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Need help: Finesse Jigs w/ quality hooks

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I've been doing really good lately fishing slow moving baits in cold water temperature (water temp ~50-58 F). My preferred baits have been 3/16oz Bitsy Bugs with Ultravibe craws and 5/16 Booyah finesse jugs with the same trailer. However, I've lost quite a few big fish due to poor hook quality. Yesterday I lost my PB because the Bitsy Bug hook straightened out!  ;) Sooo....

I want to find a few jigs in the 3/16oz - 5/16oz range with GOOD quality hooks. Price is not an issue. Hand tied preferably.

Which would you recommend?

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What type of rod and line are you using?

All my finesse applications are fished on:

Powell 702C

PowerPro 10lb test w/ 20 lb fluorocarbon leader (about 16" long)

The jig I'm looking for needs to be:

1) 3/16oz -5/16oz (3/16 if possible)

2) Jig head profile needs to be pointy (similar to swim-jig head profile) to rip through weeds. I usually stay away from football head.

3) The skirt needs to be mostly round rubber (90%) and the rest sylicone. No mylar.

What do you guys think about River2Sea Junk Grenades?

http://www.***.com/descpageJIGR2S-RSJG.html

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What type of rod and line are you using?

All my finesse applications are fished on:

Powell 702C

PowerPro 10lb test w/ 20 lb fluorocarbon leader (about 16" long)

The jig I'm looking for needs to be:

1) 3/16oz -5/16oz (3/16 if possible)

2) Jig head profile needs to be pointy (similar to swim-jig head profile) to rip through weeds. I usually stay away from football head.

3) The skirt needs to be mostly round rubber (90%) and the rest sylicone. No mylar.

What do you guys think about River2Sea Junk Grenades?

http://www.***.com/descpageJIGR2S-RSJG.html

Why in the world are you using 20# flouro for a finesse jig???  :-?  I think this might be your problem.  I think you should fix your setup before you go blaming your jig hook.  Finesse jigs have "Finesse" hooks so your drag should be adjusted to compensate for that.  That is just my .02 cents.

I use 20# braid with a 6-10# flouro leader for all my finesse jigging.  Usually a round ball head around 3/16-7/16 and a light wire hook.

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What type of rod and line are you using?

All my finesse applications are fished on:

Powell 702C

PowerPro 10lb test w/ 20 lb fluorocarbon leader (about 16" long)

The jig I'm looking for needs to be:

1) 3/16oz -5/16oz (3/16 if possible)

2) Jig head profile needs to be pointy (similar to swim-jig head profile) to rip through weeds. I usually stay away from football head.

3) The skirt needs to be mostly round rubber (90%) and the rest sylicone. No mylar.

What do you guys think about River2Sea Junk Grenades?

http://www.***.com/descpageJIGR2S-RSJG.html

Why in the world are you using 20# flouro for a finesse jig??? :-? I think this might be your problem. I think you should fix your setup before you go blaming your jig hook. Finesse jigs have "Finesse" hooks so your drag should be adjusted to compensate for that. That is just my .02 cents.

I use 20# braid with a 6-10# flouro leader for all my finesse jigging. Usually a round ball head around 3/16-7/16 and a light wire hook.

I fish all finesse jigging in and around structure (stumps, weeds, lily pads). Therefore 20 lb fluoro.

And common sense tells me 16 inches of 20 lb fluoro does not have a lot less stretch than 10 lb fluoro. It's only a short leader when you compare it to the braid.

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PowerPro 10lb test w/ 20 lb fluorocarbon leader (about 16" long)

Are you using 10lb diameter or 10lb test?  It you're using 10lb test why would you use a 20lb leader (abrasion resistance?)?

You setting the hook super hard?  You don't have to use a monster hookset with braid.  Braid doesn't stretch like mono so the hook set does not need to be nearly as hard.

Is your drag tightened down as far as possible?  Do you know what it is set at?

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Speed-call me if ya want to try these- they are the New EVO2 Jigs-they are the finesse models with strong hooks-They just finished production- just took a pic with my camera phone- 732-780-7383

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Speed-call me if ya want to try these- they are the New EVO2 Jigs-they are the finesse models with strong hooks-They just finished production- just took a pic with my camera phone- 732-780-7383

I'm still waiting for mine that were supposed to be in the mail a month ago after having hook issues...thanks for backing up your subpar product with great customer service..... :;)

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