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usafret99
11-14-2018, 04:43 AM
Whatís your favorite jig head for long lining and where do you get them. Do you think jig head color makes much difference. In my experience it can make a huge difference, just wondering what others thought.

Slabprowler
11-14-2018, 06:45 AM
I agree that color on a lot of days makes a huge difference! Itís hard to beat a chartreuse or a pink head on one lake in particular they like blue I usually start out with a couple colors and also use some unpainted heads in the mix never know what they want ! Until my fishing partner started keeping me supplied I used lite wire hooks from CURTIS HOBBS lite wire hooker on the Ga board Curtis is a great guy to buy from!

CrappiePappy
11-14-2018, 11:46 AM
I think most of mine are 1/16oz - 1/8oz ballhead jigs w/#4 Aberdeen bronze or gold hooks. Most are painted, and in a wide variety of colors. Some were custom made by Slabeye (no longer making them) and others are commercially made.

I don't, however, "Longline" with them ... I "Push" with these jigs.

I'm sure jighead color can make a difference, under certain circumstances, but since I use unpainted jigheads when casting (a much slower presentation) and catch fish ........... I am not totally convinced that it's a major factor.

skeetbum
11-14-2018, 02:09 PM
I usually use bare lead heads, sometimes a white, chartreuse or black but very seldom. Ball heads are the norm but I really like the minnow head style. Longline gets 1/32 or 1//16 depending on depth and speed. I run 6, 9, and 12’ rods. 6’goes short, 9’ longer and the 12’s go the longest. Good separation and depth spread that way. Hope this helps.

Nutbush
11-14-2018, 02:20 PM
I prefer non painted jig heads


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Snubby
11-14-2018, 03:34 PM
Minnow head jigs and pony heads / road runners. And I prefer painted, some days seems to make all the difference as per color head and body combination. I prefer to buy from small mom and pop tiers if at all possible.

cevans
11-14-2018, 04:14 PM
Road runner jig heads of various sizes and colors, fav. Color is chartreuse. Then white.

litewirehooker
11-14-2018, 04:48 PM
These 1/16 minnow spins were the secret this past weekend at Talquin......along with 1/16 heads.


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catchNgrease
11-14-2018, 05:04 PM
I pour my own jigs. Any where from a 1/64 ball to a 1/4 pony head. Somehow a bright pink 1/8 Arkie with a #1 gold hook ends up on my line every time. Doesn't matter if I am pushing, pulling, jigging or casting. It was something I read from the guy from Crappie Styxx. It kinda struck home with me.

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Cane Pole
11-14-2018, 05:14 PM
roadrunners mostly, some mix with lil Georges.

Spoonminnow
11-15-2018, 09:04 AM
Caught hundreds of fish of all species this and previous years using unpainted ball head jigs I got from EBAY. Bronze hooks the only hooks I use.
Far more important IMO is lure action, shape and size regardless presentation.

Locator79
11-15-2018, 07:03 PM
I will go against the masses and say color means tons more than lure action or type. I used to troll roadrunners or bladed jigs, twister tails strollers... On and on. I catch just as many if not more pulling plain buck tail hand ties. It's all about color. Fish wouldn't touch a plastic of any sort the other day I was out. Huge front, strong north wind, high water. Lime green hair jigs put fish in the livewell. Most cases I'll pull a 1/16 and a 1/32 per rod.

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catchNgrease
11-15-2018, 07:10 PM
Can you send a picture of your buck tail jigs.

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Locator79
11-15-2018, 07:12 PM
Can you send a picture of your buck tail jigs.

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usafret99
11-15-2018, 07:53 PM
Don’t think I can be convinced that color don’t make a difference. To many times I could only catch them with a certain jig head color even if all the body’s were the same color.

Spoonminnow
11-15-2018, 09:40 PM
https://www.crappie.com/crappie/diy-soft-plastics/383391-favorite-tail-designs/#post3727267

Every lure color shown worked and no jig head was painted. Different lures in a variety of colors were used the same day or on many different outings on different waters and caught different species of fish. Average day - 40 or more fish caught in all sizes.

The proof is in the catching.

catchNgrease
11-15-2018, 09:48 PM
https://www.crappie.com/crappie/diy-soft-plastics/383391-favorite-tail-designs/#post3727267

Every lure color shown worked and no jig head was painted. Different lures in a variety of colors were used the same day or on many different outings on different waters and caught different species of fish. Average day - 40 or more fish caught in all sizes.

The proof is in the catching.Do you fish a lot of stained waters

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huntinslabs
11-16-2018, 06:09 AM
99% roadrunners with .5% ballhead jigs and .5% beetle spin when I longline. 50% slider bodies, 25% Cajun Critters and 25% mix of other soft plastics.

Spoonminnow
11-16-2018, 06:25 AM
Do you fish a lot of stained waters ?

Most definitely. They range from the usual tanin brown to pea soup algae (surface layer if I'm not mistaken.) My local river is a bit muddy after a rain for at least three days. You'd think brighter colors would be my first choice, but all the colors shown in the post work equally. The challenge is getting the lures close enough in proximity to the fish, no different than fishing at night.

(SnakeRiver) Bob's lures in most colors will catch fish because his soft plastic designs promote visual and lateral line detection/stimulation. As a lure maker I admire his colors, but anyone of them will catch fish no matter the water or time of day because they contrast with a background and move just right with little angler manipulation.

trypman1
11-17-2018, 07:38 PM
Certain days, colors make the difference, some days- they will hit any color, Go figure!!