Jig Head Comparison: Redfish Eye Vs. Trout Eye [VIDEO]

By: Tony Acevedo on September 23, 2019
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If you ever get confused on which jig heads to use, I don’t blame you!

There are tons of options and they can all seem like they do the same thing.

We could go on and on about which jig heads to choose, but for the sake of this video I’m going to compare just two of them:

The Z-Man Trout Eye Jig Head vs. the Z-Man Redfish Eye Jig Head.

At first glimpse, they might seem nearly identical, but there are some crucial differences which should dictate which one you should use and when.

To see those differences and when to use each one, watch the video below.


Redfish Eye vs. Trout Eye [VIDEO]

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When you’re using jig heads, it’s important to consider how long the shank of the hook is.

If it’s really long, you should use it with bigger soft plastics, such as those over 5″, and if the shank of the hook is shorter, it should be used with soft plastics in the 2-4″ range.

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John Martin

What hock is used for fresh shrimp in November Tony?
Cheers and thanks

James Doyel

Thin wire 1/0, 2/0 or 3/0 size J hook, circle hook, k-hook, or wide gap hook in whatever brand you like.

David Cordero

I prefer the Texas eye jigheads. They hold the zman plastic waaay longer. I also love the fact that the hook swings!

Floyd Nevseta

On the Zman website, Trout Eye uses a 2/0 hook and the Redfish Eye uses a 4/0.

Harrison Prince

Y’all answer the best questions. Ive been wondering about the difference for a week now.

Gary Rankel

I thought you were going to give your take on white vs red eyes on the jig heads of the same size. I go with white simply because I’ve never seen baitfish with red eyes.

Dave Otte

Great info Tony! The Redfish Eye jighead was helpful for me when I caught a flounder. I had it rigged with a 4″ DieZel MinnowZ and the longer shank helped the hook get ‘deeper’ into the fish’s mouth, away from the ‘hard’ and ‘toothy’ parts. Thank you for all your help Tony!!