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Old 04-04-2006, 11:59 PM
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Ive been hearing alot about these jigs but I dont know too much about them. They seem to be good for jigging tuna?

Who has used them and how have they performed?
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:42 AM
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The system is a good one, watch the video on their site and figure it out. Now any knife jig with assist hooks will work and less stress when you lose a $6.00 jig instead of the $25.00 for their jig. We have been using them for tuna, AJ and bottom fish, it works well enough we have quit using bait.

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Old 04-13-2006, 03:04 PM
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I just ordered 3 of these jigs and the components for them yesterday. So I can take a Braid jig and rig the same way and it is as effective as the butterfly jig? I would definantly do that over the butterflys, they are made of gold.
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:21 PM
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do a google search for River2Sea knife jigs: they cost about half what the shimano jigs do and work every bit as well when we tried them side by side. The Williamson and Profish jigs work well also.
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:59 PM
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Will these jigs work in shallow water, 40-80'? They look like something I would like to try, but the smallest one is 3oz (profish). Seems heavey for the depts we fish.

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Old 04-15-2006, 09:22 PM
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I found the River2Sea jigs at charkbait.com. I will try them if I like the butterfly jigs. They are roughly half the price of the buttefly.
I think they would work fine in 40-80' of water. But I have not used them.
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:37 AM
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Gotta love how Shimano isn't just selling the lure but an entire "system".
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:49 PM
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My problem with the "system" is that you have to buy each part separately. Why not offer everything in one package. Even if I had to put it together it would be much simpler. Then you would definately be getting the correct hooks etc. for the jig. But I will try it none-the-less.
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Old 04-16-2006, 10:38 PM
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This is the same chit that Shimano pulled in the cycling industry. I can't stand this kind of BS. Did anyone catch the guy on the billfishing tournament show on ESPN2 where the owner/angler from NOLA said to the camera "those broken shimano reels just cost me $150,000. FU SHIMANO!" I was cracking up.
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:48 AM
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Try the River2Sea jigs with braid and I think you will like them. Pink and white on bottom fish is very deadly. My experience is at 80-200 ft when bottom fishng with very good sucess. One advantage is you can drop on meter marks VERY quicky. Not a $himano fan but their $100 jig rod is very nice and cheaper then I would expect from them. I really think I will spend 50% less on bait this year and can't wait to try them on tuna.
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:52 AM
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Gmack - 4/15/2006 4:59 PM

Will these jigs work in shallow water, 40-80'? They look like something I would like to try, but the smallest one is 3oz (profish). Seems heavey for the depts we fish.

Gary
The weight you use depends only on the drift/current/wind that you need to get to the bottom and the braid helps a lot. It's strange but the size of the jig has no relation to the size of the fish caught. You will be amazed and know what I mean once you use them.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:41 PM
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Those river2sea jigs are looking better and better.
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