Author Topic: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?  (Read 9775 times)

Offline Paulklug

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How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« on: Feb 28, 2014, 08:31 AM »
I was just curious how you guys switch out your jigs/lures?  Do you just re-tie every time you want to switch?  Or just have a lot of poles all pre-rigged?  Or do you have rigs set up with leaders already attached and just use a swivel setup of some sort?   I am just started to get into jig fishing (normally all tip-ups) and don't have a lot of jig poles and also get bothered with re-tieing every time I mark fish but they are interested in what i have on.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2014, 10:59 AM »
just use a diff road , have it ready.
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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 2014, 11:17 AM »
Get those quick clips
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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 28, 2014, 11:49 AM »
Depends on what is being targeted for me. If I am fishing pan fish I would have no problem using an aid like the Quick Clips. Anything bigger and I will retie .

When using a knot like the Palomar for instance, retying is so simple I personally wouldn't think of using a clip of any kind.

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Offline Paulklug

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 28, 2014, 12:20 PM »
So you just have the quick clip hooked on the end of all of your leaders and have a small swivel on your pole's line to connect to?

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 28, 2014, 12:28 PM »
Palomar knots are really quick to tie after you use them for awhile. I never liked quick clips or swivels. I also have 3-5 rods with me depending on what im targeting.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 28, 2014, 01:03 PM »
Hi,  I try not to tie lines while on the ice.
    I just switch rod's, just carry a bucket full of rod's if you can afford them.
    I have 5 or 6 rod's to go, some are fancy and some not.
      The only reason why I do it, I have the shakes bad.
       My hands shake so bad I do not have jig the the rod.
     I normally set my rod's between 2-3 AM; seems I am the most stable,
    That is when I am the least shakey.
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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2014, 05:42 AM »
you can never have to many rods ;D I have some for spoons and raps some with spring bobbers and some for sight fishing and some for hole hopping.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 02, 2014, 06:55 PM »
I take several rods. 2lb test is what I use mainly and its a pain to re tye outside.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 09, 2014, 09:12 AM »
I take  a minimum of 7 rods rigged with different lures, jigs, plastics, etc. I sometime use the quick clips on a heavier deep water rod. As good a knot as the Palomar is; I often use loop knots as it gives the lure a little more room for action and helps with spinning compared to a tight knot.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 10, 2014, 10:06 PM »
I have 3 rods. All 3 have quick clips on them.
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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 26, 2014, 08:24 AM »
I use the tiny horseshoe clips made for fly fishing. They work great for anything but a giant laker or pike.
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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 28, 2014, 12:46 PM »
Multiple Rods with Quick Clips
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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 28, 2014, 01:21 PM »
Quick clips is the only way to go. Quick & fast
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Offline hootman55

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 28, 2014, 01:30 PM »
five or six rods

Offline Cranker

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #15 on: Dec 13, 2014, 06:35 PM »
I've used quick clips for years.  Caught a lot of nice crappie on them and northerns even up to 12 lbs (by accident).  When targeting bigger fish and using larger baits I usually tie instead.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #16 on: Dec 14, 2014, 02:16 PM »
I have different rods with different lines (Mono, Braid, Floro), but also use the No Knots/Fas Snaps:

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Offline Jeremy_D

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 10, 2015, 11:59 PM »
I have different rods with different lines (Mono, Braid, Floro), but also use the No Knots/Fas Snaps:

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The problem with clips like these is you cant get a jig to hang the way you want. Take a Ratso its supposed to hang horizontal and it wont with that clip

Offline Kevin23

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #18 on: Jan 11, 2015, 12:52 AM »
I have rods for each bait style.. then a spoon rod with a quick snap for changing spoons.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 11, 2015, 12:58 AM »
can't get those fast snaps to go thru the jig eye. damn things are too small for my cold fat fingers. I retie.  bring 4 rods with me.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 11, 2015, 01:14 AM »
I have some of the fas snaps which come in 3 sizes, teeney, tiny & small.  When I use them I use the smallest on 2-4 lb line for panfish.  On the other hand I'll carry out 4-5 pre rigged poles in a bucket.  As mentioned on a horizontal small jig it won't hang that way with waxworm or spike and doesn't give it the same action when jigged so I guess I'm saying the prerigged poles are my first choice with the tied on jigs.  I do make sure to check the tied jigs to see if the knot is tight and straight with the world.  Can't see why it would matter on a vertical jig.  Everyone has their own method and success .

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 11, 2015, 02:08 PM »
I use gas snaps they sell them at bass pro work great

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 21, 2015, 08:58 AM »
I re tie but also take 3-4 rods so you can try multiple colors or jigs and chances are ones going to be what they're after.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 21, 2015, 09:05 AM »
I've used the snaps on small spoons but don't like them on small jigs and micro plastics. I just go with 6-10 pre tied rods with a different look on them. My old eyes have a hard time tying jigs on the ice.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #24 on: Jan 21, 2015, 10:56 AM »
RDHAMMAH - I have trouble as well but I use my forceps to get them on/off. Just grab them at the bottom (big part of the loop). Also lock the forceps onto them so you don't have to grab them twice. Took a while but once I got the hang of it it's second nature.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #25 on: Feb 23, 2015, 11:59 AM »
I bring 5 rods with me,gettin older now,vision isn't what it used to be,real tough tying in the dark shack too

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 23, 2015, 12:02 PM »
Sounds like I wrote that .I have and do the same thing except I take six rods all rigged a little different.

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #27 on: Feb 23, 2015, 12:10 PM »
not to mention the time lost,i know that tying a knot doesn't take long,but getting the line through the eye can take a minute,

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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #28 on: Feb 23, 2015, 12:13 PM »
I have 6 rods all rigged up with different jigs and an assortment of favorite colors. I used to use the Fas Snaps but found them difficult to get the jigs on and off especially with cold hands. The this year, one of my last rods to have one on, had a Buckshot Rattlespoon on it. I was jiggling it to make it rattle when I had a hit. I set the hook and it felt really solid for a second or two, the nothing. All I got back was the clip. I nipped off the clip and vowed, "Never again".
I tie a uniknot, not because it's the best, but because I can tie it with cold hands in the dark.
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Re: How to switch out jigs/lures quickly?
« Reply #29 on: Feb 24, 2015, 09:58 PM »
I have fas snaps on my big spooning, jigging rap and lipless bait rod. My crappie and bluegill setups are direct tied and I alternate between them.

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