Shakey head preferences

It all started with the plastic worm and has now mutated into a huge array of specialized offerings. Whose is the best and which one is your favorite? Come share your thoughts and opinions here.
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Shakey head preferences

Postby Randingo » Tue May 16, 2017 4:27 am

Do you prefer shakey heads with screwlocks/keepers, or more typical jigheads with a barb to keep the plastic? I'm planning on trying the Frenzy, and the Davis in the normal jig style in addition to the All Terrain head, and probably the two Dirty Jigs shakey heads in the screw lock style in addition to my Megastrike e2 heads. I'm also going to get a bunch of the FinTech heads, but I don't really see them as shakey heads.

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby poisonokie » Tue May 16, 2017 7:56 am

I'm increasingly of the opinion that you're better off with a screw keeper than not. That goes for shakey heads and flipping hooks alike.
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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby adam lancia » Tue May 16, 2017 9:09 pm

I prefer the screwlocks.

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby DavidSA » Sun May 21, 2017 6:26 am

I think the twist slightly better.

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby Tim Kelly » Mon May 22, 2017 11:52 pm

Unless you're using elastech products (Zman) then a screw lock is probably the most secure way of fixing a bait.

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby earthworm77 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:48 pm

Screwlocks are pretty good but i find myself using an open hook Keitech ball head alot lately.

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby cortman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:05 am

Screw locks are WAY better than a barb in my experience. Stuff just doesn't stay on a barb long.

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:40 pm

screw in here.

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby Fishinfanatic115 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:46 pm

Screw locks, either the Picasso shaky heads (Admittedly, theirs are a bit small) or the Riot Baits ones (Football and Protestor).

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby Giqqo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:20 am

Screw locks are the way to go. Keeps everything streamlined and have better hooksets...

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby Chicagoed » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:30 am

Sounds like everyone prefers screw locks...anybody know if they sell the screw locks on their own. Can we simply attach one to our regular hook, say 4/0 ewg. If so, any brand preferences or links?

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby godshippy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:27 pm

owner cps springs

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby down4ttown » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:30 pm

VMC finesse rugby jig is my go to.

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Re: Shakey head preferences

Postby DirtyD64 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:03 pm

The basic Owner heads with the CPS spring in the lead, Owner Shakey Ultraheads. I am torn on screw lock versus jigheads also. I use the Owner Ultrahead Finesse Ball Heads too, and add my own big shrink wrap barb.

The Gambler Giggy heads aren't so bad either (screw locks), the new Aaron Martens Rhino Heads from Picasso look good too.

I have heard good about the Davis Baits heads, never used them though. The Provider Tackle Survivor Series Shaky Heads have a great Owner hook, but as a few other people mentioned, their bait keeper is rough on worms and they don't stay positioned as well or long as the screw locks do. Super glue can fix that though if you really find a good jig head and it isn't a screw lock.


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