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Old 04-19-2019, 11:06 AM
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Just bought two rotating vertical jigs by wilminson I think is the brand.... 150 gram and 200 gram. They have a swivel between the welded ring and the jig and apparently is just spins while you let it down. I have had great success with the slow fall and butterfly jigs so im going to give these a try. Anyone ever seen or tried them?
Also I bought some 49 strand brown camo afw cable that is tieable and super flexible to prevent loosing them to wahoo, kings, and barracudas....it may decrease some bites but at $20+ a pop im not taking any chances lol.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:01 AM
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Havenít tried the jig you describe but will keep an eye out for it.

Regarding using wire, I think you will find it greatly reduces the amount of fish you catch. I experimented with wire and found myself catching far fewer fish due to the wire inhibiting the jigs action. Same fishing session switched back to straight floro to the solid ring and started catching again. Iíve tried this 10+ times with the same results. Bottom line is youíre going to lose jigs to toothy critters when vertical jigging & jigging isnít a cheap hobby. Now if I lose a couple to Kings etc., in a short period of time, I put the jigs away and fish bait for a little while until the toothy fish move on.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Fractured but whole View Post
Havenít tried the jig you describe but will keep an eye out for it.

Regarding using wire, I think you will find it greatly reduces the amount of fish you catch. I experimented with wire and found myself catching far fewer fish due to the wire inhibiting the jigs action. Same fishing session switched back to straight floro to the solid ring and started catching again. Iíve tried this 10+ times with the same results. Bottom line is youíre going to lose jigs to toothy critters when vertical jigging & jigging isnít a cheap hobby. Now if I lose a couple to Kings etc., in a short period of time, I put the jigs away and fish bait for a little while until the toothy fish move on.
Thats true i agree with that 100%.....however these jigs are different. The rotating jigs action is self created when falling and has a nice ball bearing swivel. So even if you use stiff wire, which im going to use flexible tieable cable, tied to the welded ring, the jig will still move and rotate freely flashing and glowing. I think it will work awesome. Will let you know in a few days.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:22 AM
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I think you might be missing something in advice people are trying to give you about wire drastically reducing hits ratio.

That something is that almost all jiggers say that and a large majority of experienced jiggers add a ball bearing swivel anyway when they rig it. Even when not using wire.

YMMV. let us know.

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Old 04-20-2019, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Grunts N Grits View Post
I think you might be missing something in advice people are trying to give you about wire drastically reducing hits ratio.

That something is that almost all jiggers say that and a large majority of experienced jiggers add a ball bearing swivel anyway when they rig it.
Thanks but no i get that and agree....this is aimed specifically towards ROTATING jigs.... i believe this type of jig will be much less effected by the CABLE, i dont like WIRE....but it looks like hardly any people have tried this jigs yet. Or just keeping the information to themselves. Lol
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Originally Posted by e_deher View Post
Just bought two rotating vertical jigs by wilminson I think is the brand.... 150 gram and 200 gram. They have a swivel between the welded ring and the jig and apparently is just spins while you let it down. I have had great success with the slow fall and butterfly jigs so im going to give these a try. Anyone ever seen or tried them?
Also I bought some 49 strand brown camo afw cable that is tieable and super flexible to prevent loosing them to wahoo, kings, and barracudas....it may decrease some bites but at $20+ a pop im not taking any chances lol.

Can you post a picture of new jigs?
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:22 PM
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I'm guessing the op is referring to these:

https://www.rapala.com/williamson/ji...illiamson-jigs
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Those arenít anything new . Iíve used them since about 2017 in pulley ridge and such on the Yankee Capts . They work well but now Iím into slow jigging ... they do require more of your typical speed jigging retrieve to be effective much more so than a flat fall does . Just in my experience . You can get them for half that price of 20 on the auction site and sometimes amazon. Also .. stay away from wire and jigs youíll go from bites to no bites in two shakes of a lambs tail .
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
I'm guessing the op is referring to these:

https://www.rapala.com/williamson/ji...illiamson-jigs
Yes those are them. I have also had the best success with freefall jigs but wanted to give these a try. Also i always like to use the glow color options especially for deep water
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Originally Posted by Tugasangler View Post
Those arenít anything new . Iíve used them since about 2017 in pulley ridge and such on the Yankee Capts . They work well but now Iím into slow jigging ... they do require more of your typical speed jigging retrieve to be effective much more so than a flat fall does . Just in my experience . You can get them for half that price of 20 on the auction site and sometimes amazon. Also .. stay away from wire and jigs youíll go from bites to no bites in two shakes of a lambs tail .
Yes i have heard the wire is no good. By any chance have you tried that tieable afw 49 strand camo? Ive heard people say it works great.
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
I'm guessing the op is referring to these:

https://www.rapala.com/williamson/ji...illiamson-jigs

i have seen those before. I have never used them but they have been around for awhile.
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I don't believe I've used these (but I might have some I'll have to look) anyway to the point I've used every kind of wire and cable you can imagine and nothing compares to line.
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