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#1 Jazman

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:36 AM

Hi all
Does anyone know where I can find some extra big baited jigs (I am in melbourne) I'm finding that the fish I want to use for bait (big-ish silver whiting and mullet) are way too big for the biggest jigs I can find (which are about 6-7 inches long). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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#2 aok47

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 02:03 PM

hi jazman,

i bought 2 big jigs for silver whiting at the tackle store on Barkley St, Footscray (western angler?) this was about 2 months ago. I think the company that makes them is Enduro or something like that.

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#3 Jazman

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 09:56 AM

Cheers AK, I know where that shop is, I'll check it out this week.
Good fishin
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Posted 12 November 2003 - 04:28 PM

Hi fellas, first time poster here :) . For baited jigs, I always make them myself, you can make them as long as you like with other added advantages and also fun and saves money too :D .

It's very simple. Go and buy the loose jig heads from any tackle store (around $1/ea) then shape some sticks as big as the hole in the jig head and as long as you want to. Plug the sticks to the jig heads with a few drops of superglue. There you have some bait jigs of your choice :th .

For the sticks, I don't shape them myself but get them from any Asian groceries in the form of bamboo chopsticks. Perfect length and size :D .

The main advantage of making jigs that way, apart from fun and saving, is that the stick is light and it flows, which means that the bait doesn't sink hard on to the bottom, less chance of catching snag and more mobility.

Also don't forget to wrap a few turns of fishing line around the bait, first to secure the bait from slipping down and cover the jig head, and also to protect your bait from being eaten too fast by the squid.

hope my experience helps

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#5 Jazman

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 04:23 PM

Hey Jim,
Welcome to squidfish! And cheers for your advice, I will definately have a crack at making my own jigs...I like the idea of customising them to whatever bait size you want. I have only recently started using baited jigs (used to use yo-zuri style ones)......don't think I will go back! The big ones love 'em!
Jazman :) :th
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