Length: 2.5 – 100mm | 3.5 – 130mm
Weight: 2.5 – 10g | 3.5 – 19.5g
Price: Around $14
Opinion: If you’re looking for some new squid jigs to catch a feed or some bait, then the Daiwa Emeraldas Nude is hard to go past. I’ve been using these jigs for a while now and honestly wouldn’t buy anything else.
I’ve spent countless dollars on more expensive cloth wrapped jigs to only have the Leather Jacket’s rip the cloth minutes after coming out of the pack, which can be disappointing when you’ve just spent $25 on a jig. On the flip side, I’ve spent less on jigs to only have them not swim or sink properly, usually spiralling, whereas the Emeraldas swim and sink straight.
I tend to only use the 3.5’s which weigh in at 19.5g as where I go squidding varies from 3.5m – 5m in depth and much prefer the sink rate, as I think that a faster sinking jig triggers more strikes than a slower one.
When squidding I also use scent such as of S-Factor or Sax Scent. The hard body of these lures allows for great retention of the scent and sometimes requires cleaning of the jig when you get home because the scent’s still stuck on there.
My recommendation is that you definitely make sure you have a couple of these in your tackle box!
Daiwa Emeraldas Nude colour chart. Source: http://www.daiwafishing.com.au/emeraldas-nude/