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I wanted to ask the board members a question. so please all reply no matter if it is about my product or not.

If you were buying jigs and one had rattles and one had no rattles but was considerably cheaper (lets say like 25-30 cents cheaper) and all other  components were the same, which would you buy?

I am asking because I feel like my premier series of jigs is pushing the envelope as far as price on jigs goes, and material costs for me over the last year have went up considerably. I don't feel I can raise the price of the jigs, and don't want to and won't change the hook, skirt or any other components. If I was to eliminate the rattles and just offer them on the side for an extra cost I could drop the price of the jig at least 25 cents, I haven't really crunched the numbers but knowing hard costs and such and with how much materials have gone up a 25 cent reduction is on the low side.

I personally don't care if the jig has rattles or not, there is certain situations where I want rattles, but not having them is not going to hurt my confidence. I have looked around the market and it seems like alot of companies have ditched the rattles, or are offering them on the side.

So what say ye, rattles or no rattles, would like to hear all points of view!

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I prefer no rattles on my jigs and I would not have a problem buying the rattles extra if I needed them.

Later,

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The only time I really feel like a rattle is needed is in muddy water, after dark, or in heavy veggies.  Most other times, I don't feel that I need the rattles.

It wouldn't bother me at all if the rattles were just a side option that I could put on when I thought they were needed.

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I prefer no rattles on my jigs and I would not have a problem buying the rattles extra if I needed them.

Later,

I agree, I have some with rattles and I use them, but I would never turn down a killer jig because it didn't have a rattle. I don't see how you can go wrong offering them as an option for an added cost.

Ronnie

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I only really feel I need rattles at night, so no, it wouldn't matter to me at all. 80% of my jigs don't have 'em, and I have rattles to put on if I really want to.

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That's the best thing about custom jig makers,they let you have more options.

I say leave it as an "Option" if you can.

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I would rather buy them without rattles for less and have the option to upgrade them.

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95% of my jig fishing is done without rattles, but I think they should be an option that a customer can add if they wish.

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Quality hook, skirt, and paint are more important to me than rattles. If anything, create a stained or muddy water style that includes the rattle and bolder colors for a little extra. I'm not sure I've seen manufacturers categorize jigs according to water clarity. Good luck.

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I prefer no rattles on my jigs and I would not have a problem buying the rattles extra if I needed them.

Later,

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I prefer no rattles also.

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Quality hook, skirt, and paint are more important to me than rattles. If anything, create a stained or muddy water style that includes the rattle and bolder colors for a little extra. I'm not sure I've seen manufacturers categorize jigs according to water clarity. Good luck.

really like that idea, I have around 3 or 4 colors that are meant for muddy water at the photographers right now, will strongly consider this

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"Custom" to me means I get what I want when I order.  I'd have no problem paying for rattles, if I wanted them.  Just make it an option.

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"Custom" to me means I get what I want when I order. I'd have no problem paying for rattles, if I wanted them. Just make it an option.

X2...agree totally.

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X3, Option.

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I prefer no rattles on my jigs and I would not have a problem buying the rattles extra if I needed them.

Later,

I agree, I have some with rattles and I use them, but I would never turn down a killer jig because it didn't have a rattle. I don't see how you can go wrong offering them as an option for an added cost.

Ronnie

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I would rather buy them without rattles for less and have the option to upgrade them.

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