Anyone use Knuckle Ball Jigs from Fin Tech?

  • Avatar of Justin Schneider (Woods & Water Insurance) Justin Schneider (Woods & Water Insurance) 
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    Hey guys,

    I’m thinking of picking up a few of the Zone-R Knuckleball jigs from Fin Tech. Anyone use these? Also in what conditions do you feel these jigs excel?

    I’m primarily looking for them to give some of the people I share the boat with an easier time jigging when were faced with heavy current in the spring, as some of them have a hard time maintaining bottom contact with a traditional jig. Any other jig reccomendations that may fit the mold for this as well?

    Thanks in advance

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    I do have some knuckleballs. They have seen limited use when I am dragging over clean sand. The B-Fish-N tackle draggin jig is a much better choice when working around any sort of snag or rock.

    If you’re having trouble with keeping bottom contact when vertical jigging, you simply need to increase the weight of your standard B-Fish Precision head. The thin, hydrodynamic profile of the precision head is going to defeat the current much better than the chubby head of the knuckleball.

    I will often give my guests fishing from the back of the boat a heavier head (say, a 3/8) when I’m using from the front (1/4 or 5/16). That helps to compensate for the fact that I am able to stay exactly on top of my baits using the bowmount, while their baits are somewhat at the mercy of side-to-side movement of the boat.

    Avatar of ottomatica ottomatica 
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    I use them all the time, just like you said, they’re best for deep water or heavy current conditions. Otherwise I like to use the reagular round head because they stand up better and are great for draggin.

    And, funny you should ask, I discovered a unique Bass application for them last year and it’s really neat, Check this out: Wacky Nuckle Ball

    Scroll down to see the photos.

    Avatar of Justin Schneider (Woods & Water Insurance) Justin Schneider (Woods & Water Insurance) 
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    I will often give my guests fishing from the back of the boat a heavier head (say, a 3/8) when I’m using from the front (1/4 or 5/16). That helps to compensate for the fact that I am able to stay exactly on top of my baits using the bowmount, while their baits are somewhat at the mercy of side-to-side movement of the boat


    Exact problem I was having!

    I wasn’t sure whether to give the knuckleballs a try, or simply stick with the BFishN precision heads and go with a little more weight. I love the sleek design of those precsion heads, but I wasn’t sure if I was missing out on something else. Good to hear I wasn’t!

    Thanks!

    Avatar of bret_clark bret_clark 
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    The Knuckle Ball jigs from Fin Tech teamed up with the Super Doos from B Fish N Tackle makes for a killer combination. They work fine during the high water and flow on pool 8 in the spring.

    I love the way the Knuckle Ball stands the Super Doos up instead of laying them flat. It helps put a lot more action in the strands of plastic making it look more life like.

    It is one of my favorite rigs to fish with for the spring sauger/eyes run.

    Avatar of tom_gursky tom_gursky 
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    The Knuckle Ball jigs from Fin Tech teamed up with the Super Doos from B Fish N Tackle makes for a killer combination. They work fine during the high water and flow on pool 8 in the spring.
    I love the way the Knuckle Ball stands the Super Doos up instead of laying them flat. It helps put a lot more action in the strands of plastic making it look more life like.
    It is one of my favorite rigs to fish with for the spring sauger/eyes run.


    Well put Brett …they are excellent jigs with very good quality hooks. I use them for dragging on sand and clam beds often, along with BFTs.

    Avatar of illiniwalli illiniwalli 
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    The Knuckle Ball jigs from Fin Tech teamed up with the Super Doos from B Fish N Tackle makes for a killer combination.




    i usually match the b fish n jigs and plastics when fishin shallow or slow current but definitely am going to give that a try.

    i really like the 3/8 and 1/2 knuckleballs for bigger plastics and faster or deeper water.

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