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I dont think so seems like I saw some other style heads somewhere that were a different company. Try google and see what you get.
 

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Word of mouth mainly... *cough* Mike Iaconelli seminar *cough* :-\ I just read about them searching google a few minutes ago and it looks like people have had problems with the jig heads cutting their line? I have never been much of a finesse fisherman, mostly crankbaits and spinner baits and topwater. I thought I would work on finesse fishing this year. Would you use lead jig heads?

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BPS offers Ball Buster and Weed Wacker jigs made with tungston. Just curious, why are interested in tungston jigs?
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I will tell you why they have had problems cutting their line, the eyes of these hooks are razor sharp due to the painting process of the jigs. In my opinion they are very poorly painted. If you do buy them be sure and clean the eyes very thouroghly and carefully.
 

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The most important feature of any jig is the hook. The head design and weight are needed to present the jig where and how you want it. The easiest jig the learn how to fish is the spider jig on a head design that keeps the hook off the bottom. Depending on the depth, line size and structure or cover you plan to fish will determine the style of jig head needed. Shakey heads are a rebirth of the pea or round head, neither design keeps the hook off the bottom and will allow the hook to roll over and snag. Swimming jigs used for finesse fishing are dart heads. I believe you are better off using a drop shot worm presentation instead of the shakey head jig, a dart head for swimming curl tail worms and a stand up or football head for spider jigs. Select jigs made with premium hooks like; Daiichi, Gamakatsu, Owner, Mustad Ultra etc. Bass do not hold onto jigs like a plastic worm and you need to learn to hook set instantly to be successful. Tungsten is heavier than lead and offers a smaller size head compared to lead. The head shape is far more important than size and lead works OK, unless you need a heavy small size to penetrate cover.
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Ps; you might want to buy Don Iovino's book on finesse fishing; http;//www.iovino.com/donbook.htm
 

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Had to look up dart heads before replying! :) Honestly, I do not see the difference between a dart head jig and say the tru tungsten weed wacker jig other than the tru tungsten one has an offset hook. And are the spider jigs like those skirted jigs I see pros flippin sometimes with trailers added on? Thanks for your great information! I am going to check out that book.

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The most important feature of any jig is the hook. The head design and weight are needed to present the jig where and how you want it. The easiest jig the learn how to fish is the spider jig on a head design that keeps the hook off the bottom. Depending on the depth, line size and structure or cover you plan to fish will determine the style of jig head needed. Shakey heads are a rebirth of the pea or round head, neither design keeps the hook off the bottom and will allow the hook to roll over and snag. Swimming jigs used for finesse fishing are dart heads. I believe you are better off using a drop shot worm presentation instead of the shakey head jig, a dart head for swimming curl tail worms and a stand up or football head for spider jigs. Select jigs made with premium hooks like; Daiichi, Gamakatsu, Owner, Mustad Ultra etc. Bass do not hold onto jigs like a plastic worm and you need to learn to hook set instantly to be successful. Tungsten is heavier than lead and offers a smaller size head compared to lead. The head shape is far more important than size and lead works OK, unless you need a heavy small size to penetrate cover.
Tom
Ps; you might want to buy Don Iovino's book on finesse fishing; http;//www.iovino.com/donbook.htm
 

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If you go back and look at my posts, you will see that I am the shaky head king. :bs: Well, I throw them alot any way. I only use Spot Remover jigheads for shaky head rigging. This is one style of worming that the fall doesn't get the majority of the bites, it is all in the painfully slow retrieve. IMHO, spot remover jigheads offer the best action to the worm of the many types I have tried. I ain't payin' for no tungsten head just to throw it into a brushpile in 20+ ft. of water.
 

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Russ Bassdozer has some shakey heads that are made for "normal" sized worms, not really just finesse worms. They have a stronger larger hook i beleive the 1/4 ounce has a #6 hook. I bought some before my last tourney and they worked fairly well, the colors are kinda limited black , watermelon, and pumpkin. The sizes go from a 1/16 - 1/4. The website is www.bassdozer.com youll see them on the right top of the page. He's got some pretty good deals in his store and ships very quick, plus it doesnt matter if you buy 1 lure or 20 its one shipping fee. Dave
 
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