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Old 03-12-2015, 11:05 PM   #1
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Anyone know who is building these gigs?
I'm pretty sure it is local made.


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Old 03-12-2015, 11:13 PM   #2
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Just being honest.. I would only stab a fish with that if it was the last thing around, hell I'd even use a B&M gig before that

Get you one of Jim's gigs and be set forever.
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I can assure you that nothing is getting off that but it will decimate half of a flounder.
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That looks like it may be made by Chris that owns the gulf coast fishing connection. Can't remember his last name.
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:31 PM   #5
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In my experience, the threaded gigs actually have superior holding power over a barbed gig BUT they're only useful on hard sandy bottom. They take some effort to push through a fish and on soft or muddy bottom you just wind up pushing the fish down into the mud. You get him on a threaded gig and he AIN'T coming off!
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As Josh said, I'm fairly certain that's one of Chris's gigs. The threaded gigs do have excellent holding power and I will second what he said, on soft bottom they're next to useless for flounder. I do occasionally keep one in the boat if I'm gonna target mullet or sheep's, as they work extremely well on them.
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Thank you for the useful replies.

The idea was to use one like it for gigging rays for sharking, maybe a happenstance Flounder.
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Thank you for the useful replies.

The idea was to use one like it for gigging rays for sharking, maybe a happenstance Flounder.
It will work on a ray. Fair warning though, imagine sticking it through truck mudflap and trying to pull it back off by hand...
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That is one of Chris's gigs on a aluminum pool pole. The trick to not burying them on soft bottom is a quick jab and stop. But with rookies (charters) on the boat I can see where that would hard to teach.
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It will work on a ray. Fair warning though, imagine sticking it through truck mudflap and trying to pull it back off by hand...
Heh... May have to rethink that.
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