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How do you organize your jigs? By weight? Color? Skirt Material? Jig Head Style? All of the above?  I love just sitting around and organizing my stuff, whether its plasics, crankbaits, or jigs. Anyone else do this? Put some pictures of your jig organization system if you have some. Would love to see yalls stuff!

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Two boxes for "carry".  One for traditional jigs, one for swim jigs.

All of mine are organized by color. I only fish 3/8 and 1/2 oz so they

are easily recognized.

 

 

 

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i have one 3700 deep tackle box for all my jigs. I catch most of my fish on jigs and im a huge believer in keeping things simple. i use a stand up bullet style jig head for all my jig fishing. i only throw three colors, green pumpkin black/blue and brown and three sizes, 3/8 ounce 5/8 ounce and one ounce. my box is divided into nice sections one for each jig and i keep 20-30 jigs of each size and color in the box 

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3700 size box,sorted by size/style/weight and color. This is what I carry in that box, and use, and catch plenty of fish on:

 

Finesse flipping jigs, 5/16 + 7/16 oz. Both in  black + blue, and  green pumpkin/brown

 

Grass flipping jigs, 3/4 + 1oz, also both in black + blue, and green pumpkin/brown

 

football jigs, 1/2oz + 3/4oz.......black +blue, an green pumpkin/brown

 

Swim jig 1/4,3/8,+ 1/2 oz.....Bluegill  and White

 

3/8's oz bladed swim jigs..........bluegill and black/blue

 

Simply, yet effective for me, and I'll let my results speak for them self.

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I have my basement flooded with Plano tackle boxes on the floor.  I just love tinkering with my gear and making it more organized so that I can better perform on the water. 

For my jigs I have a box for

  • Football Heads
  • Flippin' and pitching
  • Punching
  • Swim

Although I like the idea of the above post on keeping boxes of color, I will definitely weigh that all winter  

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Sadly I dont have enough to worry about how they are organized :( I just have a Plano box all mine sit in....

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15 of the 3700 series boxes.

Now THAT is a die hard jig person right there!

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3 3700 boxes, 1 for football, 1 for brush jigs, 1 for finesse. 

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Color.

 

I use one brand, only, other than for swim jigs.

 

I take only what I think I will need with me.

 

Since water clarity and time of year dictates color please consider using a "color" system for storing your jigs.

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Now THAT is a die hard jig person right there!

The bulk of what I use year round consists of jigs, jerkbaits, weightless and unweighted texas rigged plastics, and drop shots. Of these baits jigs still account for the most use and the biggest fish. At times I will literally rig 8-10 rods with jigs. Some are duplicates to account for snags or bite offs and others are different colors, weights, and trailer options to see what the fish are keying in on.

15 boxes organized by head design and color. Usually trimmed down to 8 for the boat ride. Within each style listed I may have 1-3 boxes with different colors. Big fan of bluegill, green pumpkin blue variations, black and blue, green pumpkin black flake, and some browns.

-bigger hair jigs and hippy jigs

-finesse hair jigs

-northern style bullet swim jigs

-flip and swim style swim jigs

-football jigs

-alien or brush jigs

-living rubber/silicone combo jigs

-grass jigs

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WOW. Info overload. "She's gonna blow, Cap'n!!!!!!"

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I'm with C + G, I don't have enough that I have a major organization system.

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Plano Elite 3707 Spinnerbait Organizer - it holds up to 45 jigs secure no bouncing afound. Also you can see the head shape and color it makes it easy to tell what jids are what

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Plano Elite 3707 Spinnerbait Organizer - it holds up to 45 jigs secure no bouncing afound. Also you can see the head shape and color it makes it easy to tell what jids are what

 

this is what i have, don't have a pic, but it's a very clean way to store them.

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Plano Elite 3707 Spinnerbait Organizer - it holds up to 45 jigs secure no bouncing afound. Also you can see the head shape and color it makes it easy to tell what jids are what

Good idea! I use that box for my spinnerbaits and saw an old falcon box I thought might be good but I don't think they make it anymore.

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Box #1 is for casting, flipping, & pitching, it contains three weights 1/4, 3/8, & 1/2 oz in three colors black-n-blue, black neon, & coontail.

Box #2 is for punching, it contains three weights 3/4, 1, & 1 1/2 oz in three colors black-n-blure, black neon, & coonttail.

Box #3 is for Texas Rigged Jigs in 1/4 & 3/8 oz in three colors black-n-blue, black neon, & coontail.

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I think that it is possible to go nuts and over sort jigs.  I am more of a jig & soft plastic guy and less of a skirted jig guy.  That being said, here is what is currently in the boat.  1 3700 size box for Bubba shaky heads ( 3/8 oz & up), 1 3700 box for shaky heads (5/16 & lighter).  There is a 3700 box for brush jig heads with fiber weed guards (a few 1/4, mostly 3/8 & half oz. different brands)  There are a few smaller 3600 size boxes for  Brewer Heads, Ned Rig heads, Wide Gap Brewer Heads.  There are a couple of 3600 size boxes for the Larew Biffle Heads and the other imitations in various weights, mostly 5/8 and 3/4.  There are 3 3600 size boxes for Football heads 2 for 3/4 oz heads and one for the rest of the various sizes.   There are waterproof 3640 boxes for regular size Eakins jig, Eakins Brush jigs, Heavy Eakins jigs, skirted 3/4 oz football jigs.   There are a few boxes for "assorted jigs" that don't exactly fit into any of the above categories, or they are overflow, because at some point I decided I needed more in the boat.  Don't forget the jika rigs,  I make my own, so I keep them in smaller 3500 size boxes separated by style & weight, so currently I have 7 or 8 boxes of those.

 

Most of these are jig heads, so I have lots of soft plastics to fit on these jigs.   These are carried in a soft canvas bag (or two).  This whole current  system is a testament to how you can sort stuff out on cold, windy, spring days, when your fishing truck is in the shop and you can't go fishing.  I am fairly certain that there were more than a few IPA's involved in this decision process as well.

 

Like I said in the first sentence, I think that it is possible to over sort jigs and jig heads.  All of the boxes are labeled (all 4 sides, top & bottom) with different colored duct tape cut to fit.  Duct tape seems to stick better than any other labeling system I've tried.   On the underneath side of the bin lid, there is a dry erase chart, listing what is in the different colored labels, and it is more or less up to date.  That saves a little bit of time digging in the boat bin, but I understand that once I have decided to dig into the boat bin, I am going to waste fishing time.

 

Last fall, when I did the Fishing for Freedom event at Truman Lake, my soldier co-angler was both amused and impressed with this level of organization.  Over the 2 day event, I managed to prove that level of organization didn't matter, that I could lead us to not catching fish no matter how organized/disorganized I was.

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This is just one of my jig boxes, I have 3 total. I usually try to organize them by color but I also put the ones I use the most in one box. This is that box, my favorites.

 

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WarEagle, are those jigs pictured predominantly Dirty jigs swim jigs in a finesse and flip/heavy swim head design? Looking good with the brand and color selections!

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I don't use a jig much but, I think I use a unique storage/organization method. Here it goes:

 

As a co-angler I use speed binders for my spinnerbaits and jigs.  This way can account for carrying them both, and keeping them organized and only sacrifice the space of 1 3700 box. (2 speed binders are the same size as 1 3700 box)

 

I found keeping them in their original packaging when I separate them into their bags in the binder helps keep the baits integrity.

It is also a good way quickly reorganize if I am going to a lake or river where I will need more fb-heads or flippin jigs.  

 

I don't put the jigs/spinners back in the bag until they are dry to prevent rust.  And if you use a speed binder for your spinnerbaits don't overjam your tackle bag or storage boxes.  The wires/blades will get bent to hell.  Other than that I found it to be a good system for fishing out of someone else's boat.

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WarEagle, are those jigs pictured predominantly Dirty jigs swim jigs in a finesse and flip/heavy swim head design? Looking good with the brand and color selections!

 

Yes most of my jigs are Dirty Jigs. None of them are the finesse swim jig though, I only use the regular swim jig and my favorite No Jack swim jig. I fish them on 50# braid 99% of the time as I'm usually swimming them through heavy grass.

 

I almost never swim the "Cali" style head, I use them for flipping and pitching. As a matter of fact I think only two jigs with that style head actually came from the Cali line, the rest are from the no jack flip line. I much prefer the swimming style head for any type of swim jig duties but they aren't offered in weights above half ounce so I had to go with the Cali swim jig to get a three quarter ounce head for this particular instance.

 

There are a few other brands mixed in there, some Strike King Hack Attack jigs, two different size PJ's jig, and there's a Jackall Spade jig in there somewhere.

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