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Norman Speed-Clips & The Jika Rig?

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I was thinking of trying the Norman speed clip as the number two split ring so I could change weights fast.Has anyone tryed this yet? Just a thought to try something new.

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How do you guys avoid getting snagged with this rig? I want to like it, it looks good with a creature or tube on it, and I have caught a couple fish on it, but using standard bell sinkers I have lost a TON of them in the rocks. Seems like the thing just gets wedged and WILL NOT come out. Does a finesse drop shot weight work better?

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The long drop shot weights work better for me,just open up the wire at the top of the weight.

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How do you guys avoid getting snagged with this rig? I want to like it, it looks good with a creature or tube on it, and I have caught a couple fish on it, but using standard bell sinkers I have lost a TON of them in the rocks. Seems like the thing just gets wedged and WILL NOT come out. Does a finesse drop shot weight work better?

 

Don't use bell sinkers, and stay out of rocks - it's for weeds.  You're defeating the purpose of the rig by using a fat sinker.  A skinny sinker works best for penetration.  A football jig with a craw trailer would work better in rocks.Better tool for the job.

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Don't use bell sinkers, and stay out of rocks - it's for weeds.  You're defeating the purpose of the rig by using a fat sinker.  A skinny sinker works best for penetration.  A football jig with a craw trailer would work better in rocks.Better tool for the job.

Well, here in OK, there aren't many weeds, just wood and rocks. I was hoping it would work well for presenting small plastics deep, but alas, it sounds like I'd best look elsewhere.

 

It does interest me, though, that Stacey King likes it a lot on gravel at Table Rock, a lake not known for its weeds. He uses a bell sinker though...

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Thank you.  I've got a handful of those speed clips sitting in a box because I didn't particularly like them.   Now I've got a use for them.  Good job.  Way to think

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Well, here in OK, there aren't many weeds, just wood and rocks. I was hoping it would work well for presenting small plastics deep, but alas, it sounds like I'd best look elsewhere.

 

It does interest me, though, that Stacey King likes it a lot on gravel at Table Rock, a lake not known for its weeds. He uses a bell sinker though...

 

There are no rights and wrongs in fishing, just better and more suited.  I can see a jika rig in gravel flats, but rocks and wood - that's jig territory.  The whole point of the free swinging, long, skinny weight is to lead a bulkier bait straight down through cover vertically, on a cast:

 

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Fishes in trees, Your welcome,I was just looking to find a fast way to change weights on the Jika rig and I had some speed clips and I tryed it and it worked great.

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