Jig heads & lead

Jig heads & lead

For fishing with softbaits such as twisters and shads one always fishes a jighead. In the vernacular actually called a lead head, because the head is always made of lead. A jighead is nothing else than a head of lead with a hook on it.

Which jighead do I need?

Jigheads come in different colours, shapes, hook sizes and weights. And there's a reason for all of that. 
The colour of the jig head is one of the least important requirements for a jig head, but by experimenting with different colours a certain colour can provide more fish in certain waters.
The round jig head is the most commonly used jig head because it is very suitable for hard bottoms and active fishing. But also for soft bottoms with dirt there are jigheads, for this the erie jighead. The erie jig head has a flattened underside which makes it slightly more slanted on the bottom and therefore less likely to suffer from dirt. 
Which hook size the erie jig head should have depends on the size of the softbait. The fixed rule is that the hook has to go through the softbait in the middle of the back. For softbaits up to 10 cm, a hook size of 2/0 to 4/0 is sufficient. If the softbait is longer, a longer/large hook is recommended.
The weight of the jig head depends on several factors and is therefore very important. The weight of the jig head depends on several factors and is therefore very important. For example, the jig head must of course reach the bottom, because fast-flowing rivers require a higher weight. Also the size of the tail of the shad has an effect, the bigger the tail the higher the weight. Because a large tail provides more resistance. Of course it is also important what you like. Sometimes a slow sinking softbait can be fine, but some people want the softbait to sink as fast as possible.

How do I place a jighead in a shad?

If you haven't placed a jighead before or if you just put the hook in the shad, here's a short explanation. Before you place the hook it's handy to see where the hook should come out of the softbait when the head is exactly on the head. You can mark that spot with a dot or by punching a small hole in the head with the hook. Then you take the hook through the softbait, don't go too fast because a hook with barb is difficult to retrieve. The point should be exactly in the middle, at the top of the softbait. 

On this website you will also find dropshot lead or other types of lead for predatory fishing such as lead for the carolina rig.

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Jig heads & lead

For fishing with softbaits such as twisters and shads one always fishes a jighead. In the vernacular actually called a lead head, because the head is always made of lead. A jighead is nothing else than a head of lead with a hook on it.

Which jighead do I need?

Jigheads come in different colours, shapes, hook sizes and weights. And there's a reason for all of that. 
The colour of the jig head is one of the least important requirements for a jig head, but by experimenting with different colours a certain colour can provide more fish in certain waters.
The round jig head is the most commonly used jig head because it is very suitable for hard bottoms and active fishing. But also for soft bottoms with dirt there are jigheads, for this the erie jighead. The erie jig head has a flattened underside which makes it slightly more slanted on the bottom and therefore less likely to suffer from dirt. 
Which hook size the erie jig head should have depends on the size of the softbait. The fixed rule is that the hook has to go through the softbait in the middle of the back. For softbaits up to 10 cm, a hook size of 2/0 to 4/0 is sufficient. If the softbait is longer, a longer/large hook is recommended.
The weight of the jig head depends on several factors and is therefore very important. The weight of the jig head depends on several factors and is therefore very important. For example, the jig head must of course reach the bottom, because fast-flowing rivers require a higher weight. Also the size of the tail of the shad has an effect, the bigger the tail the higher the weight. Because a large tail provides more resistance. Of course it is also important what you like. Sometimes a slow sinking softbait can be fine, but some people want the softbait to sink as fast as possible.

How do I place a jighead in a shad?

If you haven't placed a jighead before or if you just put the hook in the shad, here's a short explanation. Before you place the hook it's handy to see where the hook should come out of the softbait when the head is exactly on the head. You can mark that spot with a dot or by punching a small hole in the head with the hook. Then you take the hook through the softbait, don't go too fast because a hook with barb is difficult to retrieve. The point should be exactly in the middle, at the top of the softbait. 

On this website you will also find dropshot lead or other types of lead for predatory fishing such as lead for the carolina rig.

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