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Tungsten jigs
« on: Dec 18, 2016, 09:46 PM »
Whats all the hype about these tungsten jigs? Are they really small and heavy to help in dropping to the bottom in 100+fow? Wheres the best place to get cheap bulk packs?
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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #1 on: Dec 19, 2016, 07:05 AM »
they have many different sizes and the advantage over a lead jig is that for the same physical size, the tungsten is heavier to get back down the water column faster. I use some of the larger tungsten jigs fishing in 60 to 80 ft for perch.. I have some Northland come out with a tungsten jigging spoon that works well too. As far as cheap prices, I cant help with that

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #2 on: Dec 19, 2016, 09:37 AM »
Whats all the hype about these tungsten jigs? Are they really small and heavy to help in dropping to the bottom in 100+fow? Wheres the best place to get cheap bulk packs?

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #3 on: Dec 22, 2016, 03:43 PM »
The problem I have with tungsten jigs is #1 they often come with a barbless hook causing baits to fall off, and #2 hooks frequently breaking off right at the tungsten. For me they are over hyped and not worth the cost.
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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #4 on: Dec 22, 2016, 03:57 PM »
So what would fall faster. A tungsten 4mm jig or a lead 4mm jig?  ;D
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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #5 on: Dec 22, 2016, 06:43 PM »
Tungsten because it's heavier than lead.

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #6 on: Dec 22, 2016, 07:56 PM »
Tungsten is 1.4 times heavier than lead...

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #7 on: Dec 22, 2016, 10:05 PM »
I think my favourite thing about tungsten jigs is they punch through the slush in the hole really well. I fish very shallow, sometimes 3 feet or less and I find that the panfish can spook if there is a good snow cover and your hole is clean on a sunny day.

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #8 on: Dec 23, 2016, 06:14 AM »
But if both weigh the same how can one be heavier?   ::)
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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #9 on: Dec 23, 2016, 06:27 AM »
   The mm is the size NOT the wait, for the same wait lead would be 6mm !   :icefish: WB

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #10 on: Dec 24, 2016, 05:27 AM »
Im picking myself up some today!
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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #11 on: Dec 24, 2016, 05:32 AM »
best i've settled on are the vmc tubby jigs. very good hooks for plastics, good colors, readily available, show vup good on sounder and half the price of others.

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #12 on: Dec 24, 2016, 05:44 AM »
I fish shallow, I really don't see what all the hype is,I've got a collection of over a thousand jigs and maybe 50 some are tungsten. I just started buying them 3 years ago. I tend to tie them on but really see no difference. Lures are made to catch fishermen, other than double or triple price for my style of fishing there no advantage.

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #13 on: Dec 24, 2016, 06:33 AM »
I my State (MA) and others most of your thousands of lead jigs are not legal to use... Tungsten is a legal alternative...

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #14 on: Dec 24, 2016, 08:45 AM »
love the tungsten.gotta go real small sometimes and they fish heavy.fiska being my favorate have caught some big fish and have no problem with them.but sometimes the fish want that different fall the same size lead head gives you.

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #15 on: Dec 24, 2016, 04:48 PM »
Got the itch now picked up a few, and gonna get some wicked small ones..
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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #16 on: Dec 26, 2016, 10:50 PM »
Even if one is in shallow water, tungsten jigs still give a better feel than lead jigs.

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #17 on: Dec 27, 2016, 10:49 AM »
Its just like any other tool, it has its advantages. But I can tell you one you use them properly you wont go back to lead specially if you fish high pressure lakes... size matters!
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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #18 on: Dec 28, 2016, 04:48 AM »
I love tungsten jigs.

Since tungsten is heavier than lead it allows the presentation of a miniscule offering while keeping weight on the jig to transfer jigging cadence, bite detection, and a faster sink rate allowing the angler to have a more responsive control when a smaller profile presentation is required and/or when needing to get the same jig 20'-30'+ down as fast as possible. A 3mm tungsten jig will find 30' in about 6-7 seconds quite deliberately. That will also help guys that don't have a flasher quickly get back down to fish they hope are still their so they will actually spend more time fishing instead of waiting for a jig to sink. You won't need a heavy lead depth finder with tungsten jigs either, especially 5mm. You'll feel bottom.

They also work very well under a slip-float in the warmer months too and tend to offer better paintjobs and hooks than traditional lead jigs. My favorite tungsten jigs are Fiskas. Durable, sticky sharp hooks.

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Re: Tungsten jigs
« Reply #19 on: Dec 28, 2016, 06:21 AM »
The problem I have with tungsten jigs is #1 they often come with a barbless hook causing baits to fall off, and #2 hooks frequently breaking off right at the tungsten. For me they are over hyped and not worth the cost.
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