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Ok Guys, here is my dilemma. grass and weeds get caught in the space in front of jig head eyelet. It is a 90 degree angle that I would like to try and build it up in some way, to help it shed more moss or grass that gets stuck there.

Here is a picture of a new style Owner Jig head that has this feature. So, I've got tons of existing jigs that I would like to replicate this style

Let me know your thoughts on this one.

Thanks, Tony

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I think your still going to be disapointed in that head. Bullet or pointed jig heads come through grass way better than round or football shaped heads. I also prefer the line tie to be in-line with the hook (at like a 28 degree or so angle) rather than flat. Personaly I have found 90 degree angle heads to be the worst for coming through grass, but I like them for dragging on rocks .

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I like those jig heads, but for thick grass I would switch up to a pegged tungsten bullet weight with a gamakatsu 4/0 or 5/0 hook

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Even though it has a "weed" guard that aint a grass jig!

Until you switch to a grass jig you will continue having this problem.

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I agree with the above posts. I use a bullet head with a 28degree for my grass jigs.

I just was trying to get some of my existing 60 or 90 degree plain jig heads to be a little better coming thru sparse grass and weeds. I know they'll never come through the heavy stuff.

Almost all of the bodies of water I fish here in Southern New England, have some type of vegetation on the bottom, even if it's only an inch or two.

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What is that clip called just above your hook and below the skirt? I never thought to make anything like that aside from using jig heads. That's a beat idea.

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What is that clip called just above your hook and below the skirt? I never thought to make anything like that aside from using jig heads. That's a beat idea.

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A-Jay

 

 

Here's the rig, from the main line to the hook:

-A stopped knot (I use a double uni-knot made from left over braided line)

- A small bead to keep the knot from slipping through the weight.

- A 1/2 oz tungsten weight

- a Boss Punch Hub - this is placed inside the skirt collar

- The skirt of your choice

- A parasite clip (optional, but does help prevent the plastic from sliding down the hook)

- A 5/0 Owner wide gap plus EWG hook (#5139 - very stout, I love this hook)

- Your favorite soft plastic - pictured is a Power Bait Beast

Hope this helps

A-Jay

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If you look at the Owner jig picture attached the hook eye line tie has a shield to deflect weeds from wedging between the head and line. Agree a bullet head is a good grass jig choice and a punch rig is one of the better designs, the jig posted by the OP , has merit.

Tom

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Ok Guys, here is my dilemma. grass and weeds get caught in the space in front of jig head eyelet. It is a 90 degree angle that I would like to try and build it up in some way, to help it shed more moss or grass that gets stuck there.

Here is a picture of a new style Owner Jig head that has this feature. So, I've got tons of existing jigs that I would like to replicate this style

Let me know your thoughts on this one.

Thanks, Tony

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Hookset, are talking about that little extra lead that is up against the line tie? I would suggest a little hot melt glue and if you don't like how that stands up (meaning it doesn't last long and peels off), Gorilla Glue should do the trick.

 

Good luck bud!

 

EDIT:

BTW, I haven't seen you on here in a while, I hope all is well my friend.

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Here's the rig, from the main line to the hook:

-A stopped knot (I use a double uni-knot made from left over braided line)

- A small bead to keep the knot from slipping through the weight.

- A 1/2 oz tungsten weight

- a Boss Punch Hub - this is placed inside the skirt collar

- The skirt of your choice

- A parasite clip (optional, but does help prevent the plastic from sliding down the hook)

- A 5/0 Owner wide gap plus EWG hook (#5139 - very stout, I love this hook)

- Your favorite soft plastic - pictured is a Power Bait Beast

Hope this helps

A-Jay

A-Jay, you know I like that set-up you came up with. Remember when you first put the posted picture up? I was calling it the A-Jay Rig! It's sweet.

I just wanted to modify some of my existing jig heads, so I can get some more underwater time for them (they're not feelin' the love).

Thanks, Tony

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Hookset, are talking about that little extra lead that is up against the line tie? I would suggest a little hot melt glue and if you don't like how that stands up (meaning it doesn't last long and peels off), Gorilla Glue should do the trick.

 

Good luck bud!

 

EDIT:

BTW, I haven't seen you on here in a while, I hope all is well my friend.

John, Happy New Year!

I've been around, Bro. Getting ready to start ice fishing. How about the temps. this morning? it was -4 degrees below zero in Rhody. I know your a little North of me in MASS.

Anyway, that is a good idea of using the hot glue to build up that area in front of the eyelet. That's precisely what I'm trying to do.

Like, if I'm throwing a Kalin's grub and need to get through some sparse vegetation, if even one piece of grass gets hung up in that grove... wasted cast! you know?

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John, Happy New Year!

I've been around, Bro. Getting ready to start ice fishing. How about the temps. this morning? it was -4 degrees below zero in Rhody. I know your a little North of me in MASS.

Anyway, that is a good idea of using the hot glue to build up that area in front of the eyelet. That's precisely what I'm trying to do.

Like, if I'm throwing a Kalin's grub and need to get through some sparse vegetation, if even one piece of grass gets hung up in that grove... wasted cast! you know?

Yeah Tony, just a little chilly. I got up around 6:30 this morning and saw -5. I'm not sure about you, but the older I get the less I like the cold weather...LOL

 

Cool, I hope that works for ya. I think if you apply some hot glue or some Gorilla Glue to a piece of paper and then pick some up with a tooth pick, you'll get just enough material and in the shape you want to apply to the jig head. Fast and easy!

 

Let me know how that works, I have some of those heads and know exactly the cover/vegetation your describing, The vegetation is just low enough for a more stand-up presentation and that 90* line tie would be perfect.

 

Good luck Tony and don't be afraid to keep in touch. We should try and get together with the other MA folks this year (Rhino, grandpa and Tate)!

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If you cant find parasite clips, a normal barrel swivel will work.

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