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Little fishing tip

Postby RUGER » Mon May 18, 2020 8:17 am

This is probably old news to everyone but me but I thought I would share what I learned anyway.
I have started using little Bobby Garland jig body's lately and absolutely love them.
My best trip so far has been 6 different species of fish with the same lure. LOL

Big bream love them too.

Biggest problem is the body sliding off the bait keeper on the jig head and having to fix it every time you hit something under water.
Sorry for the quality of the pics but maybe you will get the idea.

First I take the jig and wrap dental floss around the bottom of the head and all the way down the shaft of the hook and tie it off.
Apply a few drops of super glue to the dental floss. Use a jig holder of you WILL walk around with a hook stuck to your finger for a while. ;)

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Then simply slide the body on and push it up good and tight against the head.
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I caught around 50 fish with one jig before it finally slipped down.
That was the first one I did and I only used literally two drops of glue.
I have since increased the amount of glue so we will see how long they last now.
Pffft forget that, I'm going fishing.
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby VAHunter » Mon May 18, 2020 9:05 am

Interesting use of the dental floss. I skip a lot of crappie jigs, so I've used super glue for as long as I can recall. However, I just apply the glue right at the bottom of the lead and then put on my jig body.
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby Pilchard » Mon May 18, 2020 11:04 am

Is there a reason you fish your jig body upside down?
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby RUGER » Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm

Pilchard wrote:Is there a reason you fish your jig body upside down?


Figured the fat part would be the belly and would go down. :D
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby WTM » Mon May 18, 2020 1:07 pm

i rig them like that when i use those sickle hooks for crappie, except i put the belly on up closer to the hook. helps keep the snags down and keeps from hooking non keeper bluegills in the eye.

now i mainly use weedless slider jigs for crappie. i do like those sickle hook jigs and wish i could find them in a #8 hook size around here.
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby Spurhunter » Tue May 19, 2020 10:12 pm

RUGER wrote:
Pilchard wrote:Is there a reason you fish your jig body upside down?


Figured the fat part would be the belly and would go down. :D


Both posts are correct. The fat part is the body and goes down, but this one is rigged upside down. It will swim with the line tie up. Belly should be opposite of line tie. I have to think about it every time I rig one of these. :tu:
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby Spurhunter » Tue May 19, 2020 10:16 pm

I'm not familiar with the dental floss, but the super glue is a necessity. I just put it on the part of the jig head that the bait goes on and slide it up. I like the Loctite Gel Super Glue. And yes, you will definitely end up with your fingers stuck together! :lol:
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Dead hens don't lay eggs, and therefore almost never produce any poults. -Spurhunter
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby MickThompson » Tue May 19, 2020 11:37 pm

Pilchard wrote:Is there a reason you fish your jig body upside down?


He caught 50 on it like that- maybe the rest of us are doing it wrong...
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby TN Larry » Wed May 20, 2020 12:50 pm

MickThompson wrote:
Pilchard wrote:Is there a reason you fish your jig body upside down?


He caught 50 on it like that- maybe the rest of us are doing it wrong...


Could be, but he may have caught a hundred on it if rigged the other way. Lol.... :poke: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

It may not matter either way, but I always rig them with the hook out the smooth top so the belly goes down.
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby hillbillyfab » Sat May 23, 2020 7:07 am

I'll have to try that super glue tip. I've been using Bobby Garland plastics for a couple years. I like them. I do agree that the fat part is the belly, but what about the little slit in those plastics? I always thought that was for the hook exit point? Am I wrong?
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby WTM » Sat May 23, 2020 7:33 am

isnt the slit for making them weedless like bass plastics?
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Re: Little fishing tip

Postby RUGER » Sat May 23, 2020 11:55 am

WTM wrote:isnt the slit for making them weedless like bass plastics?


I would say so.
I will have to look at mine and see if they have the slit, I honestly have never noticed it. LOL
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