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Recommendations for bass jig heads

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Hi all,

I'm new to the site and looking to assemble my own rubber-skirted bass jigs. I'm looking for some recommendations on jig-head manufacturers because I'm not really interested in pouring my own lead. Does anyone know some good vendors that produce both football head and round(er) head jigs? Ideally I'm looking for:

- recessed hook eyes

- ability to choose length and number of weedguard strands

- high quality hooks (e.g. Owner)

Also, is there a big difference in the type of rubber used for the skirts? Do some perform better in cold water vs. warm?

Thanks in advance.

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Speaking of skirt materials, I fish football jigs alot and use either rubber tied with wire or superline (most action in the water), or the Hydrosilk brand of silicone skirts (round strands, good action and durable). The drawback with rubber is that you can't use an oil based scent or it will melt the skirt. It comes in fewer colors than silicone but to me, the superior action outweighs that. Green Pumpkin, Black/Blue, Brown, a few in White and I'm a happy camper. There are very few sources for rubber skirting material, so the variety is not great. Silicone skirts come in a rainbow of colors and in many cuts. Check out staminainc.com and Janns Netcraft for examples.

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The drawback with rubber is that you can't use an oil based scent or it will melt the skirt.

Aha! That explains it. I've had some rubber skirts start to melt or stick together on me when I store them with plastic craw trailers still attached. The soft plastic trailers must have an oil-based scent in them.

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