Every skilled angler understands the importance of having the proper equipment in order to have a successful fishing trip with lots of fish caught. There are numerous pieces of equipment that can make or break a fishing trip, but nothing does more so than jig hooks. This is a bait and hook combination that can be used in both freshwater and saltwater fishing. There are numerous different shapes of jig heads, all of which serve a different purpose. The heads are there to provide sinkage, and the hooks are sharp with wide curved gapes to allow a wide array of baits to be used.
Jig hooks can be dressed and presented in a few different ways, and can have trailers and skirts added, depending on the type of fish that’s targeted. They are available in a wide array of sizes, so buyers should determine beforehand which type of fish they intend on catching, so they can buy the right sized jig. There are several types of jig heads that can make a difference when fishing, here are some of them.
Round Head Jigs
These are the most popular type. The shaft is straight and long, and the jig which is located at the top is round and smooth. The symmetry of the jig provides for a smooth casting action and the jig quickly sinks without disrupting the water, making it the excellent choice for catching wary or timid fish. The hook eye is centered at the top of the round and points straight upwards.
Tube Head Jigs
This type has an empty tubular capsule situated at the top of the hook and can be filled with tube jig weights of multiple different measurements. This feature makes them extremely popular and versatile. Tube head jigs have a long shank, ensuring balance and making sure they move accordingly in the water.
Football Head Jigs
This type has a football shaped jig head that is situated at the top of the hook, with pointed ends on the right and left. It’s precisely located on the top of the hook shaft with the eye being positioned at the center and top of the jig. Its wide and carefully balanced shape prevents the hook from falling to a side and also provides smooth, slow action in the water, to avoid scaring the fish. The positioning and shape of football head jigs means that they are less likely to snag and move better over rocky bottomed waters.