Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby wem21 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:33 pm

ducky wrote:eBay. Or pickup from Rui himself in Clayton.

Is there a way I could contact him?



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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby smile0784 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:36 pm

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ducky wrote:Just buy Rui jigs and be done with it. Good jigs at affordable prices year round.

Where would I be able to get those? I havent seen any in any store


Ebay for $12 i think

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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby TheGreatestGoat » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:53 pm

The way i see it is, are they 4x better? No way known

Are they better, absolutely.

I reckon 20 bones for a squid jig is lunacy. It's this rubbish Egi porn mentality.

I reckon what the others have said, shop smart, find some deals etc.

I'd much rather a large selection of OK jigs in different colours than a couple of the absolute best with no variety

If the squid are smashing green jigs and all you have is one $40 white jig then you're pretty much up ship creek

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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby cobby » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:04 pm

Scraglor wrote:To me I factor in where I am fishing too - some places have horrilbe velcro jig stealing weed - cough * flinders * cough


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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby wem21 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:06 pm

smile0784 wrote:
wem21 wrote:
ducky wrote:Just buy Rui jigs and be done with it. Good jigs at affordable prices year round.

Where would I be able to get those? I havent seen any in any store


Ebay for $12 i think

Holy moly that is cheap. How is the quality like?

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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby cantcatchem » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:07 pm

TheGreatestGoat wrote:The way i see it is, are they 4x better? No way known

Are they better, absolutely.

I reckon 20 bones for a squid jig is lunacy. It's this rubbish Egi porn mentality.

I reckon what the others have said, shop smart, find some deals etc.

I'd much rather a large selection of OK jigs in different colours than a couple of the absolute best with no variety

If the squid are smashing green jigs and all you have is one $40 white jig then you're pretty much up ship creek

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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby ducky » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:12 pm

The quality is good enough mate. They are essentially exactly the same as the Shimano Sephias. The weights are slightly different. But they sink nicely. They certainly catch. The designer Rui fishes locally and has good advice. Easily the best bang for buck option.

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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby mingle » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:10 pm

It pays to do a bit of research...

Ebay is a great place to pick up very cheap jigs. I tend to look around and keep my eyes open for nice-looking ones, then buy a few. Shipping can sometimes take ages, but they are often worth the wait.

I've picked up some crackers for about $1.50 each. Conversely I'd also had some dogs that cost 3 bucks.

You're right though - paying $20 for a jig is madness, since they cost a fraction of that to make...

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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby Nude up » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:36 pm

I really like yamashita and gancraft and do well with them I buy cheap ones for people who come on my boat who don’t fish as often as I do. I try to pick them up when on special but sometimes I can’t resist buying at full price if I come across something I want

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Re: Rip-off squid jigs vs high quality squid jigs

Postby Mattblack » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:55 am

Anyone had any luck with the new Shimano 'rattle' jigs? I was catching squid one morning on a normal white sephia & changed over to an identical jig but with the rattle....I swear it scared them all off.
Yamashita and Sumizoku are nice jigs if you can get them on sale, otherwise the price is hard to justify.



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