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Whistler jigs

  • steve-o
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    Des Moines, IA
    Posts: 128
    #2111022

    What’s the purpose of the piece of plastic that’s on the hook behind the spinner on these baits? Is it to keep the bait clear of the spinner so it functions properly?

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    Deuces
    Participant
    Posts: 3695
    #2111033

    Always thought it was to keep the spinner from falling down.

    Caught my biggest pike on one of those things in Canada.

    JasonP
    Participant
    Twin Cities
    Posts: 1360
    #2111135

    Mr. Beads is correct. The plastic keeps the spinner in place. If it isn’t spinning the plastic might be too tight against the spinner.

    This is one of my favorite jigs for river fishing ‘eyes.

    steve-o
    Participant
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts: 128
    #2111136

    Thanks boys.

    eyeguy507
    Participant
    SE MN
    Posts: 3224
    #2111139

    My favorite trailer jig on dubuque rig!

    Weekender
    Participant
    Southcentral MN
    Posts: 410
    #2115155

    Are whistler jigs an effective presentation for walleyes in the open water season? Years ago they were a thing, but I rarely hear them talked about anymore.

    maddogg
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    Posts: 330
    #2115162

    Are whistler jigs an effective presentation for walleyes in the open water season? Years ago they were a thing, but I rarely hear them talked about anymore.

    SHHH There’s a reason for that.

    Weekender
    Participant
    Southcentral MN
    Posts: 410
    #2115358

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Weekender wrote:</div>
    Are whistler jigs an effective presentation for walleyes in the open water season? Years ago they were a thing, but I rarely hear them talked about anymore.

    SHHH There’s a reason for that.

    Point taken! waytogo

    nord
    Participant
    Posts: 510
    #2115385

    How big of a head can you get for a whistler jig? All I could find were 3/8 oz. I have some that are larger than that.

    slipperybob
    Participant
    Lil'Can, MN
    Posts: 1322
    #2116907

    How big of a head can you get for a whistler jig? All I could find were 3/8 oz. I have some that are larger than that.

    Biggest I’ve seen is 3/4 oz. There should be a 1 oz. size too.

    nord
    Participant
    Posts: 510
    #2116935

    Thanks slippery bob.

    Jay Tegeder
    Participant
    Posts: 25
    #2118564

    Yeah I took the plastic off the whistler jig once. The propeller blade slipped around and didn’t work. Won’t do that again…

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