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electrical current from metal in squid jig

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#1 holdfast



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Posted 30 June 2005 - 06:43 PM

I fished off Mordialloc in a boat in search of a gummy last night, only caught small flathead, but had a squid jig out and managed 4 small calamari and lost another 3 because I forgot my landing net :woot:
I also had to cut my trip short because the fog started to come in, and I didn't want to get lost :o


hi jaz i know that the squid are a little different down south (im from brisbane) but i was wondering if you guys have a problem with the electrical current (very small but deffently there) with the lead in your jigs i have just changed my jigs(no lead keal) and dont even have to retreive them i just cast them with a chem stick and wait i use twisted droppers to keep the line and jigs at right angles to the main line (once again no metal). I went out last week and caught 55 in 3 hours compaired to the person standing next to me who caught 3 (cast and retrieving with lead keal) at the same time. I used blue, pink, and green they all worked as well as on another. :ink :lol :th :ink :au:
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:30 PM

How interesting! I had never given that any thought, but what you say explains something else which I have been thinking about.....the keels on my most potent squid catching jigs appear not to be made of lead, but some other metal. This might explain why they're so good compared to the rest of the jigs I use (all of which have lead keels). Do you know if other metals cause an electrical current the same as lead does? I have some older jigs that I might play around with different weighting materials.
Thanks a lot for your reply holdfast. :woot: :ink

PS And welcome to the forums!! :lol

Edited by Jazman, 01 July 2005 - 02:31 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 03:19 PM

maybe we can use magnets on our jigs to drive the squid insane so they just jump out of the water and onto the pier! :ink lol

welcome holdfast! :woot:
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