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Hippy jigs, Premier jigs, pro series, pro finesse jigs... What's the difference?

I can see that they're mostly differently shaped. Like the finesse jigs have a the skirt that goes over the head a bit.

But are there different uses for each body type? I read their descriptions for different types of heads but I'm confused on what the different shapes are for.

I appreciate the help.

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Sraight from the Northstar Website.

Any good Jig stats out with a good hook! Thats why we use the best hooks available in our Premier Series Jigs! The Owner Deep-throat hook has the super sharp Owner Cutting Point, made from carbon steel it is of lighter gauge then normal hooks of this strength which allows for better penetration on the hookset., while still being more than strong enough to hold that catch of a lifetime, Fish cannot throw this hook! The Jig head itself is powder coated, in up to 3 colors, then baked for durability, the weedguard is then epoxied into place insuring your weedguard is always straight. All of our Premier Series Jigs are made with the finest silicone skirt material, either in Living Image colors, or standard colors. The skirt is hand tied with wire for extra flair and long lasting durability! You can order your Premier Series jig with or without rattles set in a double rattle collar.

Premier series jigs are available in 3 different head designs, Alien, Arky, or Football. Each head is designed for a specific purpose, Alien Heads are the king of wood cover, the recessed line tie protects the knot around abrasive cover, while the wide boxy sides help the jig head deflect off of cover without getting hungup, all this and your trailer stands up off the bottom in that defensive posture everyone is looking for. While the Alien head is king of the brush it can also pull double duty as a flipping jig around heavy weedcover!The premier Arky head is the old reliable do everything jig, at home around wood, rocks, and weeds. The FootBall head is the perfect jig for sand, gravel and rock, at home dragging deep rock points and ledges.

The drop down menus next to your selected color will allow you to select the Head Size and weight of the Premier Series jig you choose!

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Yeah but what's a hippy jig?

Also does anyone have some color variation recommendations on northstar jigs?

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Hippy jig is essentialy a mop jig. Just got my order today. I like the fact that the skirts are tied on with wire. I have had good success with his bluegill swimjigs. I am sold on Buckeye mop jigs but I will be trying the hippy jigs this weekend.

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If the Arky Jig does it all, whats the point of having the other ones?

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If the Arky Jig does it all, whats the point of having the other ones?

I personally don't like Arkies around or in weeds, but I do like them around woody or rocky areas. The head is based around a 60* line tie hook which tends to hang the jig up in weeds. I prefer a jig head with a 30* or less line tie hook and a more bullet shaped head in weeds. I will use an arky early and late in the season or around sparse, weedy cover. I also really like arkies for drifting in current.

To really answer your question PondBoss, you can use any jig in any situation, but you have more options with jig head design for each situation which will make the day a little more enjoyable.

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Ha I feel like that's a little too far for me. I'd probably just go with Arkys because the lakes around me are very diverse in composition. I want to try some of those hippy jigs.

I'll be making an order soon.

Does anyone like using the finesse jigs? Are they just more compact?

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The finesse jig is more compact and is really a completely different profile and action then a regular jig. For me they are a staple in the summer, I catch more fish on a finesse jig in the heat of the summer then anything else.

To answer the question on the arky yes it can do it all, the Alien can to, but if you are fishing a weed choked area neither are my personal choice, the pro grass head is the best in the thick weeds, so yes besides like chunk rock or rip rap and heavy weeds those 2 jigs can do it all, the difference between the Arky and the Alien is the Alien has a 3x hook and is more suited for wood/ sparse weeds or weedlines (plus it stands up) The Arky has a regular wire hook and is better suited towards wood/ gravel.

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The finesse jig is more compact and is really a completely different profile and action then a regular jig. For me they are a staple in the summer, I catch more fish on a finesse jig in the heat of the summer then anything else.

To answer the question on the arky yes it can do it all, the Alien can to, but if you are fishing a weed choked area neither are my personal choice, the pro grass head is the best in the thick weeds, so yes besides like chunk rock or rip rap and heavy weeds those 2 jigs can do it all, the difference between the Arky and the Alien is the Alien has a 3x hook and is more suited for wood/ sparse weeds or weedlines (plus it stands up) The Arky has a regular wire hook and is better suited towards wood/ gravel.

If it can do it all, why does it do nothing? Or are you trying to say the Arky can do it all, but it's just not your first choice for any application?

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If it can do it all, why does it do nothing? Or are you trying to say the Arky can do it all, but it's just not your first choice for any application?

PondBoss,

I look at arky heads like a crescent wrench. You can adjust it to suit any condition and get results, however, as the season progresses and those conditions change, you have other wrenches (jig head styles) to get the job done with more enjoyable results. You can still use an arky, but I personally would switch to something else.

Early and late in the season is where I use arkies. I personally don't think they can be beat. I'm sure other anglers here would prefer something else, but arkies in early and late season is my jig style of choice.

For your "snot grass" pond you frequent, I would highly recommend using the type of jig head River Rat316 recommended, the pro grass head. You'll still be picking up the grass in that pond, it's inevitable, but perhaps it won't be as frequent.

River Rat316, my apologies if I stepped on your toes on this.

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To be honest, I'm not even sure of the differences between jig heads. I try to keep it simple, find a color I like and or that I think will work add a matching trailer and flip it or swim it. I try to fish with this in mind....KISS (keep it simple stupid) ;) I am not trying to argue or pick fights, just unsure about the differences that head shapes make when it comes to different fishing applications.

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