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monstermoose78

So if you are like me and have a jig addiction please help. I am looking for 3 mm sized jigs with bigger hooks. Why you ask I have been fishing lakes with big gills, but also have big crappies. Those tiny hooks on the 3 mm jigs just don’t seem to hold those crappies as well. I found the clam xl jigs but they are between 3.75-5 bucks jig. Anyone know where to find some small jigs with bigger hooks please let me know. Would you all be interested in finding jigs like this as well. Thanks 

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gunner55

I recently found some Acme jigs on closeout at Walmart in GR that I thought had bigger/heavier hooks than most tungsten jigs. Normally they're $4.50-$5 per 2 got mine for $3 for 2, for that price I thought I'd give them a try.

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Mbarbeau

Northland tungsten fireballs

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monstermoose78
4 hours ago, gunner55 said:

I recently found some Acme jigs on closeout at Walmart in GR that I thought had bigger/heavier hooks than most tungsten jigs. Normally they're $4.50-$5 per 2 got mine for $3 for 2, for that price I thought I'd give them a try.

Thanks I will look at acme

4 minutes ago, Mbarbeau said:

Northland tungsten fireballs

Thanks I will have to look at those again as I have some, so I will check to see if the are small enough. 

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Mbarbeau

they definatly arent as small as the 3mm but they do work good for bluegill and can hook into crappie nicely

 

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IceHawk

Bought a bunch of those Acme tungsten jigs myself at wallmart closeout great deal. I got mine for a buck a  2 pack :) They are marked 3 mm but they are bigger than that they are 4mm for sure. Still a great deal! 

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gunner55

Beat me too it Icehawk, as I was about to say the same thing. Got a couple of pkgs myself for about 1/2 price but thought they were a bit bigger than most the other tungsten jigs I have.  Quite a bit heavier hooks, not sure they're bigger though, but you might be able to open up the hooks some if you're careful 

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monstermoose78

At sheels they used to have bulk ice jigs they were lead but some had bigger hooks. I was using those on Osakis after watching everyone else catching fish. The had flat sides like a custom jigs and spin diamond jigs. I might have to see if they still have those jigs there.

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eyeguy 54

set the hook harder moose. ;) 

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monstermoose78
1 minute ago, eyeguy 54 said:

set the hook harder moose. ;) 

Haha I will break my line. 

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eyeguy 54

set the drag looser moose. ;)

 

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eyeguy 54

looking online and cant find a 3mm with #14 hook so far. 

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eyeguy 54

Heavy Metal Pro Series Tungsten Jigs from Sportsmens Direct

3mm  1/56 oz   #14 hook.  might have to try a couple. 

also 2mm with a #16 hook. I have never use a 2mm.

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Tom Sawyer

I would suggest changing jig head styles if your after a longer hook. Although, both the Drop Kick and Drop Jig by Clam are tough to beat for the larger hook size, on that style of head. As someone already suggested, ball head designs, along with different hook gaps, might up your hooking percentage. :(

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eyeguy 54

I have had pretty good luck so far with the widowmaker 3mm with #16 on the crappies. Amazes me that those tiny hooks can catch a nice fish. 

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eyeguy 54

  would be nice to see a color chart

 

hmmmmm, acme says 3mm #12 hook. 

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11 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

I have had pretty good luck so far with the widowmaker 3mm with #16 on the crappies. Amazes me that those tiny hooks can catch a nice fish. 

Having a smaller hook is to your advantage for holding fish, especially with "paper mouths" ;).

Speaking of which, time to head out.....

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eyeguy 54

most of the jigs are stuck good in the top of the mouth so far is what I have been seeing. wear a windbreaker... :)

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eyeguy 54

.99-1.99 for the heavy metal series. shipping too much. 

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monstermoose78

I will check them out thanks rick.

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Cret Jigs

Rick ... you using the 3mm #18 silver head disco ball?  Impulse Mayflies fit on that?

 

Bob

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Cret Jigs

EyeGuy ... widowmaker 3mm with #16  What colors you liking for Crappies and for Sunnies ... semi clear water?   

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eyeguy 54

#31 gold was my best color this winter. probably had it on 75% of the time. 3 and 4 mm. #42 white glow 4mm with the red and black eyeball was a good one also for the crappies. so many colors, so little time. LOL  I wish they had all the colors in 3mm. 

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widow maker has the chigger fry also I see. might need to try them. 

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