Jig Head Weights | The Ultimate Guide

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Take a look at some jig head features and how to make them work for you

If not, then you are doing something wrong ” While I will admit that this is not the best way to teach a 7 year old how to fish a jig, the words hold true

There are many factors to consider including what you choose to decorate the jig, head weight, hook type, color and more

For me the first thing when choosing the right jig for a given situation (species, location, style of fishing, etc) is to choose the right style of head or the shape of the lead around the front of the jig the size and type of collar

Also called a round-head jig, this is a good standard, almost do-it-all style of jig

This is a style of jig head that is used in salt water, shallow and deep water

Ball jigs are a good choice whether you plan to add a rubber tail of some sort or add animation

When I used to target largemouth bass on the river near where I grew up, I always took jigs when pushing shiners or fish to tire bronzebacks

In the salt, they work equally well to fold the curved tail, the body of the shad or the skinned plastic for meaty fish species

With the weight centered in the curve of the hook towards the front of the jig, it has a tendency to cast well and sink quickly while providing stability and durability

The shape of the banana head jig allows it to be easily flipped and passed over details such as stones, therefore this has become a popular style for diners to use as a jig for guests

The forward-facing position of the jig also allows it to sink very nose-first providing impressive darting action when paired with a thin, soft plastic

This head style comes in many variations including an extra long nose for added weight

I have seen these jigs over 32 ounces, designed for deep water lures and halibut hunters

They have also become very popular in recent years with custom bucktail manufacturers producing high-quality jigs for both sea and boat anglers

The rounded head is very good at casting or spinning over snags, especially important when working on rock formations

They cut into the water allowing true swimming on the troll or by casting, and they can be decorated with soft plastic or tied with natural or artificial fibers of your choice

Another style of head with different names expressing the same shape, I have also seen these called flat-jigs

The good thing about these heads is that there is less water resistance so it takes a little more weight to get down to the bottom than a wider head style

Because of this, they work very well when working in deep water areas both from the ship and from the shore

I know many veterans who prefer this style of head in places like the Cape Cod Canal and the main crossings and exits that line the Striper Beach

This style of head has also been successfully used by tog jiggers

This is a style of jig head whose most common name is actually that of one of its most popular manufacturers: Spro

The secret to this style of jig head, which has made it so effective and popular, is in the center scale

Small jigs can be used in finesse applications under a bobber or on shallow water, while saltwater anglers know this style of jig as an absolutely killer jig for the likes of fluke and smallmouth bass sea

Further, most jig heads produced with small-head have real scales, eyes, gills and other important features to help seal the deal on gamefish

This is a popular style of jig head for those looking to deliver soft plastics—especially shad bodies—in deep water

The forward weight, lateral design provides less water resistance on the drop so less weight is needed to go deep

The horizontal sections also provide a stable swim, cutting through the water and letting the attached soft plastic work its magic

I like to trim my soft plastics to fit the back of the jig head for a smooth, smooth look

This is probably more important to me than the fish, but it has served me well for many years

For years this has been the go-to jig head style for striped bass

Whether it’s deployed on a 3-way rig for deep-water bass held in a rip or cast from shore into foamy water or out, countless numbers of bass have been caught on Smilin’ Bills over the years

The “face” of the jig features a wide profile, which many feel provides a swimming action not seen in other jigs

This mouth, with the raised eyes that are often seen can be painted in different colors to the main head for even better, fish-attracting characteristics

The Smilin’ Bill is generally tied with some type of hair (real or synthetic) on its flashy collar to further emphasize the lure of the jig

When discussing head types, the type of collar displayed on a given jig should also be considered

Most types of collars, or leads where the hook comes out of the head, are pretty straightforward in their use and application

A collar is generally preferred when mounting a soft rubber on a jig

The barb or spike is meant to bite the rubber and hold it in place

Some jigs have multiple barbs to increase the safety of the soft plastic

A flash collar is generally featured on a jig with some type of hair (natural or synthetic) tied over the lead

The gap between the head and the flash allows the thread to be tied around the hair to secure it to the jig

They are also sometimes used on jig heads that are meant to skin nuts or completely

A jig head without a collar is used in situations where there is some type of bait on the jig hook

The lack of a collar allows for a clean presentation, and some believe that the collar can get in the way of a long hook set in the fish’s mouth

Many jigs intended for blackfish feature a reduction or even complete elimination of the collar for this reason

Rigid jig heads are also used in good conditions where a small amount of hair is tied directly to the hook

Much like necklaces, ring necklaces are meant to use soft plastics

On some jigs the ring has a sharp point to the nose of the jig to help it bite into soft plastic, and some jigs feature a series of rings for added bite

Do you know if the right size and weight can produce more fish easily?

If you are not sure that the jig is perfect or what to throw in the water, you should check the weight of the jig below

Different jig head weights for the same jig head can change the drop rate

And a good fishing strategy depends on this value

Check the chart and find the correct jig weight for fishing or saltwater

Jig Head Weight Chart

If you have a better idea of ​​the jig size chart, you should have a better idea of ​​the jig weight

The best idea generally helps you to make a better strategy to get more fish production

Standard jig head sizes for ball jigs range from 3/8 -1 oz

A heavy jig is sufficient when reaching the water depth according to your needs

But a general rule of thumb is 1/8 ounce for every 10 feet of water

Jig weight affects the rate of fall speed

Some places or days the fish will eat slowly

In this case, success depends on going with a light jig weight that you can find a way with control of the presentation pleasure

Here is a heavy jig that sinks quickly into the bottom which wakes up the fish and causes a reaction

Using the correct weight on the right jig is very important to get close to the bottom with the strike zone with the direct bottom technique

Let’s see a chart of the weight of the jig head that affects the sinking of the bait in different areas!

Jig Head WeightTime to sink 100 feet in freshwater/salt water1/64 oz28-seconds1/32 oz24-seconds1/16 oz22-seconds 1/8 oz20-seconds ¼ to ½ oz16-seconds1 to 3 oz to 12-6 seconds seconds

It doesn’t matter that you have to buy only the specific jig for the intended weight

Choose from a few different heavy duty gyms that you may need right now

You can use them for your finds where a heavy or heavy weight will help you catch fish

You need to consider the different bait drop times for different types of jigs

We hope these will help you get a better understanding of jig weights and their fall time

Now it is up to you which one is suitable for fishing

What Is The Best Jig Head Weight Or Size?

Let’s say you want to know the best jig size for deep water

We want to talk about the bass guitar for the best overall performance

Different types of bass jigs are built to handle different conditions from open to shallow water areas that can start from three feet to fifty feet deep

But the best size and weight of the jig really depends on your style and technique

Here we chart the different types of bass jig head weight with sink time:

The jig weight chart above describes the recommended weight for the most important bass jig with sinking time

From this, you can decide what you actually need to improve your fishing goals

Importance of Jig Head Weight

The weight of the Jig head is very important to improve the fishing balance

However, the behavior of the fish can be completely changed from time to time

And for this reason, you must have a good idea about the jig size and weight parameters

Finally, we hope this article is very useful when you are eagerly waiting for the perfect jig weight chart

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