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Free Style Jigging? I thought that was a dance.

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I'm perusing my latest BPS catalog and there on the Extreme rods page is a rod with this mondo screw on adaptor, extension handle that's supposed to be used for the latest rave in fishing...

"FreeStyle Jigging"

:-?

OK, I don't have a clue, I later find some Freestyle jigging spoons back in the lure section.  What am I missing out on here?  Does anyone have any info on this technique?  I've googled up Freestyle jigging and all I get is links to rods but nothing about the technique.  Can anyone out there clue me in?

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Kind of sounds like the P-rig, it's kind of a cross between a T-rig, C-rig and a dropshot-rig. It's the next BIG innovation in selling bass fishing magazines, rods, reels & lures. If you would like to place an advance order for any of these ground breaking fishing gizmos, just send a blank check to ME.  ;) ;D

Ronnie

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Actually, it is a saltwater technique using large bar-style jigging spoons with free swinging hooks.  There are entire systems designed around this technique, especially by Shimano.

The better known term is Butterfly jigging.

Brad

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Actually, it is a saltwater technique using large bar-style jigging spoons with free swinging hooks.  There are entire systems designed around this technique, especially by Shimano.

The better known term is Butterfly jigging.

Brad

Looking at the jigging spoons, I'm not getting the reason for the free swinging hooks at all.  I could forsee a SW fish big enough to inhale the entire thing into it's mouth and then the hooks catch inside the mouth but it seems to me on a smaller fish like the LM bass, the hooks would likely only catch the fish on the outside of the mouth.

As for the rod, I can also see why SW guys would want the rod set up like that, with the weight of the spoons those guys need to reach depths beyond 100ft along with factors like current down that deep, the thought of jigging a spoon in the 2-3oz range is already causing my wrists to throb.  

I really don't see where this is any type of technique better suited than the ol jigging spoon we currently use.

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Just another variation of the spoon that someone caught a few fish with.

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In saltwater when you're jigging a spoon that can weigh a whole lot the free swinging hooks supposedly really do help keep fish on as they can't use the weight of the jig to throw the hooks. I don't know why you'd need it for small 1/2-1oz bass spoons though. I agree seems like it wouldn't help much.

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