. Assassins always get a barbed head, but those bodies are too small for the 1/8oz and larger I've been using for a while now while vertical jigging. A good friend gave me a couple of screw-loc heads, and if you don't know what they are or haven't used em, you need to get after it. I have to manually remove my bodies and change them out because they have caught so many fish, and have been chewed on so many times that they now look white. Pbug has a custom mold for these, and standard molds are made by do-it. They aren't as cheap as a regular jig, and I don't advise using them where it's real grabby. I have used em in 1/16 and 1/8, in both #2 and #4 hooks and they really are the best option I have ever used. The screw-loc itself is as much or more than some hooks, hence the higher price. My favorite combo is a 1/8 #4 with a BGBS in the color of the day. I have a brand new tube of super glue in the boat that's been there for a very long time. No need with these heads. Sorry to ramble so......Skeet.

01-13-2012, 11:09 AM
with the barb, I agree with most who simply don't want to have to keep adjusting or changing baits. Will sometimes glue but will definitely glue when I know it's a color they are wanting.

01-14-2012, 07:39 PM
with most of the time:biggrin