Jig head simple choice?
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- Written by Rafał Reiter
The day is rising I am leading the lure which is jumping on the bottom, I can feel a snap. Quick and energetic jam and I can see a beautiful fish on my rod. The moment of fight and then chill. I am stowing away my set and looking at the lure and all is clear.
The reason of my failure was the mismatched hook of the jig head. To minimize such situations in the future I am trying to obey the rules when it comes to choosing the hook of the jig head which I will brifly present in my article. A lot of alnglers when choosing the jig head think only about the mass of a head and the size of a hook, forgetting about the rest of the paremeters. For me these two first parameters are important but they are not the only ones. The shape of the hook and thickness of the wire which is used and the finishing ( thermal treatment ) elbow ( wrought, laterally wrought or not ) are very important for your fishing results. You can of course fish for bigger fish with thin rods but you can easily loose your fish during fight and it requires a lot of skills from an angler and perfectly matched equipment. To avoid problems it is a good idea to look to the catalog and read the description inserted by the producer, very often you can read about designation of given products and its benefits.
The flexibility of the rod.
The influence of the flexibility of the rod on the hook is important. Fishing on the line we can use delicate hooks, because the flexibility of the rod will amortize spurts of fish and will not expose the hook for unbending, what ocurres when the line is too stiff with inextensible braid in complete. The similar situation is with the rod’s action deep bend will amortize spurts better. At this moment comes the conclusion that I should always fish with thick hooks but I think that this conclusion is hasty. You need a lot of strenght to knock in the thick hook so fishing with delicate rod with thin line you may lack the power. In this situation you have to use your feeling and choose the proper thickness of the hook to the general power of the set and its stiffness.
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