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I've been using Mike's jigs for a couple years now and the selection seems to have exploded.  I spend hours on the website trying to pick and choose jigs, but I find myself constantly looking at the differences between the different styles.  Anyone else find themselves scratching their heads?  What would be awesome is some sort of comparison chart that details the different jigs and their purpose.  I start to get lost now in arky, grid iron, dredge, dock rocker, etc selection. 

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Well, I think I have a selection of all his jigs, not every color, but every style.                                      

.My three favorites are the Grid Iron, Football and Swim Jig.  I think most                                        

 people would consider the Dredge or Arky his best all-around jigs.

 

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The different colors are amazing.  Through different conversations I've settled on the brush and football jigs in the dredge series.   Swim jigs and the finesse have also made their way into the box. 

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Hopefully mike will chime in and set us straight, but my understanding is the differences have to do with combinations that can be made from variation in the type of hook (Mustad ultra point, Owner deep throat, Owner with the cutting point), the type of head (brush, football, arky, swim etc.), and the skirt (number of strands, silicone vs. rubber). I know the supreme jigs use mustad hooks, the dredge jigs use deep throat hook, for instance.

I use the brush and grass/punch jigs mostly as I'm usually pitching to targets or swimming them through/over grass.  I don't use football heads much as I rarely fish rock. Just got some dock-rockers in my last order, but I won't get to try them until spring -- I expect they'll fish a lot like the brush jigs, but should skip particularly well, being based on an arky design.

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I pretty much stick to the Dredge series. I primarily use the Dredge Football, Dredge Brush, and Dredge Arkie. 

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I've struggled trying to figure out the deal with his jigs for a while as well.  

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He gives you the option for pretty much any combination which is why there are so many styles available.  If you're not sure what to start with, the Supreme category seems like the base model with the others being 'upgrades'.  Pick a main category, pick a head, pick a color...

In general, Arky and Bullet heads are very universal, either will work in just about any scenario.  I really like his Dock Rocker (very similar to an Arky) and Bullet heads.  I also like the Deep Throat hook option (Dredge series).  

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I just recently made my first purchase with seibert outdoors. Out of the jigs I got, I like the big o dredge jig. The jig is a monster and has a unique deep throat hook. I do however agree that the shopping experience of the site is difficult. 

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I'm planning on staying with the Dredge brush jigs. Love those things. 

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The round or ball head bass jig known as a Doll fly is the first jig I remember using, still a very good head design for application not needing a weed gaurd.

The Arkie head was the first jig to a 60 degree bend jig hook to allow space for a weed gaurd, dates somewhere back into the early 60's. The most popular jig design today for fishing all types of cover.

The football head was a elongated round or ball head jig, my first football head jig dates back to the large 50's. The football was designed to go through rocks and has become popular again when angler "discovered" the football keeps the hook upright when dragging the jig along bottom structure.

Stand up head dates back to the early 70's, made popular by Bobby and Garry Garland out west with spider grubs fished in deep structured lakes. 

Brush gead, a heavier version of the stand up head, adding a weed guard and recessed hook eye. The brush gead has become popular and can be used anywhere the Arkie head is used, doesn't skip as easy as the flattened bottom Arkie head.

Fish head jig or Snooty head designed for swimming the jig.

Bullet head jig, original swim jig design or grass head jig.

Dart gead, designed for swimming soft plastic worms.

Shaky head, modified round or ball head with a flatten bottom and spring/ post the attached a soft plastic worm.

I can't determine any differences with Sieberts jigs in regards to the jig head designs; 

Arkie, Brush, Fish head, Bullet heads. Siebert offers premium hooks and custom skirts at reasonable prices.  The various names may be used to distinguish hook type, weed gaurd and skirt design.

Tom

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I am a big fan of Mike's products and services but I will agree that I think a bit of clarity needs to be added to the site.

Most of the the Jig descriptions are virtually identical which can make selection/decisions difficult.

 

If under each jig description he could add:

Hook guage: fine/medium/stout/xtra stout

Hook style/brand: Mustad/Round bend or Ownder/deepthroat or etc

Performance based Ideal cover: Rocks/wood/weeds/all/etc

 

A little clarity will go a long way I think. This is meant to be completely constructive, I love SO!

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This is exactly the sort of feedback I was looking for with this. I had thought of just shooting Mike an email but thought I'd see if other folks had the same thoughts first.

Hopefully we can figure some sort of guide out because I know I'm ordering a bunch of Siebert jigs before spring.

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Learning about the attributes of all the applications gets frustrating, especially for a beginner jig user. But the website is a lot better than it was.  I still wish that if you clicked on a color it would magnify it like you can do on TW when you click on a specific bait.

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 I see many topics come along about selecting the correct jig head for a certain situation or just all around use.  There are many factors in this like structure, bottom composition and overall preferences from the individual fisherman.  To make things easier here is a base guideline that should help out on picking a jig to match the conditions.  Many types and styles will cross into different structures and  work in most cases and some really shine in a specific use.  Here is a good way to save some time and pick the right head that will do well in these conditions.

 

Brush Jig

 

The Brush jig is a great all around jig style.  Personally one of my favorites that I fish.  This jig functions well in the brush, does well in rock, and light weeds.  It also sits the trailer and falls at about a 45 deg angle that has the trailer pointed up. 

 

Football Jig

 

The good ol football jig.  This jig head design works great in rock, ledge fishing, or dragging.  Some even use them in brush.  The wide football head style runs well through the rock and is very stable from rolling over. 

 

Arky Jig

 

Arky jigs are a proven design that is very versatile.   The Arky jig works good in rock, light weeds, brush, and even skips.  It is truly a great all around jig for many applications.

 

Roundball Jigs

 

A roundball jig,  typically is fished with a finesse skirt on it produces a small profile jig for finicky fish.  The round ball jig is a well rounded style that fishes good in pretty much all scenarios except weeds.  This jig is one that i resort too when the fishing gets tough and the bite is real light. 

 

Punching jigs/Grass Jigs

 

This is a jig that makes a great cross between grass fishing in thick weeds in heavy weights to swimming.  Its more cone styled head pulls through weeds will less resistance then any other head style above.  If your looking to fish heavy weeds with a jig a cone/bullet styled head tends to be the best for minimum weeds.

 

Swim Jig

 

The good ol swim jig is a very versatile design and is generally made to mimic baitfish.  This design can be fished in pretty much all structures but is best when swimming, light weeds, weedlines,  or small rocks, and laydowns.    If you cut the skirt it also makes a great finesse jig like the roundball jig.  These style jigs have really become popular in the last several years. 

 

 

I hope this helps in decoding the jig head. There are many styles and many opinions on jigs and how they should be fished. Use this as a base line and grow your technique from there.  

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Happy New Year everyone! 

Thank you all for sharing you concerns. In 2015 we have made some extensive changes as pointed out.   Going forward for 2016 we will be making many more changes.  One of the biggest changes will be simplifying selections to make it easier for all customers.  Some products will be consolidated into one group. For instace. The Big O and Gridirons will become one type.  The next big change will be the descriptions will be changed or modified to better help on selecting the appropriate jig. Unfortunately with the amount of colors we offer i can not have a zoom feature unless i cut the colors down to 10 total.  I wish I could have  the zoom.  

As you may have noticed we have started a custom jig section and made  it easier to purchase quickly some styles.  This will also be expanded.

 These changes will take some time to complete. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pm me.

The biggest difference in all of our jig types  are the hooks.  Supreme uses Mustad Ultra Points.  Big O, Grid Iron,   Storm all use Owner xxx strong round bends. Dredge uses the Owner deep throat hooks.  Which has become some of my best sellers.  

Thank you. 

 

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