Author Topic: Which would be better.......?  (Read 3829 times)

Offline Paul of Hbg.

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Which would be better.......?
« on: Dec 13, 2017, 07:52 PM »
As far as hanging/tangling up, which rig would be less problematic: spoon with dropper (small jig) below it 1.5"  OR  a spoon on the point with a fly above it?
AND which would likely be more effective?
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Offline Dave R

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Re: Which would be better.......?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 13, 2017, 08:29 PM »
The spoon being the heavier of the two will fall first. So, with the lighter fly above there should be less chance of tangling. I often fish with a jig as my point and a fly on a loop knot above and have not had any issues with tangling.

Offline italianice77

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Re: Which would be better.......?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 17, 2017, 09:46 AM »
i use a spoon with a 2in. leader and a small jig, works well and no tangles.
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Offline hardwater diehard

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Re: Which would be better.......?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 17, 2017, 09:49 AM »
Gota give them what they want more than a 6 inch dropper in general

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Offline slipperybob

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Re: Which would be better.......?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 17, 2017, 11:12 AM »
Dropper is more effective and potential to hang up too.  If you aren't overly aggressive with your jigging, it should never hang up.  Some fish still know how to tie knots onto your line. 
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Offline panfishman13

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Re: Which would be better.......?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 17, 2017, 02:51 PM »
i fish both ways for different situations.

when i'm fishing the spoon below the jig, i separate them by anywhere from 1 to 3 feet. this is so i can cover more water, or to try and catch doubles when fish are schooling and aggressively feeding. i also use it on dead-sticks to present a large bait low and a small bait high.

when i fish the jig below the spoon, i remove the treble hook from the spoon and tie the jig to the spoon with a very short leader; usually 2 inches long and no more than 3 inches. this prevents tangling on the drop. i use this rig when i'm hole hopping and moving very fast. it lets me fish a small jig much faster, and attracts larger fish. once i've found fish that i want to target, i'll sometimes switch to just the jig or just the spoon, but often i'll stick with the rig.


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