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Cheap and effective jigs?

Old 04-20-2006, 09:27 AM
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hi guys , shimano butterfly jiggs are damn expensive, so I was wondering if anyone here uses other jigs . I am looking for 3 - 5 oz jigs

Could you guys tell me some alternatives?
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:39 PM
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River 2 Sea jigs at Charkbait.com. Not that much cheaper but ....
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:45 PM
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I make my own lead jigs 4-6oz with shallow wings on them. Judging by how expensive the Butterfly's are, I think I'm money ahead.

A mate on my boat also uses a variation of the Hopkins jigs that he makes from lead.
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: Cheap and effective jigs?

check out williamson speed and benthos jigs. they look nearly identical in shape and size as the butterflies. I have the shimano's and the williamson jigs that I am going to try.

Also, braid makes some decent jigs, but they are not rear weighted like the others, so you lose some of that flutter effect.

FYI, the Williamson jigs come with a split ring, an assist hook, and cost about 1/2 of the price of the shimano jigs. the guys in Houston who have used them said they both work and on the deeper water trips, the williamson jigs might be a bit better because they glow in the dark. Again, I haven't used them, but I will in a week.
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:00 PM
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I think there was a thread on this last year?

Anyway, phosphorescent paint is not that expensive and any jig can be painted with it. Use a photoflash to light 'em up and drop 'em in!
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:14 PM
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Why does it always have to be jigs? You cant fish with a chink or a spick??



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