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#1 Dr Zoidberg

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:36 PM

I love this site and have read where members talk about "tuning" a jig so it sinks slowly and horizontally.
The jigs I have bought sink like a stone head first and it appears they have way too much lead in the belly weight.
Could someone please explain how they go about tuning their newly purchased jigs ?

After "tuning" should they sink slowly with the tail of the jig always slightly higher than the head ?


Thanks in advance.

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#2 Kim_Vic

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:47 PM

I went to a fishing night this week and two of Yamashita representatives were there from Japan. They were saying that the jig must fall at a 45 degree angle. That is head down and tail up. I believe the jigs are pretty well tuned. Anything you do will alter the fall angle which the Yamashita guys were saying is critical. The Japanese have been using squid jigs for over 400 years so Im going with what they say.
If you need extra weight for current or depth go a heavier jig 3 4

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:01 PM

Hey Kim, Thanks for the info! We would love to hear from the yamashita guys here too! :)
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:28 PM

me three Glenn
if you threw a jig in at the squid around manly harbour they'd kill themselves laughing.
Dr Z....I tune my jigs so they sink very slowly and evenly and by doing this I have great sessions on the squid down there at the harbour.
to do this you need to counter weight your jig by wrapping very thin solder wire on the shaft on the top ring of spikes and then shave the main weight back with a file until you achieve this sinking rate.
the slower you can make your jig sink the better down there.
I've been chasing squid down there for 3 years now and this year has been the best so far as I have caught over 150 squid and I'm not the only one who has had that much luck as well.
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#5 Dr Zoidberg

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:39 PM

Thanks RU 12 Mug.

I based my question on tuning on one of your earlier posts as I live at Wynnum and thought here's a guy with local knowledge.
I hope to run into you down at Manly boat harbour in the future.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:50 PM

me three Glenn
if you threw a jig in at the squid around manly harbour they'd kill themselves laughing.
Dr Z....I tune my jigs so they sink very slowly and evenly and by doing this I have great sessions on the squid down there at the harbour.
to do this you need to counter weight your jig by wrapping very thin solder wire on the shaft on the top ring of spikes and then shave the main weight back with a file until you achieve this sinking rate.
the slower you can make your jig sink the better down there.
I've been chasing squid down there for 3 years now and this year has been the best so far as I have caught over 150 squid and I'm not the only one who has had that much luck as well.
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Hey ru 12 mug,

Can you post a pic of your tuned jigs? Would be interested to see what it looks like
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#7 ru 12 mug

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:54 PM

Hey ru 12 mug,

Can you post a pic of your tuned jigs? Would be interested to see what it looks like

wouldn't have a clue how to post a pic...LOL..LOL..LOL..
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:02 AM

there are some tips for posting pics here:

http://www.squidfish...p?showtopic=685
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