Jig quality..

Ryeboy86

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I am seeking advice on which manufacturers you guy's recommend for best quality as far as jig quality, hooks used, line used to attach the hooks, etc. Are there any specific manufacturers you guy's would recommend above the others? I know there are A LOT of manufacturers out there! Just trying to seek some guidance!
 

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    Johnny Jigs are high quality with beautiful paint. However, I always change the hooks to Owner assist hooks. To get hooks with bluefin ready hooks, you'll need to pay more than they are worth. Get jigs you like and just plan on replacing the hooks.
     
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    Lots of good jigs, are looking at Japanese? Sea Floor Control are really nice. I’m a big fan of the Nomad Designs Buffalo and streaker. JYG jigs work really well too.
     
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    Ryeboy86

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    Johnny Jigs are high quality with beautiful paint. However, I always change the hooks to Owner assist hooks. To get hooks with bluefin ready hooks, you'll need to pay more than they are worth. Get jigs you like and just plan on replacing the hooks.

    as far as jig with assist hook? The only one I am aware of is Ocean Tackle International.
    Thanks for the reply gentlemen! I'll have to look into getting snap ring pliers and the other tools needed to replace the hooks as well!
     
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    OP you will get better responses if you can narrow it down a bit. BFT? Yo-Yo? Surface iron? Lings & Rock Fish?
     
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    Lots of good jigs, are looking at Japanese? Sea Floor Control are really nice. I’m a big fan of the Nomad Designs Buffalo and streaker. JYG jigs work really well too.
    Thanks for the reply good sir! How was your fishing trip a few weeks ago? I remember we were both heading to Charkbait for some gear before our trips that weekend.
     
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    For BFT better quality jigs I am partial to the Shout jigs. The Shotel is shorter/thicker kinda similar to the SK jig, but drops Very Fast. The Lance Heavy jig is a traditional longer fast-falling knife jig. These aren't readily available on the West Coast that I have found yet; I order mine online:


    Both of these jigs got bit on my recent 3-Day on Intrepid:

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    Here are a couple of pics of these jigs, and a few others for contrast. Pics Top to Bottom Shotel, Shotel, SK, Rip Roller, Rip Roller, Lance, Lance

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    And in the dark for grins:

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    Ryan, what type of quality are you looking for? Strength, finish/paint, swimming?

    If you’re talking knife jigs, strength would be my biggest concern. I’d hate to lose a fish because the jig broke. From what I read, paint doesn’t seem to really matter much, and knife jigs don’t really have a swimming action.
     
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    whichever has the longest bunk
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    Ryeboy86

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    For BFT better quality jigs I am partial to the Shout jigs. The Shotel is shorter/thicker kinda similar to the SK jig, but drops Very Fast. The Lance Heavy jig is a traditional longer fast-falling knife jig. These aren't readily available on the West Coast that I have found yet; I order mine online:


    Both of these jigs got bit on my recent 3-Day on Intrepid:

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    Here are a couple of pics of these jigs, and a few others for contrast. Pics Top to Bottom Shotel, Shotel, SK, Rip Roller, Rip Roller, Lance, Lance

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    And in the dark for grins:

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    Got me drooling over here!! LOL
     
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    Ryeboy86

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    Ryan, what type of quality are you looking for? Strength, finish/paint, swimming?

    If you’re talking knife jigs, strength would be my biggest concern. I’d hate to lose a fish because the jig broke. From what I read, paint doesn’t seem to really matter much, and knife jigs don’t really have a swimming action.
    Want a good action to attract the fish. Obviously it has to look purdy to catch their eye! LOL
     
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    Ryeboy86

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    For BFT better quality jigs I am partial to the Shout jigs. The Shotel is shorter/thicker kinda similar to the SK jig, but drops Very Fast. The Lance Heavy jig is a traditional longer fast-falling knife jig. These aren't readily available on the West Coast that I have found yet; I order mine online:


    Both of these jigs got bit on my recent 3-Day on Intrepid:

    View attachment 1386650

    Here are a couple of pics of these jigs, and a few others for contrast. Pics Top to Bottom Shotel, Shotel, SK, Rip Roller, Rip Roller, Lance, Lance

    View attachment 1386651

    And in the dark for grins:

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    Do the Shotel come pre-rigged? Or do you have to add the hooks to it?
     
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    Do the Shotel come pre-rigged? Or do you have to add the hooks to it?
    There not pre- rigged, super high quality Japanese made jig. I have some smaller models in 160- 200 gram models in the katy Perry glow pattern that has taken quite a few daytime bluefin. The larger models work well on nighttime bluefin. Got the smaller ones from John at Trophy tackle.
     
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    Ryeboy86

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    There not pre- rigged, super high quality Japanese made jig. I have some smaller models in 160- 200 gram models in the katy Perry glow pattern that has taken quite a few daytime bluefin. The larger models work well on nighttime bluefin. Got the smaller ones from John at Trophy tackle.
    So when you guy's say "Katy Perry" color.. Blue, White and Pink?
     
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