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Most Versatile Jighead Shape?

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If you only could fish one jig shape, what would it be? 

 

I'd say an arkie or swimjig. (swimjig because you can do a lot with it, swim it, hop it, flip it)

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Some kind of pointy/cone shaped head with the line tie ethier on the very tip or slightly up.

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Ball head, I can swim it, drag it, and hop it, I can use it in weeds, rocks, or brush with a great deal of effectiveness. I would normally pick the Arky head, it is my favorite but it isn't a good jig for weeds but I seldom throw a jig in the weeds except on a certain body of water and for that I use the ball head finesse jig very similar to an Eakins jig.

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Brush head

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Ball or Arky

 

Allen

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The fact that hundreds of jig head designs have been created should indicate the panacea design hasn't been invented yet!

The jig I have used since '71 works for me in deep rocky structure lakes and is close to ideal for that application, not good for grass/weed cover or dense brush. The Arkie head doesn't work for me, however is good for more vertical presentations in brushy cover, not so good in grass/weeds cover. The swim/bullet head designs are good in grass/weeds, wedge into rocks and brush.

Pick a jig that works good for you where you fish.

Tom

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Not all jig heads can simply be lumped into categories, some cross over quite well.

Terry Oldham's Eye Max is a premier grass jig that is equally effective in brush/ timber.

The Original Lunker Lure Rattleback still works well in all cover.

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Brush

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I say swim jigs because most of the northern lakes dont have much rock so a swimjig works nice. When I smallmouth fish with jigs I only use football jigs

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