Jump to content

Jig Heads Cost Me Two Flatties


Recommended Posts

Fishing the Hacking today I used a new batch of Berkley 1/32 jig heads. I was fishing flats and with the wind behind me the smaller size was pefect.

Unfortunately the first hook up lasted only till the first head shake and I wound in an empty line. Expecting to find a chewed piece of leader I instead found my loop knot still intact. Obviously the line had pulled through the gap in the jig eye.

On the next one I squeezed the eye tighter with pliers and rerigged. Next drift I hooked up on a nice flattie and when I got him to the boat he gave one last shake and I ended up with the same result, loop knot intact and no fish.

Needless to say those jigheads have found their way into the bin.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yea, there is no need for the loop knot, the flatties are coming back aren't they. Well done as i have read some stuff that you have been saying and you haven't had much luck with the soft plastics.

I like to use Gama jigheads or TT jigheads.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Use a uni knot to the jighead

I agree with andrew but 1 thing else try and keep your lizards head underwater until you have it netted as they wont thrash there head around at all and you wont be loosing fish or jigheads. :1fishing1:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...