Jig size

Utahutes
Wanting to start fishing rubber worm 1/8 ,1/4 oz. Question I have only bee. Able to find them 1/0. Which seems large . Also what size for bottom bouncing
 
O. mykiss
I prefer 1/4 jig heads, during the winter flows are heavy and I want the presentation to get down fast. 1/0 is not too big for winter fishing. As far as hook size goes for drift fishing, I like to use size 1 hooks
 
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What about for summer run st hd. Should I go to a #1 for floating rubber worms. Alstay with #1 for botton bouncing or go down one siz
 
hobster
I like to use 1/8 jigs with a 3/8 bobber and 1/4 ounce inline weight. I rarely use 1/4 in the waters I fish. 1/8 or less for summers depending on water. I’m a little confused about the bottom bouncing though, you don’t want to bounce jigs OFF the bottom, you want them to float freely about a foot above the bottom
 
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Utahutes
Sorry guess I was wondering about drifting worms also on best hook size for winter and summer runs.. I've got 1/8 , 1/4 oz with #1 hooks seems BLT large .
 
Grant22
I don't fish jigs or worms very often, but i'm a fan of 1/4oz when I do. If i'm fishing really small or low and clear water, then i'll use 1/8oz. I use #1 or #2 hooks 90% of the time. The only time i'll ever go smaller than a #2 is if i'm using an 8 or 10mm bead. I use the biggest hook that I can get away with. I notice that the fish get hooked better and don't get off as often. For your case using worms, I would go no smaller than a #2.
 
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Casting Call
My 2 cents, white Gig head in front of pink plastic worm and don't forget about the San Jaun worm. Tony
 
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hobster
Man I used to catch all my steelhead drift fishing, then added bobber and jigs and other methods as well. I still like jigs but use a soft bead trailer these days, and they always seem to hit the bead. Haven’t hooked one on a jig in years, it’s almost like they are conditioned to only hit beads now😜
 
Casting Call
hobster... trail bead how dropper or end of main line? Tony
 
O. mykiss
Casting Call said:
hobster... trail bead how dropper or end of main line? Tony
Most people tie the bead trailer to the bend in the jig.
 
hobster
O. mykiss said:
Most people tie the bead trailer to the bend in the jig.
Indeed. I tie onto the hook and have about 10 inches of leader to the bead. Don’t want it too long or you will snag up.
 
Grant22
Speaking of Jigs, I just started tying my own, this is my first batch. The store was out of black marabou so no nightmare for now but that’ll be next time. These are all 1/4oz. I’ve never tried the bead dropper but that sounds like something I’ll have to try.
 
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hobster
Those are some nice looking jigs! You will definitely catch fish with those👍
 
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For a first batch they look real pro. Let us know how you do? Tony
hobster said:
Those are some nice looking jigs! You will definitely catch fish with those👍
 
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