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Just curious what everyone uses for their shaky head rigs. I have been using Spot Removers and the Robo Zippers alot but am looking for a head that may be a little less snaggy than the Spot Remover.

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5BL,

All the stand up jig heads with flat bottoms are going to want to snag. Try the Charlie Brewer slider in thicker cover. It's more weedless, shakes good, but is not a standup jig.  It's going to be hard to beat the Spot Remover. JMHO

Ronnie

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I've got a variety of heads, and have been experimenting with different styles.  One of my favorites has been the Bass Pro finesse football jighead.  I have only used it a handful of times, but like the way it is performing.

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Keep 'em coming,lots of good suggestions so far. I have been eyeing the Bite Me heads and mainly any head that has the screw. The spot remover pro models look interesting but I fish alot of rocks and that stand up style just hangs way too much for me.

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If you find a jighead that doesn't hang up in rocks, I sure hope you let the rest of us know what it is. ;) IMHO, the spot remover is as good as any in the rip-rap. I have been meaning to try some football styles, but my "BAIT MONKEY DEFENDER" program has defeated that urge so far. Also, I have had serious problems with football jigs in wood, and these are the places where the fish are in the reservoirs here. I can't afford to have my jig hang up in the best brushpile on a rip-rap bank.

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I also use those Spot Remover heads. I also like the Bite Me heads for swimming the bait. With all the hype about shaky head techniques, I sometimes have to remind myself how effective a bullet sinker and a regular t-rigged Robo can be. ;)

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I also use those Spot Remover heads. I also like the Bite Me heads for swimming the bait. With all the hype about shaky head techniques, I sometimes have to remind myself how effective a bullet sinker and a regular t-rigged Robo can be. ;)

Yeah,me too but swimming it is totally different than just letting it lay and shakin' it.....hence "shaky head". I like the spot removers around docks and such but I can go thru a whole pack on a long stretch of rip rap. Looks like I'm going to need a football type head.....the actual football head jigs I use are great in rocks,I may lose the stand-up quality however. Some 3X finesse worms will help that.

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I too like the spot remover heads.........but it is the only one I have tried so far. My favortie baits, are the zoom finnese worm, zoom trick worm, and have experimented with the zoom super fluke jr, and had good enough results to try it some more.

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Five Bass, I know this sounds crazy, but I've found that the trailer is more important than the jighead.

If the trailer is a 'high-floater' (eg. strike king 3x), it'll standup with practically any shape jighead (round, flat, pointed, etc)

If the trailer is not a high-floater (eg. trick worm), it'll eventually fall over on practically any jighead.

Roger

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i usually use the spot removers as well but sometimes will use a plain ball head jig and add a keeper myself.  i use the ones that are made to keep trailers on spinnerbaits and such and crimp them underneath the eye of the hook.  i picked up a few packs at Smith mountain boat and tackle outside of rocky mount but you can also get similar things at BPS etc.

as far as worms go i used to be a hardcore slim senko guy but now have been using a lot of roboworms and hand pours that i pour myself.  the ones i pour myself are similar in shape to a zoom finesse worm.  i havent given the 3x worms a full enough trial but they sure look good sticking straight up in the air like they do.  i usually only use them for crigs but am definitely going to experiment with them more next year.  anyone have any tips for getting them screwed on the keeper or is it just tricky with these worms.

matt

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I have been using a slyder head but here soon I will be making me some of these

See harshmans pics

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1167410506/14#14

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I'm in the camp that the trailer is what makes the difference in the 'stand-up'.  I often use the Tru-Turn Hitchhikers on a ball-head jig when I'm using a Trick worm, Jelly worm or a Davis Shaky worm (they float).  I believe it really extends the life of the worm.  If I am using 3X, I still use the ball-heads--generally Davis or Luck E Strike--but w/o the Hitchhiker.  They are a pain with 3X.

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Reaction Innovations Screwed-Up Jighead.

I bought some of them yesterday..... ;)

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Reaction innovations screwed-up jig heads is my choice. They are a little expensive. The only problem I have had with them is the spring keeper may break when landing a fish. In a tournament I don't care about the price of a jig head. I have never lost a fish on one because the keeper broke. They come in black and grn pmk.

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For something less snaggy than a Spot Remover or any Ball Head Jig I always go to a Spot Stalker. http://www.unclejosh.com/bassstalker/modules/cart/navigate.php/nav_id/73

It was designed by Triton Mike and it excels in grass, rocks and timber.

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Spot Remover jig head for me.....period.

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I've got a variety of heads, and have been experimenting with different styles. One of my favorites has been the Bass Pro finesse football jighead. I have only used it a handful of times, but like the way it is performing.

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i agree totally with you on this.

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Take a look at this http://www.conquistadortackle.com/ConquestJigPages/ShakyJigPage.html and tell me they do not look sick.  I am a big fan of the other Conquistador products.  I have not used these as of yet, but I will soon and let you know what the verdict is.  I have high hopes for them, as Joe's stuff has not let me down thus far.

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    Five Bass, I know this sounds crazy, but I've found that the trailer is more important than the jighead.

If the trailer is a 'high-floater' (eg. strike king 3x), it'll standup with practically any shape jighead (round, flat, pointed, etc)  

If the trailer is not a high-floater (eg. trick worm), it'll eventually fall over on practically any jighead.

Roger        

 The trailer is more important that the jig head

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