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Missile Jigs Ike’s Micro Jig 3/16 oz precise weight?

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Good evening,

Would anyone know the exact weight of a Missile Jigs Ike’s Micro Jig 3/16 oz? 

Thanks a lot in advance

Cheers

 

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As with any casting, there's going to be variations in the weight. I don't know what the tolerance mark they've set is, but all the jigs will be within that tolerance value.

 

3/16 is .1875oz - if the tolerance is 10% then the weight could be anywhere from .16875oz to .20625oz. You'd have to weigh each jig to find it's exact weight, and every jig in a package could be different.

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It would still be pretty close to the stated weight.

I m asking because I ve weighed a couple jigs (another brand) that were close to almost twice the stated weight, consistantly.

So I was wondering if it was common practice - maybe just weighing the head and not taking into account the hook and skirt...

 

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IIRC the weight is for the lead and hook only. The skirt would be in addition to the 3/16 stated weight.

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I have weighed several jig brands over the years and they vary greatly between brands, buy don't vary within the same brand. The weight is probably based on a plain jig with a hook and without a skirt. The only way to know for sure is to weigh them using a gram scale. I would think a 3/16 oz would be fairly accurate. I have weighed 3/8 oz jigs that weighed over 1/2 oz and 1/2 oz less then 3/8 oz, 3/4 oz that was close to 5/8 oz for examples. My own 1/2 oz jig is 1/2 oz with Eagle Claw 4/0 #530 hook and 7/16 oz with Gamakstsu 5/0 #114 hook, that I use now, the weight difference is the hook material and wire size is lighter.

Tom

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I'm just a dumb Cajun but the mold for a 3/16 oz jig head holds 3/16 oz of lead.

 

The weed guard, hook, shirt, & band are additional weight.

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Don't know the weight of that particular bait, but baits do vary quite a bit from stated weight. Ultimately the actual weight isn't as important as how the particular bait casts and it's sink rate. With experience, one can look at a bait made of lead and have a good idea of both. As an example the SK 3/16 spinnerbait is almost identical to a Booyah 5/16 one. 

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So for a spincasted bait like SK or the other major manufacturers if a bait is listed as 3/16oz that is just the lead. This is how they do it for consistency  of manufacturing. Now if someone is hand pouring I would say 10% variance is accurate.

 

Allen

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A 1/8 oz Bitsy Bug Mini jig weighs 6.65 grams (0.235 oz), which is between 3/16 and 1/4 oz... (1/8 oz = 3.5 grams).

A rather big difference (I actually like it this way, as all I have to do to get it a tad bit heavier is coil some thin lead wire)

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1 minute ago, Maw69 said:

A 1/8 oz Bitsy Bug Mini jig weighs 6.65 grams (0.235 oz), which is between 3/16 and 1/4 oz... (1/8 oz = 3.5 grams).

A rather big difference.

As mentioned already, the hook, skirt, weed-guard and everything else - including the paint - other than the lead add to the weight. So ya, a 1/8 oz jig with those add-ons (necessary as they are) would weigh more.

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Right. It would be nice if the manufacturers indicated the weight of the completed jig, as it comes out of the box/bag...

On light tackle, with the weight of a trailer added (rarely mentioned either) it can make a difference.

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13 hours ago, Maw69 said:

Right. It would be nice if the manufacturers indicated the weight of the completed jig, as it comes out of the box/bag...

On light tackle, with the weight of a trailer added (rarely mentioned either) it can make a difference.

Yes, it can make a difference, but often because LMB guys put the carriage before the horse. Find the lure for the job, then pick the line, rod and reel that best deliver that lure to the target. It weighs what it weighs.

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31 minutes ago, reason said:

Find the lure for the job, then pick the line, rod and reel that best deliver that lure to the target. It weighs what it weighs.

 

That's how it's done!

 

My flipping-n-pitching stick is rated for lures 3/8-1 oz.

 

That's Jig-n-Craw or Texas Rigs 1/4-3/4 oz. 😉

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2 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

That's how it's done!

 

My flipping-n-pitching stick is rated for lures 3/8-1 oz.

 

That's Jig-n-Craw or Texas Rigs 1/4-3/4 oz. 😉

Yeah, now if you only stopped talking about cold water winter fishing, we might be fishing buddies...  :)

Sorry about that Saints thing, I would be fit to be tied if that was my team. That non-call was total BS.

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15 hours ago, Maw69 said:

Right. It would be nice if the manufacturers indicated the weight of the completed jig, as it comes out of the box/bag...

On light tackle, with the weight of a trailer added (rarely mentioned either) it can make a difference.

For most jigs I have found that with a "average" sized trailer to mach the jig size, the total lure weight will be a little less than double the published lure weight.  

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1 hour ago, fishwizzard said:

For most jigs I have found that with a "average" sized trailer to mach the jig size, the total lure weight will be a little less than double the published lure weight.  

As long as a double scotch is still 2 oz, I'll take your word for it... :) 

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8 minutes ago, reason said:

As long as a double scotch is still 2 oz, I'll take your word for it... :) 

2oz would not get you a very good tip, surely a single is atleast 1.5oz? 

 

I am crazy enough keep a scale on my tackle bench but not crazy enough to bring a jigger out with me drinking. 

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2 hours ago, fishwizzard said:

For most jigs I have found that with a "average" sized trailer to mach the jig size, the total lure weight will be a little less than double the published lure weight.  

Good tip. It gives you a rough idea when you decide to order some jigs online without having been able to weigh them beforehand. 

I agree with the selection of the lure coming first, it is true for all types of fishing -for hunting too, you choose your bullets/cartridges according to the type of game you’re after, and pair the ammunition with the right gun. It is common sense indeed.

Problem is being sure of the specs advertised. Seems vital to me. 

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Some additional info, just for the sake of contributing, or for those who only have one rod and have to order online:

actual weight of 3/16 oz Bitsy Bug Mini jig out of the box: 8.7 grams.

Cheers

 

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14 minutes ago, Maw69 said:

Some additional info, just for the sake of contributing, or for those who only have one rod and have to order online:

actual weight of 3/16 oz Bitsy Bug Mini jig out of the box: 8.7 grams.

Cheers

 

So just under 5/16 total - add a trailer to that and you're close to 1/2 oz - give or take a bit.

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When you buy a jig by the package weight 3/16 that is what the item should weight, what you add to the jig obviuosly increases the weight. 

The op simply asked what is the precise weight; 8.7 grams or .307 oz., 40% heavier then packaged advertised weight. 

Tom

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It is 1/16 Courics according to the European Fecal Standards and Measurements Instititute.

 

Allen

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I wouldn’t go as far as dropping to the conclusion that the Bitsy Bug Mini is crap. Ahahah

South Park should be outlawed. How dare they make fun of the Old Continent a great many of us ,soggy shrubs, originate from :))

 

 

 

 

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When you see a 3/16oz jig or a 3/8oz jig, it is just referring to the head size.

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