Speed jigs

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Speed jigs

Postby The fish finder » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:40 pm

I recently bought some speed jigs,I was just wondering if any of you guys use them,if so wats the best way to work them,fast or slow ect any tips for using them for pollock :D
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby jw » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:09 pm

in my experience very ineffective for pollack, shads, jelly worm, waveworms sluggo etc are at least 20
times better
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby The fish finder » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:19 pm

Realy,,there a lot cheaper too
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby JimC » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:42 pm

I like playing around with jigs! I think success or not depends on technique. The combination of rod, line and jig is important.
Important to keep the jig working vertical for as much of the drift as possible. As time has gone by (and I have gotten more used to jigs) I would rate jigs as good as any other lure for catching pollack. I would always only use stinger hooks.
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby jw » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:39 am

one of the advantages of fishing on charter boats is you get a chance to see and compare maybe
six of seven different methods or rigs. i've done several charters with speed jigging types, who maybe get
one or two fish for the day while everyone else is catching all day, that's my experience anyway.

also, check out last 2 years specimen reports, no mention of speed jigs :-)
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby kstaff » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:18 pm

But Jim have you any proof, how can you say they actually work? :D
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby Ric0shay » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:30 pm

Jim,How do you fish these ? Would you use them on the end of a rig like a pirk of on their own ?
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby jw » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:47 pm

fish finder- one other thing to be aware of, that tackle industry can make much more money selling
you a speed jig then selling you a humble jelly worm, so obviously they are going to be marketed
at you in various ways, even if the jelly wworm is actually better!
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby JimC » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:16 pm

kstaff wrote:But Jim have you any proof, how can you say they actually work? :D


Damn......busted :D :D :D :D
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby The fish finder » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:55 pm

thanks for the reply lads u all have a fair good point, i just like the idea of jigging :D i got a couple of bite me jigs and at a tenner a jig i would cry if i lost a few of them on a wreck, thats a cracking pollock ther by the way jim :D what line rod and reel do you use for your jigging jim
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby JOHN1 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:00 pm

JimC wrote: busted :D :D :D :D
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby JimC » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:26 pm

The fish finder wrote:thanks for the reply lads u all have a fair good point, i just like the idea of jigging :D i got a couple of bite me jigs and at a tenner a jig i would cry if i lost a few of them on a wreck, thats a cracking pollock ther by the way jim :D what line rod and reel do you use for your jigging jim


That would come down to the weight jig i am using. What weight are your jigs? Any link to pictures of them. A quick search brought up more leadheads than anything else. I have used heavy jigs (up to 500g) in very deep water over wrecks. I get a great kick using lighter jigs (100-150g) in shallower water. I would not use them all the time as I prefer a jighead and plastic in shallow water.
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Re: Speed jigs

Postby The fish finder » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:51 pm

I got a couple ranging from 150g to 200,I got them on a site called southcoast fishing jigs, I wouldn't go any heavier because most of my fishing would be from the kayak in shallower water,it's hard to beat the soft plastics tho especially the savage sand eels,you can really work them down trough the kelp :D
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