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Poll: Which jig colour is the best? (315 member(s) have cast votes)

Which jig colour is the best?

  1. Voted Green (60 votes [19.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.11%

  2. Blue (18 votes [5.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.73%

  3. Orange (49 votes [15.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.61%

  4. Pink (152 votes [48.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.41%

  5. Red (22 votes [7.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.01%

  6. White (10 votes [3.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.18%

  7. Voted Yellow (3 votes [0.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.96%

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#41 davec84

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:53 AM

i'd say pink first then green
but it really depends on conditions
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#42 paulo

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:28 PM

I tried to create sum different color schemes and had success with a darker green jig. Almost like an army green/ khaki color. We just used house paint on an existing dodgy old jig. So far its catching the squid.

I also tried to make a jig look like a red spot prawn, using nailpolish...and a crimson red, nailpolish again...and the second has caught some squid. Not too sure bout it though since someone else caught more on a pale/grey jig right next to me.
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#43 paulo

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 09:43 AM

Oh just an up date I have found a silver Jig that seems to do realy well. Well my girlfriend has out done me with it three nights in a row in fact I havn't caught one yet and she has caught heeps.
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#44 glen

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 09:26 PM

hi paulo, who makes this silver jig? :) i have not seen many silver jigs on the market.

cheers, glen
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#45 flounderpirate

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:38 PM

Ahoy thar!

Silver is interesting, I have also recently seen jigs with oversized eyes, it would be interesting to do a comparison to see if it adds anything.

Also I wonder if anyone knows why pink is such a winner with the squid? surely colours are not the same in the water? I would have thought orange would be the winning colour, given that prawns are roughly orange and not pink. Also I have heard that red is the first colour to disappear in the water, so if this theory is followed, pink should be the next closest colour to go.

Maybe it is not the colour but the action of the jig?....
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Fresh air, tight lines, scales, slime and fins, 'tis the salty sea dog life for me. Arrrgh!

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:12 AM

Recently found a new Yamashita 1.8 and it is Killing the others Outfished my mate 10 to zip the last time we squidded,and he was using his best jig.......he's pleading with me to tell him where I got it .Oh and by the way it's YELLOW!
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Posted 13 June 2007 - 10:28 AM

Haahaargh,

I think I have the same jig, it is brown and gold. I call it the 'coke' jig. Yer right it does slay them I drifted with it and a pink yamashita and the yamashita caught one and the 'coke' jig got three I think.
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Fresh air, tight lines, scales, slime and fins, 'tis the salty sea dog life for me. Arrrgh!

#48 Jazman

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:59 AM

Yeah Mike, that coke colour is a killer :th I heard from a guy at a tackle shop that this particular colour of hayabusa jig has been discontinued, so do your best not to lose it!

Those Yamashita 1.8s are pretty good hey! I wish they made them with 2 sets of hooks though.
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#49 kingyfisher

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:20 PM

:th Hi Jazman, yes I did drop a few on the single layered spikes on the small Yammeys , but with this latest colour the squid grab it with all tentacles and pull it right in.So no tip of the candle hook ups or single point hookups that tear out ,and even the largest squid is now firmly pinned :ink ,must use a net to land them though.....
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:59 PM

With a little more experience under my belt and a few notches in my squid rod I think I'll repost :P

There is no "best" colour :(

Pink and orange are great at night. Some places I've been, pink outfishes orange and vice versa. During the day, I have had better results with more natural colours. I say more, because one I like is Yamashita's blue with a yellow tail. I got a nice one on Sunday morning with an olive and orange jig.
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Over here, people also pay alot of attention to the base colour. So far, marble works better than other bases with orange or pink cloths. Come to think of it, I think I prefer marble over any other base. That said, the olive/orange has a gold base :)

Recently, Yamashita has released some truely natural coloured jigs, including shrimp, jack, sardine and a couple of other local fish. Natural colour page

They also have a new colour series called Neo Trad. Very unnatural but not exactly high appeal colours either. Neo Trad page

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Edited by egi zed, 08 October 2007 - 10:33 PM.

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#51 squidsquid

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:13 PM

sounds good mark. i wish i was catching some of those cuttlefish! ;)



glen, don't wish that, cuttlefish can be boring, all this time i have fish cuttlefish, but never an squid!
now i want to fish squid, no those cuttlefish!
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#52 Nautilusly

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:34 AM

I caught more cuttlefishs than squids on green colour jigs. Not sure if the cuttles have a special preference for green or it was just coincidence. pink and orange landed most of my squids.
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:20 AM

In Greece were I'm fishing they say that it depends on the moon... If the moon is visible we use the light coloured jigs (the jig glows all around) or else we use the darker coloured jigs (the phosphorus is only in the beggining and the end of the jig)... What do you say about it? Thanx!
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#54 squidsquid

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:17 PM

O yea! hi, im have just now fishing some big squid! with red and blue squid jigs!
blue has fish more squid than the red jig, so i think the blue jigs are the best!!!! ;)







:angry: :ink :th SquidSquid :ink :ink :ink
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#55 Michael S K Chu

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 02:09 PM

Personally, and as a whole (including day and nights, all kinds of weather and water conditions), my favourite colours rank in this way: Orange, Green, Pink, Blue, and others.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:07 AM

Recently, green outranks all other colours in the Sai Kung Area.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 10:15 AM

I alway's seem to find myself working a green 3.5 most of the time.
Pink my next choice, then brown/gold.
Under the float I find a larger multi-colour goes well.

Bait ; mullet,whiting and gar in that order under a float.

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#58 kingyfisher

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:12 PM

With a little more experience under my belt and a few notches in my squid rod I think I'll repost :o

There is no "best" colour ;)

Pink and orange are great at night. Some places I've been, pink outfishes orange and vice versa. During the day, I have had better results with more natural colours. I say more, because one I like is Yamashita's blue with a yellow tail. I got a nice one on Sunday morning with an olive and orange jig.
img_1483208_49770353_11.jpeg

Over here, people also pay alot of attention to the base colour. So far, marble works better than other bases with orange or pink cloths. Come to think of it, I think I prefer marble over any other base. That said, the olive/orange has a gold base :)

Recently, Yamashita has released some truely natural coloured jigs, including shrimp, jack, sardine and a couple of other local fish. Natural colour page

They also have a new colour series called Neo Trad. Very unnatural but not exactly high appeal colours either. Neo Trad page

*added picture*


Those "natural colour" jigs are great.I am now the proud owner of the yellowtail(AJK),hardyhead(KNH),&pilchard(MIH) jigs ,wwould love to get the brown tiger(EBH) too!

Edited by kingyfisher, 31 March 2008 - 01:16 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:53 PM

In Rhode Island, pink is the first color choice of Newport's squid whether day or night. Green seems to work well if your out of pink. I've also used white during the day to get some hits and misses.
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#60 SquidSquad

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:10 AM

Pink has always worked for us. We fight over them! Whoever ends up with any color other than pink - hardley ever catch anything!
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