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Worm Weight Size for T-Rig w/Zoom Ol' Monster?

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I'm thinking I may fish some of my new jigs Texas style and just put a 10-1/2" Zoom Ol' Monster on the jig head with a bullet worm weight but I'm not sure what size weight you should use for various fishing scenarios? I've also seen the word "pegging" come into play when talking about T-rigs...what does that mean? I've also seen some people put small beads in between the worm weight and the knot on the hook while some don't...am i to assume this is personal preference or would a bead actually protect the knot and/or make sound to attract the bass?

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A little confused about what your asking in the beginning. My definition of a jig head is a hook with weight molded on at the top near the line tie. A Texas rig is a hook with a free sliding bullet weight on the line in front of hook. 

 

Now too your question about weight, I use as little weight as possible for the depth/cover I'm fishing. My average bullet weight is 3/16 and 1/4 oz. This applies to all plastics no matter the size. I go up and down with size depending on how deep I'm fishing or how windy it might be. I also use heavier weights if I'm trying to punch through vegetation.

 

Pegging the sliding bullet weight is done with rubber stops. Some call them bobber stops. They keep the weight from sliding up and down the line. 

 

Some also use beads in between the hook and weight. I don't do this but most say its for knot protection. The only time sound comes into play is if you use glass beads and normally a weight other than lead.(brass, SS, or tungsten). 

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I use 3/16 and  1/4 oz bullet weights for most of my Texas rigged worms from 6" to 12"

Occasionally will go up to 3/8 and 1/2 bullet weights in the wind with 13" Uptons Customs because of the diameter of this  worm is about 1/2", prefer a 1/4 oz.

I work big  T-rigged worms slowly crawling them along the bottom, up and over structure, it's time consuming and take patients, can't be in a hurry. 8mm glass faceted bead and painted weights similar colors as the worm. Hooks for 9" to 12" worms Owners #5103 size 4/0 or 5/0, 13" 6/0. 14 lb Sunline FC.

Tom

 

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23 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

A little confused about what your asking in the beginning. My definition of a jig head is a hook with weight molded on at the top near the line tie. A Texas rig is a hook with a free sliding bullet weight on the line in front of hook. 

Sorry, let me clear this up. I just ordered some *** jigs in 3/8oz. and 1/2oz. and planned on adding a bullet weight to them as well so I'm assuming if I'm doing that I already have the weight of the jig head and the lure so I probably will only need 3/16oz. or possibly 1/4oz. for the thick stuff right?

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You shouldn't need any weight in front of your jig head.. your jig head is your weight. Pick the desired weight jig and add your trailer.  A sliding bullet weight in front of your jig will not do much but snag more. 

 

The zoom ol monster is a good choice though. It's not just a big fish bait either I catch dinks with them regularly. I like 3/16 when rigging this particular worm . 

 

 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Brett's_daddy said:

Sorry, let me clear this up. I just ordered some *** jigs in 3/8oz. and 1/2oz. and planned on adding a bullet weight to them as well so I'm assuming if I'm doing that I already have the weight of the jig head and the lure so I probably will only need 3/16oz. or possibly 1/4oz. for the thick stuff right?

As yeajray231 said I wouldn't reccomend adding a bullet weight in front of a jig. They make pretty much any weight jig you need so get the ones you need and be done.  

 

I'm not sure how you plan to present this jig/worm combo but if your new to jig fishing in general I highly recommend reading the jig fishing sticky at the top of fishing tackle forum. Some really great info on there from some very experienced guys

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Pic 1 - jigs

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Pic 2 - TX rig 'pegged/unpegged'

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Almost anything you want to know is at your fingertips. 

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If I'm swimming a Monster, Anaconda or a Jelly Worm I peg a 1/8. 

If crawling or hopping I use an unpegged 3/16. (with a bead)

 

 

 

 

Mike

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The best sinker weight to use for any lure hinges on Lure Displacement, Water Depth

and whether you're looking for a Feeding Bite or Impulse Strike.

I guess I'm really saying that there is no one best sinker weight.

 

Roger

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5 hours ago, Brett's_daddy said:

Sorry, let me clear this up. I just ordered some *** jigs in 3/8oz. and 1/2oz. and planned on adding a bullet weight to them as well so I'm assuming if I'm doing that I already have the weight of the jig head and the lure so I probably will only need 3/16oz. or possibly 1/4oz. for the thick stuff right?

 

If you ordered ****** jigs then you didn't order from the right place, Siebert is the place from where to order.

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3 minutes ago, Raul said:

If you ordered ****** jigs then you didn't order from the right place, Siebert is the place from where to order.

I've ordered some from Mike as well...there ARE other good vendors out there though too so take off the blinders B).

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6 minutes ago, Brett's_daddy said:

I've ordered some from Mike as well...there ARE other good vendors out there though too so take off the blinders B).

 

Are those vendors BR members ? I'd rather purchase from a fellow BR member ( besides, Mike and I have been friends for many years ).

 

So, now back to your question: there is no right nor wrong answer about which size is best, it depends on many circumstances like cover, rate of fall, depth, wind strength, those are variables you need to take in consideration when selecting the size of your weight.

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24 minutes ago, Raul said:

Are those vendors BR members ? I'd rather purchase from a fellow BR member ( besides, Mike and I have been friends for many years ).

I'm not knocking Mike in any way, he has quality stuff and like i said I have bought some jigs from him before, I just decided to go with a different vendor this time who also has a very good reputation similar to Mike on another popular bass message board with equally passionate fans of his work. Variety is the spice of life :D.

 

I actually just saw some of the KVD tungsten worm weights on sale at my local Wal-Mart for $1 per pack so I'm going up tomorrow on my lunch break and buy them out...lol.

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