Fishing QuestionsCategory: Jig Fishing FAQHow to choose a load for a jig?
Tiffany Newbury asked 1 year ago

6 Answers
Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 1 year ago
There are many factors to consider when choosing a load for a jig. The most important factor is the specific gravity of the material to be processed. This will determine the capacity of the jig. Generally, 8-12% by volume loading is recommended for most ores.

Another important factor is the particle size distribution of the feed. Jigs have a limited range over which they can effectively work and optimum efficiency is usually achieved in the mid-size range. Variations from this will result in either too much or too little material being processed per cycle, leading to diminished efficiency.

Other factors that need to be considered include tabletop’s velocity, water addition rate as well as dilution rate, and wash water underflow rate; all of which will have an effect on the jigging process.

Some other important factors to keep in mind are the following:

– The type of jig (e.g. diaphragm, Pan American, etc.)

– Feed rate

– Particle size

– SG of feed material

– % solid in feed

– Type of ore (e.g. oxide, sulfide, etc.)

– Desired product size distribution

– Recovery requirements

– Availability of water

– Cost of chemicals (if needed)

– Jigging cycle time

Martin Staff answered 1 year ago
Selecting the right load for a jig is an important but often overlooked aspect of jig fishing. There are many factors to consider when choosing a load, including the fish species you’re targeting, the type of jig you’re using, water depth, and current conditions.

Here are a few tips to help you choose the right load for your next jigging adventure:

– start with a smaller bait and increase the size until you start getting fewer bites;

– in stained or muddy water, opt for a contrasting color or larger profile lure;

– in clear water, use a more natural-looking or smaller lure;

– vary your retrieves until you find what the fish are responding to;

– deep water and fast currents call for a heavier jig and/or bigger bait.

As with any fishing technique, experiment until you find what works best in your particular situation. And don’t forget to have fun!

Bernard answered 1 year ago
When it comes to choosing a load for a jig, there are a few things you’ll need to take into account in order to make sure you select the best option for your needs.

One of the most important factors is the type of fish you’re targeting. Some species of fish are much more sensitive to changes in weight and lure speed than others, so it’s important to decided what you’re after before selecting a load.

Another key consideration is the water depth and current speed. If you’re fishing in deep water or fast-moving water, you’ll need to use a heavier load in order to keep your jig down where the fish are swimming.

And finally, you’ll also want to think about what type of cover or structure you’ll be fishing around. If you’re fishing in thick vegetation, for example, you’ll need to use a heavier load in order to punch through the weeds.

In general, a good rule of thumb is to start with a lighter load and then increase the weight until you’re getting the desired results. It’s always better to err on the side of using too little weight, as you can always add more if needed. But if you start out with too much weight, it will be much more difficult to make adjustments.

If you have any other questions about choosing a load for your jig, or fishing in general, feel free to ask us.

Wilson answered 1 year ago
Choosing the right load for a jig requires careful consideration of the application and desired outcome. Jigs are often used for tasks such as welding or fabricating, so it’s important to select a load that is compatible with the specific job at hand.

In many cases, choosing a heavier load will result in a more consistent and accurate outcome. That said, it’s also important to consider the materials being used in the jig—in some instances, lighter loads may be preferable to avoid excessively stressing the materials.

Ultimately, the best way to determine the ideal load for a particular jig is to experiment with different weights until you find the one that provides the best results.

David answered 1 year ago
There is no absolutely correct answer to this question since it will depend on the specific circumstances of your project. However, there are some general guidelines that you can follow in order to choose an appropriate load for your jig.

One important factor to consider is the size of the workpiece that you will be using the jig with. The load should be sized so that it can securely hold the workpiece in place while you are working on it. If the load is too small, there is a risk that the workpiece will slip or fall out of the jig; if it is too large, the jig may be difficult or impossible to maneuver.

Another factor to keep in mind is the type of material that you will be using the jig with. If you are working with a particularly hard or dense material, you will need to choose a load that is appropriately sized for that material. Otherwise, you may find that the jig is difficult to use or that it does not provide a good finish.

Finally, you should also consider the specific purpose of the jig when choosing a load. If you are using the jig for a delicate or precise operation, you will need to choose a load that is small enough to allow for accuracy. On the other hand, if you are using the jig for a heavier operation, you will need to choose a load that is large enough to handle the weight and force of the material.

In general, it is best to err on the side of choosing a larger load than you think you will need. This will give you more flexibility in terms of how you can use the jig and will help to ensure that your workpiece is securely held in place.

Carlos answered 1 year ago
When choosing a load for a jig, you’ll want to consider a few different factors. The first is the material you’ll be machining. softer materials generally require lighter loads, while harder materials can handle heavier loads. You also need to consider the width and thickness of the material you’re machining. Wider and thicker materials will require heavier loads than narrower and thinner materials.

Another factor to consider is the speed at which you’ll be running the jig. Faster speeds require lighter loads, while slower speeds can handle heavier loads. Finally, you need to think about the finish you’re looking for on your workpiece. Heavier loads will result in a rougher finish, while lighter loads will give you a smoother finish.

Ultimately, the best way to determine the right load for your jig is to experiment with different loads and see what gives you the best results. Start with a lighter load and increase it until you start seeing signs of wear on your tools or workpiece. then, back off slightly to find the sweet spot.