View Full Version : Jig head color question ?

12-27-2008, 04:20 PM
Just a quick survey type color combanation question. In slighty stained to stained water, useing an all chartueese body (curly tail ,tube, marabou, etc.) does a chart. jig head work better or a pink jig head ? Does the pink/chart color contrast draw more strikes ? Does head color even matter ? Would anything be different in clear water ? :confused: :confused: :confused: -Thanks

12-27-2008, 04:54 PM
I would use Orange works for me!!

12-27-2008, 05:07 PM
I'd use the hot pink due to the contrast. Maybe even black, or chartreuse with a black body/chartreuse tail.

fishing buddy
12-27-2008, 05:26 PM
Orange/chat is a great combo...I think head color does make a difference IMO.

PawPaw "gene"
12-27-2008, 05:48 PM
I'm for orange myself.


12-27-2008, 06:37 PM
I use to use colored heads but now I just use plain lead heads. I can't tell any difference.

12-27-2008, 07:02 PM
It seems that certain colors work the best in different bodies of water in different states!!!
These are my best color combo's in both clear and stained water:
Jig colors starting at the top:
Bleeding Tennessee Shad
Tennessee Shad
Acid Rain


frank lawhead
12-28-2008, 05:34 AM
I use to use colored heads but now I just use plain lead heads. I can't tell any difference.

Is rend lake included ?

12-28-2008, 05:46 AM
I use unpainted heads , but then all we use are tube baits with it inside. But the bigger jigs will sometimes do better in off colored water. But we use bright colors (chartruse , pink, red)or black, mostly bi-colored ones in dingy water.

Darryl Morris
12-28-2008, 07:34 AM
Orange with red thread neck or black chenille body to the chartreuse kip tail. I really like the way Len paired up his color combos. Though our objective is contrasting colors for stained water, the presentation still has to imitate natural to the fish. Here lately, we have had good success when the stained water is starting to clear and getting a little light penetration using the same color combinations with a silver chenille body. I think the random flashes create a reaction strike.

12-28-2008, 02:08 PM
We have them all! Round, Minnow, and Tri-minnow. Along with unpainted, many colors are available; however, chartreuse is the number one seller.

Another decision, weight. We have 1/64, 1/48, 1/32, 1/16, and 1/8. Now what about hook size? Many fishermen prefer the # 2 hooks over smaller ones. The size and desired action of the lure should determine hook size.

The 1/16 oz chartreuse with # 2 hook is the most orded jig head.

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12-28-2008, 02:28 PM
I use to swear by a hot pink head with a white body either plastic or maribou. now I use unpainted and can't tell any difference EXCEPT with a white body. I don't catch near as much with a white body and unpainted head.

12-28-2008, 02:55 PM
been trollin 12 rods, flatlinin, for 22yrs. ya don't need any paint. body color is all that matters. cast homemade bucktails and various plastics....unpainted heads. when ya catch 10-25 on strait casts, how ya gonna improve?

12-28-2008, 03:19 PM
My be just by coincedence, but I consistently catch more with a bright pink head than other colors or unpainted in stained water.

Whether it makes a difference or not, I enjoy sitting at the table at night with a candle, a jar of jig powder paint and a brand new bag of unpainted jig heads about as much as I enjoy spider-rigging with them!!

12-29-2008, 09:50 AM
Gotta go with orange myself

12-29-2008, 05:40 PM
My number one is a 1/16 round in bright pink with painted black eyes....2nd would be the chartreuse. I've tried 'em all and this is just what works for me.