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Peacock Bass Trolling Jig - New Design 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:56 am Reply with quote
Art Weston
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At times, traditional 1/2 oz. jigs run a bit too deep for trolling. Guides have been known to use pliers to remove the lead from jigs and run them with just the hook and the bucktail.

Recent posts here have links to a trolling jig manufacturer:

http://www.ultimatepeacockbassjigs.com/trollingjig

They also just tie bucktail to their jig hook without a lead head (I have ordered some of those for myself).

During high water on my last trip we did a bit of jig trolling with decent success. I did experience more missed strikes with the jig than when trolling a floating minnow bait ... perhaps due to the difference between multiple trebles vs. a single jig hook.

So what I created was a bit of a hybrid idea. I used the incredibly strong Owner Stinger-76 3/0 hook, tied a trailer tail and bucktail body, then finished with a SPRO Power Split ring (size 6 @ 150lbs) and a SPRO Heavy Swivel (size 4 @ 250lbs).

http://www.ownerhooks.com/pages/products/hooks/treblehooks.htm

http://www.spro.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SPSTLSRN-ALL

http://www.spro.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SHSB-ALL

I used the swivel to mitigate any spinning of the jig to avoid line twist. Also of note, the Owner Stinger-76 in the 3/0 size is much much larger than any other brand's 3/0 hook that I have seen ... it is probably more comparable to other brand's size 5/0 treble hooks.

I am going to make up a half a dozen or so for my next trip, but they seem to work nicely in my local pond during cast and retrieves.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:16 pm Reply with quote
Sean Wood
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I like it. I could see it using a blood red hook also. I always judge my lures by " would I eat it if I was a fish". I would eat that

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