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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Salt water Fishing tips and tricks » jika rig (shhhh lets keep this between us tubers)

jika rig (shhhh lets keep this between us tubers)

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leftcross


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i'd like to introduce myself to this forum. been lurking for a few months and got tons of good info so i'd like to share a rig thats worked for me really well for bay bass.

its the SECRET "jika rig" (well not so secret but its hardly used). imo its the best rig to use when fishing eel grass. its completely substituted the texas rig for me. its completely weedless and glides right thru the thickest of cover. the weight acts like a keel and keeps the swimbait swimming true without spinning in circles like what happens when you throw a swimbait on a t-rig.

in the bay my favorite plastic to throw on it is a zoom fluke jr. fresh water i like to throw some creature baits and craws. heres a little video so you guys can see it in action.

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its definitely alot cheaper to make them yourself than to buy the ones made by owner. 2 rigs for $6 is too rich for my blood. let me know what you guys think about this rig

leftcross


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btw. caught my personal best 8.5lb largemouth on it and caught tons of 2lb spotties with it also.

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I have seen those and they look bad ass but like you said, they are a little pricy.

Squidy

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nicee i needa try this out!! but they are too pricy how are u suppose to make them ?

Fisher

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o thats what its called i just started using this rig i like it

leftcross


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a couple of split rings, a drop shot weight or bell sinker and if you want you can add a swivel to it.

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theres a few youtube videos and tutorial pages on how to make it. just google "jika rig"

personally i think the best way to make it is buy the gamagatsu ewg hooks that already have a ring on them. i never seen them online but they sell them at my local tackle shop. its cost alittle more but its still dirty cheap compared to the owner version.

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heres a pic of it in action. RI skinny dipper, it sucks they dont make them in a 3 inch version. the 5inch wont catch you crazy numbers but for sure you're only gonna get legals

jeffcpr

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leftcross I agree lets keep this to the float tube community. I like that a lot O think I will set some of these up this weekend. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the board.


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that's pretty interesting slow rolling that with a crawdad trailer in the freshwater lakes might be able to land a couple good lmb... gonna have to give that a try

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So looking at this closer I have a question or 2 do you tie your line directly to the Hook Eye. Also is there any issue cutting lines when fighting a fish and the weight is flipping around. I have at home some small rings to attack my weights to the worm hooks. I will try this just wondering if you have any info on these questions.


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I seem a pic where they tied it to the split ring that's attached to the hook I to wad concerned about the weight cutting or rubbing against the line. I might attach a swivel to keep some distance from the weight and add some type of sinker that flutters so when you pop it up it has some erratic action on the way down Twisted Evil


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OK that is were the swivel comes into play thanks I think I have it now.


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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:leftcross I agree lets keep this to the float tube community. I like that a lot O think I will set some of these up this weekend. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the board.

yeah i never post reports on popular forums or tell anyone about this except my couple of fishing buddies. but i wanted to add to this forum because i learned alot lurking.

i never had a problem with the weight cutting the line and i use 6lb line in the bay. those lil tiny black swivels by eagle claw work perfect if it concerns you.

you can slow roll it, shake it on a slack line like a shakey head/drop shot, crank crank pause like a swimbait. even on a dead stick a craw or creature has tons of action with alittle current.

leftcross


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1 split rings, swivel, weight, ewg.

its crucial for the bait to be able to swing freely from the swivel and weight. thats what makes this rig special, the free floating horizontal action



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leftcross


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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:that's pretty interesting slow rolling that with a crawdad trailer in the freshwater lakes might be able to land a couple good lmb... gonna have to give that a try

i caught my personal best by moving it a few inches, deadsticking for about 10-15 seconds and repeat.

rigged on a superline hook you can really drive the hookset home with braided line.

found a rig in my backyard. this is what i like to throw for spotties. i ran out of those tiny black swivels and had to use the big gold one. it still caught fish. 3 inch swinnin fluke jr, 1/4 drop shot weight, 1/0 ewg, swivel

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Yep, used that rig for trout too. It's one rig that proven to work in various type of areas, for various species. Just make sure not to play it around a dense weed area. Not fun.

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Trying to make this rig with out split ring pliers is a pain lol


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leftcross


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hahah that is true. its good to have alittle bit of finger nails haha

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Pretty cool setup...looks like a t rig mixed w dropshot w no leader...im gonna give it a try! Thumbs Up thanks for shareing Cool

dfroggy54

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sweeet! this concept is interesting..i like how the weight actually kicks toward you when jigging it. Wonder how well they work with a halibut or fishing sandies with slugs in deeper water.Thanks for the insight Thumbs Up



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leftcross


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the great thing about this rig. if you use a bigger weight, it only affects the fall rate. the action is always gonna be the same whether its a 1/4 or 1/2 weight.

bigger bait, bigger hook, bigger line.

spotties i use a 1/0, 6lb test for 3 inch swimbait. 5 inch i'd use a 3/0 8-10lb test and so on and so on.

keep me updated on the catches you guys get!!! its worked great for me, im sure it will for you

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Haha.. Sick!...dude was juss slaying..
Thanks for sharing!... And welcome!!

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Just built my rigs today, I will try them out next weekend. I will try them out with my sand worm lures and swimbaits as well. Thanks for sharing this info I cannot wait to try this out.


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throw it right on the thickest grass you can find and let the magic happen Smile

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I will do just that, I made mine as simple as simple can be just a dropshot weight on a snap swivel. the swivel is then snapped to the hook eye looks like it will work well.


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Shhhhhhhh haha

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