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Jig Weight Question

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So I was reorganizing my jig box this morning (I like to keep a row of 3/8, 1/2, a split row of 5/8 & 3/4, then the last is a mix of smaller and then 1oz).  I figured over the last year some probably got put in the wrong spot - no big deal.  So I started weighing them and got all sorts of weird weights.  I remember buying a certain jig as a 3/8oz or .375oz and it would come up at .46 or something.  

 

So my question is that when a manufacturer sells a 3/8oz jig are they referring to the weight of the jig head itself? Not considering the skirt, rattle, or whatever the case that it comes with.  Is this so when/if I put a new skirt on the jig is still a 3/8oz head?

 

I know this seems like a silly question but I was never aware and am now curious. 

 

Matt

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The jig weight will be the weight of the head alone. Skirt material, weedguard, paint, rattles, all of it is going to effect the weight of the jig. 

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The weight of a jig is the head, that is why you hear guys ask what weight jig can a medium power rod handle and the answer is mostly 3/8oz because with the skirt and all it is closer to 1/2oz.

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Ok, I kind of figured that based on what I went through today, but wanted to make sure.

 

Thanks for the clarification.

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