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crappieseeker
01-03-2015, 06:04 PM
If any of you make weedless jigheads in roundball with barb in 1/24 and 1/16 please pm me a price for 100. Also if you have bought any for a good price somewhere please let me know where.

wannabe fisherman
01-03-2015, 06:45 PM
Grousefly makes some very good ones

Brandon Jennings
01-04-2015, 12:06 AM
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apersohn17
01-04-2015, 05:20 PM
Side question: Do weed less jigs lose a lot of fish? I have never used them and am tempted to start trying them. Thanks.

bugman
01-04-2015, 05:56 PM
I can fix you up the 1/24 isn't listed yet but I do have them Wire Guard Round Head Staggered Barb Jigs at Simply Crappie (http://www.simplycrappie.com/wireguard_staggeredbarb.html) I also carry fiberguards in m e bay store

http://stores.ebay.com/Simply-Crappie/_i.html?rt=nc&_pgn=2&_ipg=48

CrappiePappy
01-04-2015, 05:57 PM
Side question: Do weed less jigs lose a lot of fish? I have never used them and am tempted to start trying them. Thanks.

Not in my 30+ years experience using them !!

In fact, there is a scenario in which a weedless jig may actually keep you from losing a fish : say you hook the fish just at the "lip", with a regular jig ... you have to keep constant pressure on so that the hook won't come out of the hole in the thin membrane of the fish's jaw. Now, with a weedless jig ... the weedguard can act as a barrier to the hook being shaken loose by the fish, in those instances where slack line occurs.

Weedless jigs do not cause you to lose fish, nor do they cause you to "miss" fish (pulling the jig out of their mouth without hook penetration due to the weedguard), and they certainly don't cause fish to refuse to bite your bait. What they do, in fact, is allow you to put your jig into places a regular jig would likely not return from. :twocents

Now, they can & do get "hung up" or "snagged" ... and you may lose one now & then. But, were you to have put a regular jig in that same place .... you'd be 10x more likely to have it hang on the cover you're fishing.

My suggestion for newbies wanting to "try" weedless jigheads .... is to buy a small pack of the fiber brush style jigs in a 1/16oz size and try them out. Set the hook with the same speed/power that you would with a regular jig.

Understand that commercially made weedless jigs in 1/16oz will usually have a #4 hook on it. Custom jig makers can put larger hooks on the same weight jighead. I have my weedless jigheads made with a #2 Aberdeen hook, for both 1/32 & 1/16oz weights, but I've also got & used, successfully, those same jighead weights with a #4 Aberdeen hook. It's all personal preference on head weight, hook size, hook color, hook style, and weedguard style ... but a custom jig maker will have many more options than what you're likely to find in your local Wally World or commercial bait venues.

... cp :kewl

apersohn17
01-04-2015, 06:00 PM
Thanks for the great reply Pappy! Sounds like there's no point in using non weed less jigs. I will be trying some soon!

CrappiePappy
01-04-2015, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the great reply Pappy! Sounds like there's no point in using non weed less jigs. I will be trying some soon!

Non-weedless jigs have their place, so I wouldn't give up on them completely. I generally use them for longline trolling & spider rigging ... and use the weedless jigs for my casting/dock shooting purposes.

... cp :kewl

Timmy Tom
01-06-2015, 03:19 PM
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10point
01-06-2015, 04:49 PM
Non-weedless jigs have their place, so I wouldn't give up on them completely. I generally use them for longline trolling & spider rigging ... and use the weedless jigs for my casting/dock shooting purposes.

... cp :kewl

Is there a reason why you use the non-weedless for trolling?

CrappiePappy
01-06-2015, 05:20 PM
Is there a reason why you use the non-weedless for trolling?

As opposed to using a weedless jig for trolling .... no, not really. Mostly out of habit, I guess.

My former thoughts on this was that ... if I had rods in hand, it wouldn't make as much difference, since I'd feel the strike and be able to set the hook immediately ... but, if the rods were in a rod holder, then there would be a period of time where the fish would have the jig in its mouth (& feeling the pull) before I could get to the rod to set the hook. That may be flawed thinking, but I've never bothered to put it to the test. Personally speaking, I don't longline troll very much, anyway ... and when I do, it's usually one pole in hand with a Roadrunner tied on.

Most of my previous experience longline trolling with jigs was done on Weiss Lake, Ala. ... and it seemed to me that the forward motion of the boat and action of the rod tip was all that was needed for getting the hook stuck into the fish's mouth. The act of removing the rod from the rod holder and "pulling back" on it was merely insurance that the hook was securely buried, the fish was still on the line, and line tension was maintained to keep the fish coming towards the boat (and not so much for actually "setting" the hook, like one does when casting, jigging, spider rigging, tightline fishing, etc).

... cp :kewl

rhinofishing
01-06-2015, 10:50 PM
Arkie Jigs does. Awesome company, you can't go wrong! Arkie Weedless Mini-Tube Inserts (http://www.arkiejigs.com/product-p/b-tihw.htm) Arkie Weedless Ball Head Jigs (http://www.arkiejigs.com/Arkie-Weedless-Ball-Head-Jigs-p/wbh.htm)