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Striperhound
03-24-2012, 08:41 PM
Does anyone make a butterfly jig that weighs less than the shimano 55 gram ones looking for some around 1 oz to 1.5 oz max

niko
03-25-2012, 06:43 AM
Crippled herring comes in small sizes
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Striperhound
03-31-2012, 06:57 AM
i hear there are 45 gram jigs out there anyone know where I can get some?

Mr. Sandman
03-31-2012, 07:41 AM
why? what good would they do? Typically you need a lot of weight to keep it as vertical as possible. Even in 100' of water I find myself looking for 10 oz jigs. Any current at all and a 1 oz butterfly becomes worthless. I think the lightest I use is 4 oz.

BigBo
03-31-2012, 08:16 AM
Point Jude Deep Force Slim jigs. I picked up some at RISAA but usually don't use much less than 4oz either. I'm pretty sure they had some in the slims that were less than 4oz.

Striperhound
03-31-2012, 09:12 AM
looking for the smallest versions not for tuna but for lake trout . like the butterfly but anything near 2 oz is just a bit big need 1.5 oz.

BigBo
03-31-2012, 09:24 AM
I would do as Niko suggested and re-rig the Crippled Herrings butterfly style. Or Swedish Pimples and Deadly Dicks.

iamskippy
03-31-2012, 09:42 AM
i to this day do not understand the concept of the hooks on top vs the bottom, meaning the advantages or disadvantages, especially from a jigging stand point.. sorry to hijack the thread

thefishingfreak
03-31-2012, 11:59 AM
Braid makes a tiny jig or drill a hole in a quarter.
The advantage of the hook on the top is when your fighting the fish the jig is just dangling out of the way. You're connected from the line, to the solid ring, right to the hook.
The other way your connected thru the jig which can fall appart or the fish can wriggle it around using the weight of the jig like a swinging lever
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Raider Ronnie
03-31-2012, 03:11 PM
Lord Beasley danced a jig every time he saw a butterfly :)


Lord Beasley Waterford Sinks in Quicksand - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0wqBCPFVs)

Finlander
04-02-2012, 11:23 AM
ProBass under there own name had them down to about an 1/2 ounce in size a few years ago, don't know if they still have them? I bought a bunch like your thinking for the sweetwater.

nolanis5
04-09-2012, 09:45 AM
i picked some up on ebay, not sure of weight, they were 2 inches long, i used them for tinker macks at the dock. they didn't work to good, tangled on line every time