Are You Using the Best Jighead?
Just because you’ve been told to use a head for a particular application doesn’t mean that’s its only, or even its “best” application. We hope these insights into each head style help you increase your finesse fishing game this Fall!
Different head styles:
Screwlock Style Shakey Head
Dirty Jigs Stand Up Finesse Head 5/0 4pk
Finesse fishing has become very popular, and more and more anglers are finding new applications for the technique. The trend of “finesse” fishing with 5″ and bigger worms along with craw style baits has gained a lot of attention recently. Dirty Jigs considered this when designing the new Dirty Jig Stand Up Finesse Head. Featuring a larger 5/0 Mustad Ultra Point Jig Hook with a 60-degree flat eye – whether you want to rig a Hag’s Tornado, a Power Team Lures 5″ Finicky Tickler or 3.5″ Craw D’oeuvre, even all the way up to the Power Team Lures 10″ Ribbon Hinge Worm, the Dirty Jigs Stand Up Finesse Head has you covered. Available in several colors, the Dirty Jigs Standup 5/0 Finesse Head also features a recessed line tie to protect your knot and a convenient cork screw keeper.
Traditional Style Shakey Head
Bite Me Finesse Shakey Jig 4pk
Highly effective around pressured or spooked fish, the Bite Me Finesse Shakey Jig provides a scaled-down shakey head presentation that excels on those extra-tough days. Molded around a 2/0 Gamakatsu sproat hook, the Bite Me Finesse Shakey Jig features a short shank that better suits smaller worms, craws, and creature baits.
To keep those mini plastics locked in place, the Bite Me Finesse Shakey Jig is equipped with a longer-than-normal baitkeeper barb, which also eliminates the need for any messy glues. If the hook keeper is too long, simply trim it back with a quick snip of the cutters. A must-have for targeting finicky bass, the Bite Me Finesse Shakey Jig delivers bite-sized performance that puts fish in the boat when other techniques fall short.
Gamakatsu Ball Head
Gamakatsu Round Jig Head 5pk
Ball heads are useful for a variety of soft plastic baits and these heads feature the ultra-sharp Gamakatsu hooks for positive hookups. Everyone knows about the legendary Gamakatsu hooks and this level of sharpness is exactly what you need especially when fishing with light lines and on deep structure. These heads offer the angler a choice of hook and weight combinations so you can get the perfect Gamakatsu Ball Head for your situation. The double keeper collar means the plastic will stay where it belongs even when you’re pulling it through rough structure and gnarly cover. Use the Ball Head with plastic worms either open hooked or ‘Tex-sposed’, for swimming a grub, for a finesse presentation of a creature bait, or for tying your own jigs. The Gamakatsu Ball Head will give good results every time.
These are authentic product from Gamakatsu, not just someone using Gamakatsu hooks in their heads.
Football Head W/ Weedguard
BOSS Football Jig Head 4pk
The BOSS Football Jigs Head features a custom paint job, large skirt cone and built in plastics keeper. The BOSS Football Jig Head is backed with a 4/0 Mustad Ultra Point Hook in the 1/2oz size and a 5/0 in the 3/4oz. A top grade weedguard is secured, remember not all jig weedguards are the same. All BOSS jig heads feature an unmatched custom 5 step paint job.
For more tips and tricks on rigging skirts check out this video of Gary Klein discussing BOSS Skirting
If you are looking for any skirt material to customize your jigs, don’t forget to check out Skirts Unlimited Skirting Material.
Football Head Plain Style
Yamamoto Football Jig Head Gamakatsu 4/0
Football jig heads are the perfect complement to spider jigs and these Yamamoto Football Heads are a perfect match for the Yamamoto Hula Grubs. The Yamamoto Football Jig Heads come with two different hook choices, a heavier wire, longer shank Gamakatsu hook and a lighter wire, shorter shank Owner hook. Although the Gamakatsu hook is listed as 4/0 and the Owner hook is 5/0 due to the differences in measuring hook size between the two companies, both these hooks have the same gap. In other words, they both have the same distance between the point and the shank. The plastic spider jigs stay firmly in place with ring type bait keepers so you won’t pull the plastic down even when dragging it over a rough bottom.
Revenge Darter Hedz 3pk
The Revenge Darter Headz feature exceptionally realistic detailing on their life-like heads, complete with 3D eyes for added authenticity. A durable chip resistant coating uses color-shifting metallic pigments to imitate real bait and provide long lasting durability. Available in a multitude of color schemes to match your local forage and favorite soft plastic bait. The Mustad Ultra-Point Black Nickel Round Bend Hooks supply rock solid hooksets so more bass end up in the boat.
Owner Ultrahead Darter Heads 5pk
Putting a worm on a darter head can be a great fish-catching rig, especially for finesse style fishing or when the fish won’t bite a standard Texas-rig. The darter head will hop and bounce along the bottom with fish attracting undulations in the worm and can be quickly and efficiently worked along any bottom that is relatively clear of sticks or grass. With the Owner Ultrahead Darter Heads you have the advantage of a premium fish catching and fish holding hook on the end of your rig ensuring you the confidence of getting the fish into the boat when it bites. If you like using a darter head rig you’ll love these rigs from Owner.
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