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TeamRooster
Posted 12/5/2018 5:59 PM (#20540)
Subject: Vertical vs Horizontal




Posts: 252

Location: Taylor Cty. Wis.
When l got addicted to musky fishing in the eighties l fell into the "you got to have one of these" periods and bought a lot of baits of every color in the rainbow before I figured out the marketing ploy. I purchased alot of "peacock colors that I really thought were cool" not thinking that they were suppose to impress that damn musky not me. Having accumulating 350+ musky baits l use about 15 regularly and they are black, gold, silver, orange, chartreuse, and white. Now with my addiction to ice fishing bluegills I have pretty much stuck to those basic colors using horizontal type jigs. Always trying to improve my presentation to these finicky little bulldogs l've been pondering this question; What do you think is the best jig presentation Vertical or Horizontal and why?.............Rooster
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muskyhunter63
Posted 12/6/2018 11:17 AM (#20541 - in reply to #20540)
Subject: Re: Vertical vs Horizontal




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Wish I could answer your question Rooster. I usually let the fish tell me what they want. I tend to start with a vertical presentation like a Rocker and if it does not get bit after a while I will change to a horizontal like a Rat Finkie. I seem to change jigs often until I get a consistent bite.
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sworrall
Posted 12/10/2018 11:30 AM (#20547 - in reply to #20540)
Subject: Re: Vertical vs Horizontal




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Location: Rhinelander Wisconsin
Both have a place. Finicky it's vertical for me.
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fishen-ski's
Posted 12/23/2018 11:44 AM (#20565 - in reply to #20540)
Subject: RE: Vertical vs Horizontal




Posts: 46

When I encounter super finicky panfish or "zombie"
marks as I like to call them and can't get anything
else to go, I pull out a palm rod, loaded with 1 or 2lb.
and the fricking tiniest tungsten jig ever made, and drop
that down and tease em. I've had times where that will
get zombie fish to eat. It's kind of fun, but hand lining them
up is kind of a pain. I play around with it more and more each year,
it does work, something about the super light action and downsizing.

Bobber's down sells a nice palm rod for $20. Give it a try!!
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sled
Posted 12/23/2018 8:22 PM (#20567 - in reply to #20540)
Subject: Re: Vertical vs Horizontal




Posts: 430

i'm the opposite of fancy ... i used to "call em in" with a jigging rap tipped with a wax worm and then if they start biting use just a simple small tungsten chart jig and waxie. i do pretty well not chasing and just jigging a simple small jig n waxie, but again i'm lazy that way, but put some decent numbers and fish in the bucket with it ...
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TeamRooster
Posted 1/6/2019 7:28 PM (#20584 - in reply to #20540)
Subject: RE: Vertical vs Horizontal




Posts: 252

Location: Taylor Cty. Wis.
Have been using the new Acme Pro Series Tungsten Jig size 3mm my last couple outings and have had good success. It hangs neither horizontal or vertical but in between. Today I targeted gills on a body of water that has a lot of small crappies and didn't lose any crappies like l normally do. Most small gill jigs have a narrow hook gap but the Acme is just a bit wider which I feel gets a better hook up. Gills didn't seem to mind either. Just my 2 cents.............Rooster


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Josh
Posted 1/9/2019 7:08 AM (#20585 - in reply to #20540)
Subject: Re: Vertical vs Horizontal




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I’ll run a combo of both if it’s tough. Vertizontal is what it’s called, vertical jig with a plastic tail pointed straight horizontal.
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