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Ned Rig With 1/24th Oz. Round Ball Jig Head Option

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For interested Ned Rig users - I've been experimenting with a either half a Zinkerz or a Finesse TRD secured with 1 drop of super glue gel using 1/24th oz. round ball jig with a 'Lil Nasty #4 or #2 hook size , #6 lb. FC leader (6') #8 lb. PP Braid mainline , 7 ML spinning rod and 2500 series Daiwa .

 

*The result is a little slower glide than using the same set up with a 1/16th ~ 1/15th oz. jig head and with slightly less feel while fishing it at or near the bottom .

 

I find 1/32nd oz. jig heads to be too light with a half a Zinkerz and not quite heavy enough to keep a Finesse TRD down well . I will also note that while using the 1/24th oz. jig head I have not got hung up in any rocks with a Ned rig  (which has happened to me using a 1/16th oz. jig head ) .

 

With the above said , my Ned rig jig head sizes are now : 1/24th oz. , 1/16th ~ 1/15th oz. ,  3/32nd oz. and occasionally a 1/10th oz. ~ 1/8th oz. under special circumstances which may / may not include a Big TRD ... At any rate - just another Ned rig  jig head weight option to consider between that 1/32nd oz. (which I consider border line too light) and 1/16th oz. jig head sizes to dial in that sought after,  alluring , TRD / half Zinkerz fall rate .

 

P.S. I'm happy for those who have used and prefer to continue using a 1/6th oz. ~ 1/5th oz. Ned rig jig head - I'm just operating in a different Ned rig space is all ...

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Never even heard of that size. Thanks for the tip!  Looking at eBay, it looks like you can get 25 or 50 pks for $10 or so. Excellent deal 

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I believe I got a 50 or 100 pack (I forget) but do know it had the #2 or #4 size  'Lil Nasty Eagle Claw Hook (either will work for a TRD) . A drop of super glue gel after rigging straight and you are  set . I even powder coat mine or use finger nail polish to add a little color or contrast . Also , I don't know if it's the weight or that the TRD is slightly larger than the 1/24th ball head jig - but I never get hung up in the rocks , rip rap , etc. anymore . Lastly , the 'Lil Nasty hook is a quality hook for the Ned rig - just reel set and ease the rod back .

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