Jigheads come in a huge array of
sizes, styles, and even colors
Jigheads are so versatile because there is a setup for just about every
application. They can be worked along the water bottom or swam throughout the
water column. Over the years jigheads have only become more popular with the
introduction of new trailer designs. With so many different jigheads and
trailers determining the right combination for your application can be brain
racking at times, so let's take a look at some of the most popular styles and examine what
applications they are best for and some recommended trailers.
jigheads are great for vertical applications
The good old ball style, is great at getting down quick to fish holding near the
bottom. Many heads are now painted and can be matched with trailers. The best
trailer to pair a ball style jighead with are worms, minnows, bucktails, and
grubs. Ball style jigheads are great for situations where you know fish are
holding below you. Paired with quality electronics ballheads are great for
jighead is great for searching out fish and can be pitched and flipped
A favorite among bass anglers, including myself, this traditional jighead is
great for searching out fish in a wide range of structure ranging from rock
walls to humps and structure ridden humps. Football jigheads can be paired with
pigs, craws, or grubs. This head is often paired with Yamamoto twin tail grubs.
Football heads are available with wire or brush weedguards and can even be used
in very heavy cover making them a great pitch and flip lure. In the winter I
often catch fish by slowly dragging or hopping a football jighead and trailer
over and around structure.
are designed for "swimming" setups
Darter style jigheads feature an angular head and are designed to be
hydrodynamic so they can glide through the water with little resistance. Some
manufacturers decorate the heads with great detail to better mimic baitfish. The
style has become so popular that rod manufacturers have even introduced
application specific "darter head" rods. These jigheads are best paired with
either plastic minnows or curly tailed grubs. Fishing them is as easy as casting
and retrieving, and they can even be trolled.
style jighead is basically a Texas rigged with a fixed head, no need to peg your
sinker with this head
Slider Style: The Slider style jigheads are a substitute for a Texas rigged
hook and sinker. This all in one design makes it easy to rig plastic worms
without having to peg the sinker. The bullet shaped head on the slider makes it
easy to work the rig through vegetation. Anglers pair this jighead up with
worms, lizards, and creature baits.
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