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Buckie02
12-03-2013, 10:54 AM
I pour my own Ponyhead jigs and would like to know what blade is preferred. It seems to me that a Hammered brass willow leaf works good here.

Cray
12-03-2013, 11:07 AM
I use both #1 and #2 Colorado, same in Indiana. Use #0 and #1 in willow. Like hammered brass in willow. Think it depends on water clarity. Most people I have talked to seem to favor small willow for casting. I use mine mainly spider rigging and will go up to a #2 lot of times.

1fishhound1
12-03-2013, 11:11 AM
After crappie I like the willow for sure.

skiptomylu
12-03-2013, 11:25 AM
Use what works for you, but I use both kinds. Actually the Roadrunners come with Indiana Blades. If I am fishing in more clear water and sunny day I am more likely to use one with a silver color blade, like if it's Silver/Blue/White colors and clear water and sunny this should do well. Stained water and especially cloudy days I love the brass willow leaf blades.

Buckie02
12-03-2013, 11:57 AM
Thank you for input. Our lake is a river run lake and stained more often. I jig them most of the time, but am learning to spider rig also.

Fatman
12-03-2013, 02:31 PM
I like them all!!!! I'd like hammered copper willowleafs (good ones) but blades are starting to get like lead, expensive!! And some styles they don't have the small sizes.

Eager Beaver
12-03-2013, 03:41 PM
A willow will stay down and can be fished faster, and Colorado will have more lift to it so have to be run slower to maintain the depth. The Colorado will put out more vibration tho. The Indiana is a happy medium of both. EB

SirBob
12-03-2013, 07:34 PM
Colorado blade for the thump (vibration)
Willow Blade for the flash

Silver for clear to slightly stained water .. clear skies
Brass for lightly stained to dingy water .. cloudy skies

Smooth surface blade for single flash
Pitted surface blade for multiple angle/broadcast flash

That's the way I understand it, anyway.

I normally use the silver Colorado bladed RR's ... but, I do have RR heads with various sized blades, both styles & both colors.

The above was orignal posted by CrappiePappy, I saved this into a word for future reference. Good info.

shipahoy41
12-04-2013, 06:57 AM
Use what works for you, but I use both kinds. Actually the Roadrunners come with Indiana Blades. If I am fishing in more clear water and sunny day I am more likely to use one with a silver color blade, like if it's Silver/Blue/White colors and clear water and sunny this should do well. Stained water and especially cloudy days I love the brass willow leaf blades.

I pretty much agree with Skip. If it ain't broke then I do not try and fix it. Most times I am using the nickle coated blades just cause they work for me.

skiptomylu
12-04-2013, 09:48 AM
Yes I always love the Colorado blade bass fishing, love feeling that thump thump of rom that blade. It puts off awesome vibration and I do like it as a single blade bait. I do have some for crappie also in silver and even that small you can watch the tip of your rod just jumping around from that blade.
we have a lot of Hydrilla and weeds is another reason to use a willow leaf blade as they come through weeds better than other blades.
ED is right about the Indiana being the in-between.

justinp61
12-04-2013, 11:46 AM
I use both of varying sizes and honestly cant tell any difference in the fish catching. Even using good swivels most of the time the blades wag instead of spin. Your mileage may vary.

Buckie02
12-05-2013, 11:42 AM
Thank you for all the responces.

Eager Beaver
12-05-2013, 01:19 PM
I use both of varying sizes and honestly cant tell any difference in the fish catching. Even using good swivels most of the time the blades wag instead of spin. Your mileage may vary.

You may be retrieving it too fast if it wags instead of spins. EB