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Offline piersm2

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Panfish Jigs
« on: Aug 07, 2018, 12:28 PM »
Curious what brand people prefer for panfishing.  Seems like the ones I have bought in the last few years don't hold a glow at all and they are cheaply made.
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #1 on: Aug 07, 2018, 01:13 PM »
I use Kodiak Jigs almost exclusively. They are made in Tecumseh Michigan.
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #2 on: Aug 07, 2018, 02:49 PM »
Wolfram fiskas from yourbobbersdown

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 2018, 03:17 PM »
Wolfram fiskas from yourbobbersdown
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #4 on: Aug 07, 2018, 03:28 PM »
My local bait shop sells them too.  Any style in specific you prefer?
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2018, 03:33 PM »
I use 3mm black/white glow dots,red/white glow dots and white/black dots.also the glow/gold with the hole in it and it snells on.rarely have to tie on any other colors all season.

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #6 on: Aug 07, 2018, 03:40 PM »
3mm is big enough??
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #7 on: Aug 07, 2018, 04:13 PM »
Only size i use for gills,specks and perch.i fish pressured waters and fish like the smaller presentations.i have some 4mm too but my go to size is 3mm.

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #8 on: Aug 07, 2018, 04:14 PM »
you pair that up with 2# mono then?
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #9 on: Aug 07, 2018, 04:20 PM »
Yep 1lbs or 2.

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #10 on: Aug 07, 2018, 05:28 PM »
#1 bentley
#2 kodiak
#3 fiskas

sizes 2 thru 5.

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #11 on: Aug 07, 2018, 06:01 PM »
In the past couple of years I have really culled the number of jigs I now use...I prefer the RGM and Fiska tungsten's in #3 and #4 sizes and use 3 primary colors in each size : gold, orange/chartreuse and my #1 go-to wonderbread (this one has really paid dividends). And to go just a little further, I'm not one to spend a ton of $ on my rods and reels, as long as the tip is a little on the stiff side, medium/light variety and in the 36" to 48" range. Other than the right jig for the bite, I like to make sure I have a good (wire) strike indicator. I have a few that I have made out of 30# leader wire that are very sensitive, detecting even the lightest bite and with the stiffer rod tip I can get a pretty quick hook set with few misses. About a week ago, I found a guy who makes and sells indicators like mine so may be going to him...saving me a little time in making them. I'm also a 3# fluoro guy. There, that's my pannie set-up. 
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #12 on: Aug 07, 2018, 06:20 PM »
Jeffs jigs and flies are killer if you are looking more for a realistic hand tied fly. Other wise I like kenders jigs and fiskas.

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #13 on: Aug 07, 2018, 06:34 PM »
Wolfram fiskas from yourbobbersdown
3mm on 2# flourocarbon will handle most any Pannie

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #14 on: Aug 07, 2018, 08:23 PM »
So why fluro over mono?  Iíve only ever fished mono.
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #15 on: Aug 07, 2018, 10:16 PM »
I really like Mono or Co-poly then fluoro leader material for the last 2 feet or so.  Specifically fluoro leader material...invisible, abrasion resistant, sinks faster.  It just catches more fish for me.  Pans to Mac to Pike it does the trick.

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #16 on: Aug 08, 2018, 04:13 AM »
I'm as boring as they come when it comes to panfish jigs.  I will use the plain gumball jig head.  I find it suits me better to have a longer shank hook.  That's my style.

If I'm struggling...I downsize to those tiny hali jigs.  Tiamanti or whatever was the name of them.

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #17 on: Aug 08, 2018, 08:04 AM »
So why fluro over mono?  Iíve only ever fished mono.
Flouro sinks, is thinner, tougher and easier to keep straight and see even the slightest take. When you're talking ultra light, finesse presentations they're all positives. Generally only have twice my normal dishing depth tied to the end of the backing/reel filler.

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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #18 on: Aug 08, 2018, 10:38 AM »
I fish almost exclusively with Fiskas from sizes 2.5mm up to 5mm. Painted, epoxy, and thier UV jigs. All of them work well and are of good quality. The epoxy glows the best. The painted ones, IME, donít glow nearly as well as they should but I just switch to an epoxy jig if I want glow. No biggie. The finish on all of them hold up pretty well unless you bang against rocks or something.

Skandia jigs are a close second for me if Iím in a pinch and the store Iím at doesnít carry Fiskas.

Iíve been using 3# Suffix Ice Magic the last 3-4 seasons without any complaints. I might try a flouro leader attached to a swivel this season to see if it helps more with finesse situations. I also tie my own flies all year round and sometimes thatís what it takes to catch them. I hate buying flies (for what they cost retail) when I can just tie whatever I need.
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #19 on: Aug 08, 2018, 03:31 PM »
Look up Caty Jigs...   ;)
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #20 on: Aug 08, 2018, 04:33 PM »
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Re: Panfish Jigs
« Reply #21 on: Aug 12, 2018, 10:35 AM »
I've found Custom Jigs-n-Spins products to be of good quality and their prices around the same as others. No idea how their length of glow compares to other jigs once charged.
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