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Any particular shaky head design better when fishing areas with small to mid size rocks (fist to basketball size)?  Struggling to find a head that doesn't spend most of its time hung up in between the rocks.  Tried several kinds but must be missing something.

Appreciate any suggestions as to what has worked for you....   

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Unfortunately all the shakey head styles get stuck in rocks pretty easily. I’ve tried all styles. Going lighter has been more effective as to avoid getting stuck for me. 

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We sell quite a few Mega Strike Shaky heads and also our Dredge Shaky.  They both work really well.

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9 minutes ago, Kidflex said:

Unfortunately all the shakey head styles get stuck in rocks pretty easily. I’ve tried all styles. Going lighter has been more effective as to avoid getting stuck for me. 

That was my thought also, maybe I am too heavy especially in the shallower water I am targeting. 

I found a specific jig that hangs up much less in that environment , was hoping a change in head style would do the trick but maybe it is a weight issue....  

Thank you to all who chimed in, I appreciate it!!

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Visualize what the jig is doing. You are shaking the jig into every nook and cranny between the rocks and expecting it not to hang up. The only way that can happen is you don't let it fall on slack line inbetween shaking. Lighter weights sink slower but if you let it fall on slack line into crevices it will hang up when you pull the line tight without finessing it.

Forget trying to cast a shaky head on slack line in rip rap rocks, vertical works better.

Try using 1/8 oz with 6" worm. You can add a few strands of living rubber legs or whiskers about 1" long through the nose end for bumpers.

Tom 

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A lighter football shakyhead has been the best way to avoid snags for me. I rarely go heavier than 1/8oz. 

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My most snag free approach incorporates a light-weight jighead with the line tie coming from the nose of the head (a la Brewer's Spider head); buoyant line (Fireline with a nylon leader); and an upward, hopping, pendulum retrieve; rod tip high, never dragging the bait.

 

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I go weightless near any rip rap 

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The football shaped shaky head work better for me around rocks than the ball head ones do.  However, I seldom worry about that because (a) I carry LOTS of shaky heads and (b) once the bait is stuck, the cast is ruined anyway, move the boat, get on top & slightly behind the bait and a little nudge and it almost always comes out.

 

Tournament situation - different story - break of & retie ASAP.

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I don't understand the physics or the 'why', but the Owner Ultrahead Finesse Ball Head handles rocks very well for me, as does the spider head suggested above by @OkobojiEagle

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16 hours ago, OkobojiEagle said:

My most snag free approach incorporates a light-weight jighead with the line tie coming from the nose of the head (a la Brewer's Spider head); buoyant line (Fireline with a nylon leader); and an upward, hopping, pendulum retrieve; rod tip high, never dragging the bait.

 

oe

The Slider head does excellent in the rocks, but like OE stated, the retrieve isn't exactly what most are looking for in a shakyhead type presentation. In really snaggy rocks, it may be one of the only presentations that works effectively though. 

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