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Old 03-04-09, 03:28 PM   #1
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in what situations do i need to be throwing a football style head? in my past tournament experiences using a "football" style jig it never seemed to perform as well as i thought it should or as well as a regular jig. Can anyone explain some scenarios where a football jig would more than likely be the better choice? when should i be using it? thanks
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rocks, and open water with no cover
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Old 03-04-09, 03:33 PM   #3
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they are just all around better in the rocks?
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they are just all around better in the rocks?

Yup, stand up better and go don't hang up as bad.
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they don't fall in little gaps like a round head will cause they are wide thats the only use i have for them.
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Old 03-04-09, 04:04 PM   #6
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I use them 95% of the time...and hardly ever fish rocks or open water.
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why choose it over the other mont lunker hunter?
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Old 03-04-09, 04:13 PM   #8
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1) seems to be a more vertical fall.
2) you can pull just a little slack up and the jig will rock up, making the trailer raise up like a craw on the defense.
3) doesn't wedge tight, so if feel yourself getting wedged in a fork, you can lower rod tip to give it slack, then pop your rod tip up high. This usually frees it.
4) doesn't layover on it's side when resting on the bottom.
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1) seems to be a more vertical fall.
2) you can pull just a little slack up and the jig will rock up, making the trailer raise up like a craw on the defense.
3) doesn't wedge tight, so if feel yourself getting wedged in a fork, you can lower rod tip to give it slack, then pop your rod tip up high. This usually frees it.
4) doesn't layover on it's side when resting on the bottom.
while they are awesome in the rocks, mont is 100% correct in what he said. i do fish a lot of football jigs with finesse skirts too. i also will use a roundhead finesse jig probably 90% of the time when fishing around docks, and brush piles. people would be amazed at what a roundhead finesse jig can come through.

i just shot a video where i answer this question head on based on my opinions, i was planning on adding it to our website to answer a lot of questions that we have been recieving. problem is, i can't figure out how to upload it.
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Old 03-05-09, 11:24 AM   #10
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while they are awesome in the rocks, mont is 100% correct in what he said. i do fish a lot of football jigs with finesse skirts too. i also will use a roundhead finesse jig probably 90% of the time when fishing around docks, and brush piles. people would be amazed at what a roundhead finesse jig can come through.

i just shot a video where i answer this question head on based on my opinions, i was planning on adding it to our website to answer a lot of questions that we have been recieving. problem is, i can't figure out how to upload it.
someone help carolina out on the uploading of his video!! i would like to see it.. oh and ill be buying plenty of your jigs very soon buddy!
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Old 03-04-09, 05:01 PM   #11
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i like normal jigs they arent as bad as mont describes them.... use football around rock ... they dont get wedged as much
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I think you mis-read...when did i say regular jigs were bad. I was asked why i use football's most...not why i didn't use the others. And besides that...exactly what are you calling "normal", they're are many, many head designs out there.
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I use normal jigs most of the time. I'll use football jigs around rock and in the structureless man made above ground reservoirs here.

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Old 03-04-09, 06:13 PM   #14
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I've been doing it for years...and you can bet that most people don't throw 'em. (Doc and Lowrider...it don't work at Monticello )
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I've been doing it for years...and you can bet that most people don't throw 'em. (Doc and Lowrider...it don't work at Monticello )

I beg to differ.
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like everyone else has said rock bottom and structureless bottoms is where you want to use football jigs. Remember to hold the rod off to the side and set the hook to the side as well.
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like everyone else has said rock bottom and structureless bottoms is where you want to use football jigs. Remember to hold the rod off to the side and set the hook to the side as well.
Why do you recommend that? Is that the way it is meant to be fished or is that just the way you prefer?
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like everyone else has said rock bottom and structureless bottoms is where you want to use football jigs. Remember to hold the rod off to the side and set the hook to the side as well.
i actually tend to fish crankbaits spinnerbaits and jig that way.. off to the side, it gives me a whole new perspective on the bottom! good tip
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this is very interesting fellas, keep talking. i be learn'n,lol.
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the reason you do so is so you will be able to differentiate between everything that you are running into on the bottom. I learned this from Tim Horton. Setting the hook off to the side I have to do some research on it (looking back at my source). I want to be able to tell you the proper reason to do such I'll post back asap
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The reason you want to do so is for better hook sets. If you set the hook straight up you throw slack in your line. by setting the hook to the side there is no slack in your line and you land more fish.
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The reason you want to do so is for better hook sets. If you set the hook straight up you throw slack in your line. by setting the hook to the side there is no slack in your line and you land more fish.
alrite ill do that... i never thought about it that way
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alrite ill do that... i never thought about it that way
do you not watch me fish!? i taught hunter and micah that at brush creek the other weekend and i guarantee you it changed the way they fish jigs
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do you not watch me fish!? i taught hunter and micah that at brush creek the other weekend and i guarantee you it changed the way they fish jigs
i do that already,,, couldnt think of nothn else to say to it, i thought he just preferred that way instead of that actually bein better
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C-rig, Ask zooker, he's posted videos on here before. I'd help if I knew how, but I just know how to do pictures.

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