new jig in town

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by kidflex, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. kidflex

    kidflex Senior Member

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    hey boys has anyone fished the smith mejiyume SL jigs yet. i just got a 400gm and this thing is bad azz. i "might" have to put up my nagamasas for a little bit and try these most of the year. this is the nicest looking jig ive seen and have plenty of confidence in it. i cant believe i havent discovered this jig in this size earlier.will post a pic in the morning.
    smith naga 400 and mejiyume 400
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    these pics do not give the jig justice. i am in love with this jig and havent even fished it yet.
     
  2. John_Madison CT

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    Where did you buy them. I like the flash !
     

  3. ksong

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    You might get them at Anglers Proshop.
    Mejiume short jigs look very nice. The jigs are secret weapons for some, but you can not keep your secret forever. :)

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  4. d-a

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    Brian that jig has been around for a while, its an old school jig 555. The kings love em. I had 3 with me in Ala, but my whole jig bag was left in the truck.

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  5. BretABaker

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    You might get them at Anglers Proshop.
    Mejiume short jigs look very nice. The jigs are secret weapons for some, but you can not keep your secret forever. :)

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    how long are the short jigs? short enough for tuna?? ;)
     
  6. kidflex

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    the SL hasnt been out that long though. i have the short jig.
     
  7. d-a

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    the SL hasnt been out that long though. i have the short jig.


    Aps hasn't had them that long, but they have been around a year or 2

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  8. kidflex

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    they are definitely new to me and i think these will kill many fish!
     
  9. d-a

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    they are definitely new to me and i think these will kill many fish!


    The do, I always have a few in my bag along with the naga, and the jitterbells.

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  10. kidflex

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    ahh the jitterbel, a highly underrated jig. i forgot about these. i need to stock up on the 420's. my goal this year is to use only a couple of jigs for all waters and species. ie naga 400, mejiyume SL 400, flat side, and drift tune. and jitterbel in the rigs.
     
  11. ksong

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    how long are the short jigs? short enough for tuna?? ;)

    The jig is 158cm/210g jig. I handpicked them for tuna jigging. :)
    Here is size comparison of jigs.

    -240g Drift Tune
    -Duel Tamentai jig
    -Smith Mejiume jig
    -8 oz hammerd diamond jig
    -220 g Seven Sea's Hooker jig
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  12. BretABaker

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    ah yes, looks excellent for tuna :)

    Is the Duel jig very expensive?
     
  13. gman

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    I used them in NC for amberjack, they work great and have a tremendous finish
     
  14. ksong

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    ah yes, looks excellent for tuna :)

    Is the Duel jig very expensive?
    The Duel jig is about $19.
    I just bought them for testing tuna.
    This tiny lure is expensive though. It cost about $45 as it is hand cut lure.

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  15. BretABaker

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    is it as small as the flitz? i was shocked when you showed me how small that lure was.

    make sure you dont drop that jig when bluefish are around!!! ;)
     
  16. ksong

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    is it as small as the flitz? i was shocked when you showed me how small that lure was.

    make sure you dont drop that jig when bluefish are around!!! ;)
    This lure is a little bigger than Flitz lure.

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  17. workin

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    The Duel jig is about $19.
    I just bought them for testing tuna.
    This tiny lure is expensive though. It cost about $45 as it is hand cut lure.



    $45!! Holy $hit!! Don't want to fish that sucker around rigs. I wonder if I can market a lure made out of a smashed trolling sinker with a $20 bill wrapped around it. Or then again, maybe in my case I should make a lure made out of a pair of panties - they sure catch my eye and make me waste my money on 'em.
     
  18. ksong

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    $45!! Holy $hit!! Don't want to fish that sucker around rigs. I wonder if I can market a lure made out of a smashed trolling sinker with a $20 bill wrapped around it. Or then again, maybe in my case I should make a lure made out of a pair of panties - they sure catch my eye and make me waste my money on 'em.
    Some Japanese jigs are $80. :eek: Funny thing is many jig fishermen don't hesitate to buy those expensive jigs when someone claims only those jigs worked on his trip. :)
     
  19. Bellyups

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    $45!! Holy $hit!! Don't want to fish that sucker around rigs. I wonder if I can market a lure made out of a smashed trolling sinker with a $20 bill wrapped around it. Or then again, maybe in my case I should make a lure made out of a pair of panties - they sure catch my eye and make me waste my money on 'em.

    Frank, spend $45 on beer, drink it, and melt the cans.
     
  20. workin

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    Frank, spend $45 on beer, drink it, and melt the cans.

    It's a good strategy; I've been saving my cans for years. My beer can portfolio has outperformed my stock portfolio by 9.6% annualized yield over the last five years. I wish I had my 401k in beer cans. I had to quit saving cans, though, since the little woman moved in and is trying to make me more respectable. Apparently, having a huge pile of smashed beer cans in plastic bags sitting in the garage is A-1 redneck white-trash behaviour. Thus, love has forced me to abandon this lucrative practice. Like I said: them panties is expensive ;-) Besides, the price of aluminum is down.

    $45 for that little jig gives me hope anyway; maybe somebody will pay a good price for these wahoo lures I'm making.

    Man, somebody please put a trip together and rescue me from the drudgery of painting (the little woman again).

    Happy New Year, folks!

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