Awesome jigs for GOM tuna

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by moonsoft, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. moonsoft

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    Well I went on the scat cat 56 hour trip with a ton of these lil babies in my collection, didn't get much of a positive response from the fishermen on the forums, but after I landed 385 lb of blackfin on then I think most of them started to wonder where i got them and how to get them..

    when i told them i got 25 jogs for $99.00 (shipping included) i think they about passed out. these are not my jigs, just something I found that worked well and i wanted everyone to see it.

    eBay Store - FISHINCOMFORT: Butterfly Style Jigs, Hooks, Saltwater Bags Cases
     
  2. Mitchw123456

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    I was looking at those jigs the other day and they looked tempting
     

  3. BretABaker

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    theyre a copy of river2sea knife jigs. those jigs work well, no reason these wouldnt be good too.

    but i would be hesitant to advertise based on just blackfin, they love all jigs ;)

    thanks for the link though, those are good prices.
     
  4. MrBill

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    I have bought and lost a bunch of those jigs from the ebay guy. I use them in area's where toothy critters are feeding. The only thing I don't like about them is the little loop of stainless steel wire coming out of the jig. They will only accept tiny split rings. I crammed a Phillips screw driver in the loop to make them bigger, but it still would only take a small split ring. They are very good for the money. If he had them cast (and I told him about it a couple of times) with a larger loop they would be a lot better. Who knows, I haven't bought them in a year so he could have made improvements on them.

    Now for the big question.
    How many of those 25 jigs did you lose on your trip?
     
  5. Snagged

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    He bought a couple from me. :D
     
  6. Deep_Sea_Gull

    Deep_Sea_Gull Lifetime Supporting Members

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    Nice jigs.
    Loads of tuna.
    I trust that you all will enjoy.
     
  7. BFTMASTER

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    I still use some old school techniques from the early days of the Texas floater trips. I use glow-in-the-dark tape on diamond jigs, covered with some special clear epoxy. Seems to work 3 to 1, compared with the other fisherman I can see. But some of those guys are blind chunking poppers for hours at time trying to connect with YFT. I don't have the patience, I only try for Yft when I know they are there.
     
  8. SpecialK

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    I have been using these jigs for a while? They are actually becoming my favorite brand. I don't have to worry when I get bit off and they seem to preform just as well as R2S and williamson jigs.
     
  9. rtran

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    You never know when fish are there or not you just have to keep fishing.

    I had these similar jigs....river2sea. I've never caught anything on them.
     
  10. moonsoft

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    I have bought and lost a bunch of those jigs from the ebay guy. I use them in area's where toothy critters are feeding. The only thing I don't like about them is the little loop of stainless steel wire coming out of the jig. They will only accept tiny split rings. I crammed a Phillips screw driver in the loop to make them bigger, but it still would only take a small split ring. They are very good for the money. If he had them cast (and I told him about it a couple of times) with a larger loop they would be a lot better. Who knows, I haven't bought them in a year so he could have made improvements on them.

    Now for the big question.
    How many of those 25 jigs did you lose on your trip?

    I lost 6 of them gave 4 of them away to people not getting any bites, and one jig lasted about 8 fish, it had no eyes and still had some paint left and was still catching tuna. I also hooked an amberjack off of it, about the loops, they are alot larger and accept larger rings if you need them to, the nicest thing aout them is that deal you get a bag to hold them all and the assist hooks, which proved to be strong as any other hooks I have used...... cheaper than ss OWNER, but for the money if your that worried about them then get better hooks, otherwise I would have to say I was impressed, because I was cathing fish when no one else was, cept those that were using the benthos speed jigs. (very similar)

    And NO these ones don't glow
     
  11. moonsoft

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    yes i bought some of your Williamson, another jig I am going to have to stock up on... thanx Jerry couldn't have landed that AJ without it!!!!!!!
     
  12. rtran

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    OTI jackal jig is an amberjack killer
     
  13. Snagged

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    The Jager was my killer this trip, that was the jig on the bent OTI rod.
     
  14. moonsoft

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    Could you link some of these? I find myself stocking up on things like this before another trip... then I dont feel the pinch of the expenses, just spread it out over the time I can't be offshore.
     
  15. rtran

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    360tackle.com
     
  16. gimmedeal

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    Moonsoft, a wise man once said, 'There's no limit on tackle'. I came to believe this in a remarkably short time. There's nothing like opening your jig bag and seeing $1000 worth of jigs. I didn't lose that much tackle on this trip but several jigs and a couple poppers will need replacing. Resist going over to the dark side. There's no coming back.

    Fred
     
  17. Taz575

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    Awesome! I bought like 120 of those from Merrick along with like 45 of the long needle ones!
     
  18. lite-liner

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    Quote from Fred-" There's nothing like opening your jig bag and seeing $1000 worth of jigs"

    Yeah there is, try picking that bag up!:eek: I only have a "measley" $300 worth of iron in my bag, and the damn thing weighs 60#!!
    I bet McGolfer uses a smal forklift! LoL:D
     
  19. mcgolfer

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    listen brian i never bring more jigs and 6 people can lift. my jig box is a 150 quart igloo cooler. i am on my third cooler and the bottom keeps falling out.
     
  20. Snagged

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    listen brian i never bring more jigs and 6 people can lift. my jig box is a 150 quart igloo cooler. i am on my third cooler and the bottom keeps falling out.

    Rick,
    I've got the answer: A larger cooler! :rolleyes:
     
  21. SkeeterRonnie

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    I still use some old school techniques from the early days of the Texas floater trips. I use glow-in-the-dark tape on diamond jigs, covered with some special clear epoxy. Seems to work 3 to 1, compared with the other fisherman I can see. But some of those guys are blind chunking poppers for hours at time trying to connect with YFT. I don't have the patience, I only try for Yft when I know they are there.

    most the time they(yft) are there, just have to find out what they want.:eek:

    patience and persistance pays off.. ask the guys how long I threw poppers on the last trip. ;)