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Old 11-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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A friend of mine sent me some of the surface iron type jigs that they use in California. They are different than what we normally use. The body of the jig is made of bronze, strip of reflective tape on each side, hook attached with a welded ring. This type of jig is designed to be cast out and let it flutter down and it is jigged back to the boat. I'm going to take them out and see if the AJ and Tuna here like them.

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Yep, they will get hit!
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I've used the Tadys, Ironman and Sumo jigs here with great success. The Ironman light in 3 1/2 oz blue mackerel is a tuna killer
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I've used the Tadys, Ironman and Sumo jigs here with great success. The Ironman light in 3 1/2 oz blue mackerel is a tuna killer
Been holding out on us here I see!!!
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Ha! I'm pretty sure they have accompanied a pic or two I've posted in the past however many years! Just gotta look closely.

I had bought some through a catalog a long time ago and started using them about 9-10yrs ago. I brought some other brands and styles home from Northern California several years back and have done well with them too.

They are very fun to fish and can be given so many actions and rigged with many hook options.
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nice! what's the difference to a diamond jig? the pic looks like it's flat but i cant really tell.
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The Raider jig pictured is a flat jig. Some "Iron" jigs have one flat side, one rounded or other various bodies. They have a great fluttering and swimming action to them
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i typically have a 4oz diamond jig at the ready to throw when i run offshore. these look much better with the nice paint schemes. might have to get a few.

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Yeah irons are much lighter than what we use here. I have a bunch I brought back with me from CA but have yet to try one here.
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