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Old 04-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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I'm going to be using some soft baits like gulp shrimp for beach and sound fishing. What kind/size jig heads do I need to use. Do I need to rig differently for the surf and sound?
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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It's best to carry a selection of jig heads to meet the conditions.

You could probably get by with a 1/4 to 1/2 oz head for inland but the surf is a different ball game. You have a current, depending on the tide stage/wind direction and it can be swift at times. That's the time to go heavy; enough to get to the bottom and stay there..

Sometimes; the current gets so bad that you just put the casting setup away and soak bait with a heavy sinker. JMHO C2
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I fish jig heads anywhere from 1/16oz to 3/4oz depending on wind, depth and current. Fish a jig head as light as you can get away with. Just make sure it stays in contact with the bottom. Good luck!
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I usually go with a 1/8 ounce but it matters mainly about conditions. The cheap ones at wall mart suck. The paint gets off and its sticky and the paint gets everywhere. I like to find jig heads with longer hooks because it prevents the tail to get bitten off.helps a little bit
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I usually go with a 1/8 ounce but it matters mainly about conditions. The cheap ones at wall mart suck. The paint gets off and its sticky and the paint gets everywhere. I like to find jig heads with longer hooks because it prevents the tail to get bitten off.helps a little bit
Why not just make your own? That way; you eliminate the 'middle man'. C2
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Why not just make your own? That way; you eliminate the 'middle man'. C2
Im fifteen years old and don't have a. Clue how to melt lead. Just seems easier to buy them to me.
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easier rarely means better remember that, u should find something that will work at a decent tackle shop but dont wonder why a fisherperson 100 yards down from u catches more he or she put the work into it lots of the factory jigheads are like factory rods made in bulk so maybe 1 out of 100 is perfect u make your own they all are just something to think about

a warning for your health if u pour lead make sure u are in a well ventalated area prefrably outside those toxins will kill u in an enclosed area at 18 u dont need heavy metal poisioning
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Alright thanks. Where can you find molds or do you have to make them. Once I move out im going to get into making jig heads,weights,jigs and what not.aren't you suppose to have.a fan blowing in the opposite direction too.
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I pour my heads in a screened porch along with a fan blowing.

I could buy my heads already poured, but like weedline says: They are made in bulk and sometimes pretty shabby. Make your own.

There's a certain satisfaction in catching a fish on a jig/lure that you made yourself. It's called 'Double Dipping'. C2
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I pour my heads in a screened porch along with a fan blowing.

I could buy my heads already poured, but like weedline says: They are made in bulk and sometimes pretty shabby. Make your own.

There's a certain satisfaction in catching a fish on a jig/lure that you made yourself. It's called 'Double Dipping'. C2

That's why I reload, but I don't fish enough to justify making my own heads. Hey could I get some of those heads from you?
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