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I have always wondered about that. Crawfish don't have eyes in their butts even though in most cases I bet they wish they did. I have never seen any and like most folks have said so far I think it is to catch anglers and not fish. I wonder how many anglers have really given it much thought? Now like I said I can see it on swimming jigs that mimmick bait fish. Just thought it might give folks something to ponder over...... :unsure::popcorn::popcorn:

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i agree on the eyes on the jig's and also i have several customers that don't want the jig heads painted either....they say whats the point...its usually burried in the bottom or hidden in rocks.....these fellers catch fish as well...

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Fisherman catcher, fo sho. Think about it - the head of the jig is the heaviest part of the bait, so it'll lead the way to the bottom. Kinda hard to see something on the head if it's buried in mud/rock/sand/wood/brush/whatever. You get it, dood. Effective for swimmers (maybe - I do well w/ my non-eye jigs). Useless on the bottom.

It's da skirt and trailer, dood.

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I do believe on your lighter weight, yet still bulky jigs with a slow fall that a lot of times whether it is intentional or not we are imitating a bluegill just as much if not more than we are imitating a crayfish. Catch a lot of fish on slow falling jigs up against bluff walls where I think that is the case. How many times have you tossed a jig in and got nailed before you ever even get the slack out of your line? Same premise goes along with worm fishing though. How many worms do you throw that actually resemble a nightcrawler? Most of your worm bites are resembling baitfish even though they are shaped nothing like one.

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I do believe on your lighter weight, yet still bulky jigs with a slow fall that a lot of times whether it is intentional or not we are imitating a bluegill just as much if not more than we are imitating a crayfish. Catch a lot of fish on slow falling jigs up against bluff walls where I think that is the case. How many times have you tossed a jig in and got nailed before you ever even get the slack out of your line? Same premise goes along with worm fishing though. How many worms do you throw that actually resemble a nightcrawler? Most of your worm bites are resembling baitfish even though they are shaped nothing like one.

Crawfish are more likely to fall slower when floating from one ledge to another than a Blue Gill would. Again swimming jigs are bait fish imitaters and eyes would help and maybe a Blue Gill color in that jig might work. As far as worm baits resembling a Blue gill.. :scratch: I think not. Maybe a snake, eel, worm or other creature with enlongated body but not a blue gill. Now as for worms, Many folks don't use an earthtone colored worm so good point about that. This is were a baits action dominates over it's color. I have watched many anglers be T-rigging a worm and they will jump or hop it. How many folks have ever seen a jumping or hopping Nightcrawler. I have seen what they call jumping worms but never night crawlers. I drag my worm baits with the reel about 80% of the time. I drag my jigs the same way and ever once in a while I will suddenly rip the jig and let it fall like a crawfish fleeing a predator. I guess or I'm sure that everyone has their own confidence way of fishing certain baits. I just try to keep mine as close to natural as possible..............my :2cents:

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I have to agree that it is for catching fishermen not fish, when I first started making crankbaits I would put the eyes in the correct place on the crawfish type patterns, which would be on the tail end of the lure opposite the bill, well after being made fun of by anglers and non anglers, seeing several big name lure manufacturers put theirs in the "normal" eye place and becoming tired of explaining why I did it to EVERYONE whom I showed my work to I gave up and started putting the eyes back at the front of the bait :lol::lol:

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All I can say BW is you allowed yourself to fall weak and give in to not being yourself. Stand your ground buddy and put them eyes where ever you want to. If anglers are to neieve to realize that crawfish don't have eyes in their butt thats their problem. I would make them the way I wanted to because your idea makes much more sense than theirs and the big companies are not trying to catch fish. They are wanting to catch fishermen and women. Bass don't spend money and anglers do......My :2cents: worth.

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All I can say BW is you allowed yourself to fall weak and give in to not being yourself. Stand your ground buddy and put them eyes where ever you want to. If anglers are to neieve to realize that crawfish don't have eyes in their butt thats their problem. I would make them the way I wanted to because your idea makes much more sense than theirs and the big companies are not trying to catch fish. They are wanting to catch fishermen and women. Bass don't spend money and anglers do......My :2cents: worth.

Thats the problem Softy, anglers spend the money, thats why I had to move the eyes :lol:

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