Knuckle ball jigs

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Knuckle ball jigs

Knuckle ball jigs

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AS of right now we dont have them at the Iowa store. I work tonight and will see if theyre coming in and let those of you that live near Council Bluffs Iowa store know. I know the "slow death" hooks are on the way. Ive ordered mine from Fin Tec and they are quick to deliver the goods. Mike Grandick

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you can also order from their website [url=http://www.jigfish.com/catalog.php]Fin-Tech[/url] there site is going through some updates but I have ordered from them earlier. Mike Thunder Rain Internet Publishing http://www.thunder-rain.com/
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Hi Brian, I believe that Bass Pro did pick them up. Will probably show up in their northern stores and I know that Fin-Tech was working on a catalog page so maybe in the Northern edition catalog that will be out soon. Best Fishes Gary Parsons
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I became a believer in the Knuckleballs last season. They are really nice for pitching shallow. We did well pitching them against shallow rip rap areas for walleyes at the Chamberlain event. I think the unique design also helps reduce the snagging. They seem to pop free a little easier when working them through the rocks. Jason Erlandson
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Forced myself to go to the Omaha Scheels (cringe) and they had a grand total of 5-8 packages of the knuckleballs. I asked them if they had more and was told they arent ordering any for the spring. I wish BPS or Cabelas picked them up. Brian Moffatt
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One thing to remember about both the jigs - even though they are both stand up - they use different "systems" to stand up. The XPS Jigs use a flattened bottom (with appropriately contoured sides) to "stand up". The Nuckle ball uses its unique shape to lower the center of gravity and "stand up". I think because of this the two jigs may drop differently through the water, I know they stand up on the bottom with slightly different angles, so they look different. As we all know, little differences to us might look big to a walleye. I carry both. Bite On [url=http://www.thenextbite.com/site/featured_author.cfm?owner=1BE4E899-32D6-... [url=http://www.npaa.net/memdir/81.htm]NPAA #81[/url]

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I used them the last several outings and was impressed with them. I leave it sit them try and rock the jig and bait. Seems like they worked better than the standard jig in my humble opinion. Mike Grandick

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Hello Chase. Things are great here, hope school is going well and you are not doing too much day dreaming about walleye... just kidding Thanks for the low down on the jigs. I see they do come as small as 1/16th so Ill give them a try for the shallow pitching. looks like they have excellent hooks on them. Jim Muscat
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Thanks Chase. Brian Moffatt
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Jim, Hows everything going? As far as the nuckle ball jig, you are right on with the vertical jigging analogy. They are semi stand up jigs, which of course make them a great choice for vertical jigging. Fin-Tech actually has a nuckle ball zone-r jig, which has a narrower head and is even better for vertical jigging, especially in a little deeper water. However, I also like to use the nuckle ball for pitching because of the "teeter totter" action they give on the retrieve because of the weighting. Great jigs, great color options. Give them a shot, youll like em. Brian, the two jigs really have very similar characteristics, as far as being both semi standup. The nuckle ball jigs and the XPS jigs do have different style hooks however. The XPS jig is a longer shank, mustad hook. The nuckleball hook is shorter (also a Mustad), however it is 100% open, meaning the hook is actually outside the weighting of the jig. Two different styles but they both work well for the same presentations. You cant go wrong with either. Hope this helps. Chase Parsons This message was edited by Chase Parsons on 2-8-08 @ 10:35 AM

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I want to add a question. Are they really any better than the XPS jig heads you see Gary and them using very often? Or is there an application thats needed in different situations between the knuckleball and the XPS? Brian Moffatt
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I have never tried the Fin Tech knuckle ball jigs. They appear to be a stand up design and I am guessing would work great for vertical jigging. Wondering how or if they would work for pitching shallow or are they primarily designed for more of a vertical application? Thanks Jim Muscat
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