: New Gulp Jig Heads


Pikeslayer8
02-23-2013, 09:23 AM
Legit or gimmick? :huh:

@ 4.29 a pop, I gotta wonder if their bait delivery system (BDS) claim is really about keeping the plastic intact on your jig or is it about catching fishermen with the hype. :stick:
I mainly use grubs and feel that if you install the plastic carefully that you can catch a fish or two before the pants come down. Maybe it is just the ticket for using gulp.

I dunno but I'll give er a go when soft water arrives. :rolleyes:

Pikeslayer8
02-23-2013, 09:47 AM
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1418558&productVariantId=3333408&WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03579233&rid=40&channel=GoogleBaseUSA&mr:trackingCode=E7D7CBC7-C014-E211-BA78-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=19135909511&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=43692022031&gclid=CO2by5HizLUCFZE-MgodoEEASw

For those who don't have a clue of what I'm talking about, :confused: here is a link to Cabelas page.

See they are on sale already. :withstupid:

tugger
02-23-2013, 10:13 AM
IMO, it's quite a lot of money and I'm not convinced that the jig would hold plastic any better than the wire hook on most high quality jigs, which are also high fpriced but you actually get 3 to 5 for this cost (I'm talking VMC hot-Skirts and Mooneye's).

eyewinder
02-23-2013, 11:37 AM
It looks to me like many lure manufacturers have decided: If they'll pay it for a crankbait, they'll pay it for a jig or spinner or spoon or. . .

Pikeslayer8
02-23-2013, 11:55 AM
IMO, it's quite a lot of money and I'm not convinced that the jig would hold plastic any better than the wire hook on most high quality jigs, which are also high fpriced but you actually get 3 to 5 for this cost (I'm talking VMC hot-Skirts and Mooneye's).

It looks to me like many lure manufacturers have decided: If they'll pay it for a crankbait, they'll pay it for a jig or spinner or spoon or. . .

I agree with both of ya.

I think a lot of the price point is because it's got Berkley Gulp credibility. :fishhit::fart::Wedgie:

Washington Walleye
02-23-2013, 12:07 PM
$4.29 per pop? According to the description in the link it's per package of 3.

stjoeguy
02-23-2013, 12:13 PM
The price in the Cabela's link above is on sale for $3.21 for a pack of 3. Plus there is a $3 rebate from Berkley when you buy $10 or more. That comes out to 82 cents each. I like the VMC Neon jigs, but they're $1 each. I keep reminding myself that I don't need any more jigs, but...... Time to go check the jig inventory one more time. Maybe there is room for another dozen.

Pikeslayer8
02-23-2013, 12:19 PM
$4.29 per pop? According to the description in the link it's per package of 3.

The price in the Cabela's link above is on sale for $3.21 for a pack of 3. Plus there is a $3 rebate from Berkley when you buy $10 or more. That comes out to 82 cents each. I like the VMC Neon jigs, but they're $1 each. I keep reminding myself that I don't need any more jigs, but...... Time to go check the jig inventory one more time. Maybe there is room for another dozen.

:sorry: My mistake, in my Cabelas catalog it doesn't say anything about per 3. I feel a lot better about the price point now.

Thanks for the correction. :cheers:

adempsey
02-23-2013, 01:49 PM
I have a feeling they will end up in the Bargain Cave soon enough.

Wall-i-Lama
02-23-2013, 02:43 PM
The price in the Cabela's link above is on sale for $3.21 for a pack of 3. Plus there is a $3 rebate from Berkley when you buy $10 or more. That comes out to 82 cents each. I like the VMC Neon jigs, but they're $1 each. I keep reminding myself that I don't need any more jigs, but...... Time to go check the jig inventory one more time. Maybe there is room for another dozen.

always room for another dozen or so! :)

Bill Krejca
02-23-2013, 07:18 PM
The heads are probably OK, about anything will work to some extent.

I like to use the worm heads that I pour using Do-It molds. They have a double barb, which I compliment by super gluing on the Gulp minnows. The bait thus setup is good for a bunch of fish. Also, I do a lot of vertical fishing, so I prefer a head that has the hook eye farther back, so the rig balances when not moving, i.e., hanging straight down. Cabelas does have another head featured which is configured a little differently, and balances.

The lure manufacturers have to come out with new stuff every so often, as we fisher folks would just get our boxes filled and quit buying unless some new goody was offered. It keeps the world going 'round! :)

To be fair, the head in the pic above would be a good configuration for pulling through weeds, as the eye is positioned correctly for that application - or for just casting and retrieving.

Bill

NB7314
02-23-2013, 07:34 PM
I like the bait keepers on the VMC mooneye jigs I feel they are the besat on the market.

stjoeguy
02-23-2013, 08:34 PM
I just noticed that these Berkley Darter jigs are lead free. I've thought about getting some lead-free jigs, but they're usually more expensive. Less than $1 each after rebate makes these a good alternative. Maybe someone without 3 feet of snow and ice on their lake could give them a try and let us know how they work.

fshnwalli
02-24-2013, 11:40 AM
Being a sucker for new stuff I bought the darters and some of these

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Fishing-Jigs-Rigs/Roundhead-Specialty%7C/pc/104793480/c/104736780/sc/104544180/Berkley-Gulp-BDS-Jighead/1418555.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse.cmd%3F N%3D1100354%26WTz_l%3DSBC%253BBRprd1418558&WTz_l=SBC%3BBRprd1418558%3Bcat104544180

they are hollow big profile but will slow drop looking forward to try them but who knows. Guessing a good shallow water pitching jig with a boottail plastic.

Freedom1955
02-24-2013, 11:46 AM
I just saw these jigs in person. They are huge even the 1/8 ounce ones are gigantic for there weight. The hooks are huge too.
I was surprised by the size of them.
I'm out.

ozarkeyes
02-25-2013, 12:42 AM
Plus there is a $3 rebate from Berkley when you buy $10 or more. That comes out to 82 cents each.

Good luck with that. Just be sure you have 2 or 3 maybe more, people provide notarized affidavits that they witnessed the rebate forms were filled out correctly, oh and also have plenty of authenticated copies of the forms to keep sending them, also would not hurt to take pictures of the UPC from the package, THEN you might be approved for the rebates.

Yellow Fever
02-25-2013, 06:16 AM
Did I detect a note of sarcasm about the rebates? I have been waiting over a year for my Revo rebate, I thought they were just backlogged. I would have to agree, it changed my perception about Berkeley. Why dangle the carrott if its going to get you negative press? I buy the products because I like them and I fill out the rebate forms with the same kind of hope I have when I stand on a par 3 thinking "this is it right in"

eyewinder
02-25-2013, 11:19 AM
Without going into specifics, ozarkeyes and Yellow Fever make valid points.

Rebates in and of themselves are a pain in the posterior. Then, when you have to jump through so many hoops that you are almost assured of failing to meet at least one of the criteria, you know that someone at Berkley is sitting around snickering at the dumb-___ fishermen who took the bait.

Pikeslayer8
02-26-2013, 05:46 PM
Watching Keith Kavajecz discuss these jigs on The Next Bite, he says that they are made from a composite alloy called Tundra. The Tundra comes in different densities so they have heavier density on the bottom of the jig so when it falls through the water it stays more vertical. :huh:

My main concern for this new bait is how it would do in current in a vertical presentation. :confused:

lundin-loading
02-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Ive seen them in person, and as its already been stated the jigs are MASSIVE. Theyre so disproportionately sized that they just look silly, id compare the 1/4oz size to at least 1/2oz lead head.

Mike7759
02-27-2013, 10:46 PM
Right now they probably aren't good. But once they are featured on a fishing show or in a fishing article, then they will be dusted with "Majik" and the fish will just fly into the boat.

Pikeslayer8
02-28-2013, 11:33 AM
Right now they probably aren't good. But once they are featured on a fishing show or in a fishing article, then they will be dusted with "Majik" and the fish will just fly into the boat.
:funnypost:
Hey Mike,
We as fishermen are always looking for that magic substance or lure that will do just that. Several years ago I remember coming home after getting skunked that day on the water. When I walked in the house there was an infomercial for the Banjo Minnow that had about 5 minutes remaining. Man, I tell ya, I couldn't call that number quick enough. But with every year passing, I do like to know what the cutting edge products in the fishing industry are. Some good, some meh, not so much. :peepwall:

I too, am very skeptical of the size of these lures. Doesn't mean I'm not gonna run out and get some, but yea, I was expecting more from Berkley. I think the bait keeper system is well thought out and will work well with the soft pliable gulp baits but I can't get around the size of these. Will be very disproportionate to the body size. Looks un-natural. :banghead:


Hey Berkley, how about a jig head of natural size, hollowed out and filled with Gulp Alive juice that oozes out through pores in the head. Kinda like tear ducts. Or at the least, a jig head that would be more of a rechargeable live bait head. :huh:

Mike7759
02-28-2013, 06:04 PM
Roger that Pikeslayer, I'm as big a guppy as the next guy. I have two huge tackle bags I take with me on the boat and have a couple moe back on shore. My nightmare is being stuck on the water without the right stuff. And I like the shows and article and like to try their techniques. I buy the stuff. I'm a sucker and a tool. But love it. I'm a collector, hoarder and fisherman.

Having said that, the commercialism of article and fishing shows is just over the top. When fishing for walleye you want to turn off your Mercury ProXS and switch to the Minn Kota. Troll slow using the new Berlkley Walleye Rod and use a medium reel like the New Quantum Sooper Spin which had 37000 ball bearings made of super lite unobtainium. I like to use power pro line its low stretch and high invisibility make it perfect for this application......blah blah....Rapala......look at the patches on my shirt....blah blah...reel in a fish....end of show.

Pikeslayer8
02-28-2013, 06:49 PM
Roger that Pikeslayer, I'm as big a guppy as the next guy. I have two huge tackle bags I take with me on the boat and have a couple moe back on shore. My nightmare is being stuck on the water without the right stuff. And I like the shows and article and like to try their techniques. I buy the stuff. I'm a sucker and a tool. But love it. I'm a collector, hoarder and fisherman.

Having said that, the commercialism of article and fishing shows is just over the top. When fishing for walleye you want to turn off your Mercury ProXS and switch to the Minn Kota. Troll slow using the new Berlkley Walleye Rod and use a medium reel like the New Quantum Sooper Spin which had 37000 ball bearings made of super lite unobtainium. I like to use power pro line its low stretch and high invisibility make it perfect for this application......blah blah....Rapala......look at the patches on my shirt....blah blah...reel in a fish....end of show.
:funnypost: :rotfl: :funnypost:
Yeah but, my Quantum Sooper X spin has 37001 ball bearings. :yea-right:

Nice post Mike.

rocko0305
03-01-2013, 09:28 AM
I was watching "The Next Bite" fishing show the other night when they were going after Minnesota Muskies, and they had a little segment in the middle of the program where they talked about new fishing equipment. Just so happened they featured a guy fishing for walleyes and using the new Gulp! Jig heads. He mentioned that the material was not lead, and I swear it started with a "T", but wasn't Tungsten, and was some sort of composite material that was light. He said the reason for the large profile was to target bigger fish without having to use a large lead jig that was heavily weighted.

Personally, I thought the thing was a gimmick and looked completely unnatural and stupid. I do think the bait delivery system/holder is a good idea though, but a lot of jigs much cheaper are already featuring this. In fact, I just bought some Cabela's Salt Striker jig heads that had the ribbed holder on them, and I got 12 for only $3.99, so a much better value and they are normal in size for a ╝ oz. jig.

I also loaded up on Northland Mimic Minnows in ╝ oz. size at Bass Pro this past summer. They were selling kits that held 20 Mimic Minnows for only $6, normally $20. I plan on taking off the plastic bodies and putting on Gulp instead. They are nice because they have two prongs that secure Gulp better than any ribbed jig I have ever used. Just wanted to share what I saw on TV and my perspective.

adempsey
03-01-2013, 02:22 PM
No amount of marketing buzzwords or fancy names will make these any different than a jig head.

It's hilarious the things they come up with. A bait delivery system,LOL! Come on!

They are made of Tundra composite. Tundra is a company that develops lead replacement composites for a variety of industries.

Pikeslayer8
03-01-2013, 03:04 PM
No amount of marketing buzzwords or fancy names will make these any different than a jig head.

It's hilarious the things they come up with. A bait delivery system,LOL! Come on!

They are made of Tundra composite. Tundra is a company that develops lead replacement composites for a variety of industries.

I get such a warm fuzzy feeling with new products with a good buzzword or two. ;)
This year it's jigs and go-pro cameras for me but last year was a doozy when I got my new Platinum ZX rod. This is straight out of their description---Advancing toward pure casting perfection, Cabela’s Platinum ZX series rods are up to 30% stronger and 15% lighter than our previous XMLTi models. These ultrasensitive, accurate-casting, tournament-grade rods incorporate revolutionary 3M™ Powerlux™ matrix resin and tangle-eliminating Fuji« K-Series™ guides. Elite components include high-density EVA grips and palm-swell seats. If anybody asked, I think I could recite that.

Man, am I ever a sucker! :cookoo::exactly: