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Any of you guys from DFW area know where to get hammered diamond jigs locally? Got a few taken by kings and need to restock asap as I got another trip this weekend.

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BPS had a few in 6-8oz last time I was there.....
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Brian,

I got a few of their diamond jigs but am looking for hammered ones. I did not see them there last time.

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I dont know of anyplace that has hammered dia. jigs in the metro area..
as Brian said Bps has the regular ones.. I think that cabelas carried a few when they first opened up, but they have since backed way off on their saltwater tackle.
 

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Just bought some and got them in a couple of days by mail. <www.tunafishtackle.com> phone 631 247-7042. It's cheaper than burning gas to go get them.
 

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I am guessing by your posts that the hammered diamond jigs work much better than the plain chrome ones. The diamond jigs that I have are all 4 oz. plain which I use to catch skipjacks for bait.

What size hammerred diamond jigs do you use in the Gulf? How do you work them and what kind of hooks do you use with them?

Would I need some for the 52 hr trip on the Big E in November?

Thanks for the advice.
 

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Jureal,

you dont necessarily need the hammered jigs, the plain ole diamond jigs work very well. with the winds and current we have in the gulf, the drifts on the big E can be pretty fast at times and you will need 8-12oz to get your jig down to the fish.. Be sure and get several in that size.. We catch lots of blackfin with the diamonds.. and snapper/grouper on the bottom drops.. We normally just rip and drop for the blackfins until you get bit.. they do very well on bottom fish as well, we sometimes tip them with squid if the bite is slow..
 

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I was on the Big E May2. The plain diamond jigs worked well on that trip. They always catch fish. I assume the hammered ones work well if that's the case. Just put on forged hooks. Jig weight depends on current, I have 8,14 and 16oz. I also will bring an assortment of OTI and River2sea jigs, mostly 400 gm. The YF's like them just let trail out the side of the boat not jigged. The BF's like them moving fast and rapidly jigged. My last YF on a jig was an OTI red 420gm Jitterbel, just letting it trail out a good distance from the boat. One trip the biggest YF of the trip came on a Jitterbel just trailing out. The smaller ones usually work better than the big ones if current allows. Just can't beat OTI jigs and poppers. Every trip is a little different as what to use. Chunking did not work for anybody on the last trip I was on. Poppers on spinning gear were the best. Most folks ended up throwing the Frienzy blue green Glow Angry popper. 52 Big YF's. Another trip Frienzy balistic flying fish, bit size but rigged yourself. I generally bring some of everything on the Big E.
 

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I don't fish that area but I agree with Bret regular diamond jigs do work well, with that said In NJ I have had better success jigging with Hammered Jigs.
I don't ever go fishing without an assortment of hammered diamond jigs!!
 

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ALW: When you say, "...drifting out from the boat..." which side of the boat do you trail them off of? The side on the direction in which the boat is drifting (so that it will tend to drift over your jig) or the side which the boat is drifting away from (so that it will tend to drift away from your jig)? Thanks.

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Thanks for the tips, guys. That 50# weight limit on the plane will be consumed by all this tackle I need to bring...
 

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jureal: I may see you on that November trip. We are tentatively going on one that month, but I'm not sure of the date yet.
 

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Uncle Russ: I just let jig drift several 100 ft out from the side the boat is drifting away from. You don't want the line going under the boat. Very slow sweeps of the rod sometimes work but the boat does that for you. Fast jigging gets BF.


Jureal: You can always pay for an extra bag or ship your tackle USPS. Not much money as far as trip expenses go.
 

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Uncle Russ: I just let jig drift several 100 ft out from the side the boat is drifting away from. You don't want the line going under the boat. Very slow sweeps of the rod sometimes work but the boat does that for you. Fast jigging gets BF.


Jureal: You can always pay for an extra bag or ship your tackle USPS. Not much money as far as trip expenses go.

Agree, don't let your jig/bait drift under the boat. Your at bad rod position along with higher chances of breaking off/tangles. I usually reel up if my jig/bait starts drifting under the boat. I have had fish run under the boat and had to fight them with rod under armpit the whole time.
 
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