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Matt C

Whistler Jig

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Anyone use it?

I picked a pack up the other day looks decent. Says they are for stained and muddy water. Which pretty much sums up the SM waters.

They have the jig head, then a 2 blade below the head attached to the hook.

Use it? Leave it in the tackle box? Dont bother with putting it in the box?

Just bought a Limitcreek Smoothie, so I had to buy a few new jigs to try out! laugh

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I mostly use the Whistler as an Ice fishing option. It is a good go to if the fish are seeing a lot of jigs as is is not something a lot of people are tossing down the hole.

It is nice to add a little flash now and then.

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I was going to say the same thing as slipperybob because I think it gives alittle more flash in stained water or in clear doesn't matter. when I want some speed with jigs thats when I use them not much in the winter.

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We use a lot of them around here. They work great on the St. Louis River. Only thing I dont like is fishing them in current. They have a lot of drag with the prop resistance and you need to go 2 or more sizes bigger depending on the current speed.

I will use thumper jigs in the current and those work good and give off a lot of flash.

The whistlers give off a lot of vibration and flash.

I have caught everything on them.

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That is my fathers go to jig, and he is no Al Linder. I've seem him catch more accidental eyes on that thing, made me go out and get some myself. I don't jig fish as much as lindy fish but they do work.

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They will fall slower than a normal lead head jig of the same weight, sometimes this helps trigger bites and sometimes not.

I've had luck at times with them, but they are no magic bullet that worked when nothing else did.

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I find slow drifts and the drag n hop are when these excel.

As stated they fall slow due to the prop. I always go at least 1 size bigger than normal and like I said earlier 2 or 3 sizes bigger in current. For that reason I dont use them often in current. I like the smallest jig I can get away with. Thumpers are a good alternative.

buy the Northland firebal jigs and add a small O ring to the stinger eye and then 2 small willowleaf blades and let them clack and bang against eachother. Flash and noise is good. I do the same with some spoons.

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I use to use them on Bigstone. I'd like to try them again with a Gulp minnow! It is a good, but often overlooked, jig!

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