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I m new to jigs in general and am wondering if anyone whos some info on football jigs , including tackle (line rod reel) it would help alot ( im on a budget)

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How much do you want to know; Larry McCain a tool maker that worked for JPL in California make the first football jig mold that I am aware of back in the mid 60's. The football head shape was designed to prevent the hook from rolling over and snagging in rocky areas when the jig was cast and retrieved similar to a Texas riigged worm.

A plain painted black football jig can be used with a Yamamoto Hula grub, single or twin tail, 4" pr 5" grub, this combination is a good choice for casting and retrieving a jig. Yamamoto makes an inexpensive football jig, about $4.50 for 5 each and I would recommend the 3/8 or 1/2 oz size with Owner or Gamakatsu 4/0 hook.

A bait casting reel with 12 to 14 lbs FC or hybrid FC line , medium heavy 6 1/2 to 7' fast action worm/jig rod.

Several of the sponsors on this site offer football style jigs with skirts and they are as good as the hook they use. If I had to pick one color it would be purple/brown or PBJ combination and crawdad color trailers.

Tom

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I was wondering about fishing football jigs on offshore structer aand cover

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no on brush piles humps and bridge pillings

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How much do you want to know; Larry McCain a tool maker that worked for JPL in California make the first football jig mold that I am aware of back in the mid 60's. The football head shape was designed to prevent the hook from rolling over and snagging in rocky areas when the jig was cast and retrieved similar to a Texas riigged worm.

A plain painted black football jig can be used with a Yamamoto Hula grub, single or twin tail, 4" pr 5" grub, this combination is a good choice for casting and retrieving a jig. Yamamoto makes an inexpensive football jig, about $4.50 for 5 each and I would recommend the 3/8 or 1/2 oz size with Owner or Gamakatsu 4/0 hook.

A bait casting reel with 12 to 14 lbs FC or hybrid FC line , medium heavy 6 1/2 to 7' fast action worm/jig rod.

Several of the sponsors on this site offer football style jigs with skirts and they are as good as the hook they use. If I had to pick one color it would be purple/brown or PBJ combination and crawdad color trailers.

Tom

Excellent advice.

Take it.

Post pics.

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Throw football jigs anywhere you throw a Carolina rig.

Throw them on main lake points, rocks, stumps and other bottom structure.

Some have been known to flip and pitch them into wood and down bridge pilings.

Just don't get upset if you lose a few.

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I posted a thread Oldschool Horizontal Jigging, Sept 15. Take a few minutes and locate the thread and read it.

Tom

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ok i will try them

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ok i will try them

Tyler type the word "Oldschool" in the search tool and read Oldschool horizontal jigging .

How you fish a Football jig is important, good luck with your jig fishing.

Tom

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I know the OP was about football jigs, but if you are also looking for swim jigs, check out the Flip and Swim from North Star. They've become one of my favorite. Put a Rage Craw trailer on there, swim it like a swim jig or drag/hop/twitch it like a crawdad. Very versatile and quality jig IMO.

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ok i think i will read the article and try the jig

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I know the OP was about football jigs, but if you are also looking for swim jigs, check out the Flip and Swim from North Star. They've become one of my favorite. Put a Rage Craw trailer on there, swim it like a swim jig or drag/hop/twitch it like a crawdad. Very versatile and quality jig IMO.

You can swim a jig along the bottom! Letting a jig sit on the bottom rarely induces a bass to strike it when sitting still, movement is the key to making a jig look like real prey. When a jig is falling down through the water column it is actually swimming downward, verses being retrieved horizontally. The difference between swimming a jig horizontally through the water column and hopping it along the bottom is how fast it is moving.

Tom

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A football jig lays flat on the fall so it don't dig into the rocks as much as a nose down flipping jig would. The head as mentioned is built wide so that at rest the hook stays vertical. When you drag it like a carolina rig it hugs the bottom and acts like a crawfish. Alot of fishermen use them on ledges because when the jig falls off the ledge (with slight tention) it swings in a horizontal flat posture and looks like a shad swimming off into open water.

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