Trout Eye Jig Head Review (Pros, Cons, Colors, & When To Use Them)
Have you tried the Trout Eye jig heads?
These are some of my favorite jig heads to use with paddletails and in this video, I’m breaking down everything you need to know about them.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The top pros and cons of these jig heads
- Which colors I use
- When to not use these jig heads
- How to determine which size you should be using
- And more
Check out the review in the video below!
Trout Eye Jig Head Review [VIDEO]
When To Use The Trout Eye Jig Head
Since these jig heads are narrow, they’re hydrodynamic and dive down quickly, so they’re great for swimming paddletails through the water column.
But since they’re so narrow, they’re not ideal for letting your bait sit on the bottom for long periods of time.
This is because the wide body of the Mission Fishin jig head lets it sit upright on the bottom, whereas the narrow Trout Eye jig head will just roll on its side.
Pros & Cons Of This Jig Head
Although this is one of my favorite jig heads, it’s not perfect.
Here are some of the pros and cons:
- Two-spiked keeper works with every soft plastic
- They’re strong
- Great for fishing with paddletails
- Spikes can be accidentally squeezed down with pliers (they’re made of lead)
- Not ideal for when you’re letting your bait or lure sit on the bottom
What You Need To Know About Eye Color
Many people debate about which jig head color is best, but here’s what I’ve found: the color doesn’t seem to affect how many fish I catch.
I’ve caught lots of fish with all of the colors.
So instead of deciding which jig head to use based on color, I use the colors to help stay organized.
One color represents one size, so I can quickly find which size I want to use in my tackle box.
We’ve set this up in our tackle store, too.
Using the right size jig head so you can get the lure in the strike zone is really important, so I recommend having a variety of sizes.
Here’s a rough rule of thumb I follow to decide which size jig head to use:
• 1/8th oz – great for depths of 2 to 4 ft
• 3/16th oz – great for depths of 2.5 to 5 ft
• 1/4th oz – great for depths of 4 to 8 ft
If you fish with paddletails on the flats, I definitely recommend giving these Trout Eye jig heads a try.
They’re strong and have a simple, yet effective design for keeping lures rigged on them properly.
Have you used them before?
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