Welcome to the Best Squid Jigs 2021 article from FishingMad. Targeting squid has become such a popular form of fishing and the range of squid jigs and innovation in recent years is quite remarkable. The volume of squid jigs on the market is very extensive which makes it quite confusing for consumers to understand which squid to choose and why.

In our review, we test an extensive range of squid jigs on the fishing market and detail our favourite options and why. Taking into account, price, performance, quality, features, colours, durability and availability. Sharing our favourite picks to cover different price points to help you make an informed decision when buying your next squid jigs.

Top 10 squid jigs in 2021

Yamashita Egi Oh Live – Top Pick

Yamashita Egi Oh Live Review

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Yamashita Egi Oh squid jigs are a popular choice amongst consumers and for good reason. Available in 20 different colours ( including some of our favourites such as rainbow ). They are available in 3 different sizes Size 2.5: 10.5g Sink Speed 5.0 sec./m, Size 3.0: 15g;  Sink Speed 3.5 sec/m, Size 3.5: 20g;  Sink Speed 3.0 sec/m.

These squid jigs incorporate many smart features including a thermal storage cloth that transfers light into heat, and environmentally friendly tin sinker, stainless steel hooks, patented Slim Nose design which creates a sharp darting action, 490 Glow which is the best wavelength of visible light for the squid eye to see is 490nm, UV Body that reacts to light, which is known as Keimura, and increased action with higher lifts and side to side darting.

Yamashita Egi Oh live squid jigs are widely available from most fishing retailers in-store and online. Sold on average for $20 each and in our extensive tests, they have performed either equally or better than the more expensive high-end squid jigs. We highly recommend those jigs and encourage you to watch the video below which highlight just how good they are.

Watch the Yamashita Egi Oh Live in action as we tangle with some large squid of Western Port

 

Rui squid jigs – Top affordable pick

Rui Squid Jig

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There is nothing worse than losing an expensive squid jig, and this brings us to Rui squid jigs which offer consumers a combination of good price and good performance. This online retailer provides consumers with an extensive range of colours, features and sizes with most sold for $11.99 will appeal to many consumers.

We were impressed with the foils, colour range and glows. With many designs customised to local fishing conditions. We took a liking to stand out jigs such as the translucent green, yellow and red jig called the hulk. The mixed red and gold foils labelled coca cola and the UV glow of the Night White Tiger. We were also satisfied with the delivery with the majority of our orders being received within 48 hours not to mention the free shipping Australia wide.

Size 4.0 25g Sinking Rate 2.8-3.0s/m, Size 3.5 20g Sinking Rate 3.0-3.2s/m, Size 3 14.5g Sinking Rate 2.9-3.1s/m, Size 2.5 8g Sinking Rate 3.3-3.5s/m,

These squid jigs are only available online from eging.com.au or eBay. The most appealing thing about these squid jigs is the price with most of their line-up available for $11.99 each which is remarkable value. The components may not have the same quality as high-end squid jigs however in our extensive tests they were reasonably durable and handled our local conditions with ease.

You can read our full Rui Squid Jig review here.

 

Shimano Clinch Flash Boost – Top inventive Pick

shimano clinch flash boost review

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Have you ever stopped to wonder if the colours and technology advancements in squid jigs are made for the squid or the consumer? However, we were excited with the new Shimano flash boost squid jigs released in 2020.

These squid jigs are unique with an internal panel that shimmers continuously using a patented reflective mirror suspended by micro springs, which harnesses light and UV rays to attract squid throughout the water column. The continuous movement of the mirror within the body is produced by kinetic energy which is highly effective to these visual hunters when the jig is paused, as this is when the squid is most likely to strike.

Available in two sizes, 2.5 and 3.0, and 10 colours exclusive to the range. The technology here looks outstanding however our extensive tests were a little mixed. With the jig performing well but perhaps no better than standard squid jigs without the flashing mirrors. That being said we were impressed with the concept making it one of the Best Squid Jigs 2021.

These squid jigs are widely available from most fishing retailers in-store and online. Sold on average for $24 each. We encourage you to watch the video below which shows these squid jigs in action.

 

Gan Craft EgiJya

gan craft egi jya review

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Gan Craft Egi Jya are beautifully made squid jigs but come with a steep price point that may scare away some consumers. The colours, shape, design and components on these squid jigs are quite remarkable. In fact, they almost look too nice to use. That being said our tests with these jigs were quite comparable to other jigs at a similar price point. These jigs incorporate a unique shape that incorporates a slow darting action. We were very impressed with the look and feel of these squid jigs but it is painful losing these.

These squid jigs are available from fishing retailers in-store and online but can be challenging to find at times. Sold on average for $30 each.

 

Daiwa Emereldas Dart II

Daiwa Emerldas Dart 2

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We have always been massive fans of the Emerldas range of rods and reels but somewhat underwhelmed by the emereldas nude and cloth jigs. However, the emereldas dart II squid jigs offer a good overall range of quality, performance, design and price which would make most die hard Daiwa fans happy to use these squid jigs.

These squid jigs are widely available from most fishing retailers in-store and online. Sold for $15-$20 on average

 

EVERGREEN Egi Bancho

EVERGREEN Egi Bancho 2021

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The EverGreen Egi Bancho squid jigs are one of the best squid jigs available on the market today. Famous across the world these jigs feature the finish and performance of a jig from one of Japan’s biggest fishing tackle company. Beautiful colours and designs finished with stainless steel barbs that truly complete a quality squid fishing lure.

These squid jigs can be challenging to find, sold in-store and online with limited distributors nationally.  Sold for $34-$40 each in most retail outlets and stores we have found. Performance and great design coming at a fair but steep price point.

 

Inku Squid jigs – New Riser

Inku Squid Jig

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New to the Australian market in 2020 is INKU squid jigs. Offering at this stage a limited range of sizes and colours. However, what they do have available looks fantastic, performs well and is suitably priced. They also offer bulk packages including UV torch, quick-change clips and some great colours including UV glow white, Red and Gold. Keep an eye on this manufacturer as our tests have been really positive and proven to be one of the Best Squid Jigs 2021 with the performance of these jigs.

 

Harimitsu Sumizoku Squid Jig

Harimitsu Sumizoku Squid Jig

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Harimitsu is a household name in the overseas squid scene. Over many years it’s a proven jig that today provides a great colour range, action and features. Available in sizes 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, there is certainly something in the range for every angler and every bit of water. These squid jigs can be challenging to find, sold in-store and online with limited distributors nationally.  Sold for $25 each in most retail outlets and stores we have found. Performance and great design coming at a fair but steep price point.

 

Chasebaits Kraken Egi

Chasebaits Kraken Egi

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Formally known as Fish Candy the Chasebaits ( River 2 Sea ) Kraken Egi squid jigs offer a good range of affordability and features, with some impressive colours across their nude range of jigs. These jigs are made suited for Australian conditions and not just another imported product. Offering a good range of features, good performance at an affordable price point.

Size_ 2.5 | Weight 10.5gm | Sink Rate 4.5sec/m, Size_ 3.0 | Weight 14.5gm | Sink Rate 3.8sec/m, Size_ 3.5 | Weight 19.5gm | Sink Rate 3.5sec/m, Action _ 45 degree Glide

These squid jigs are widely available from most fishing retailers in-store and online. Sold on average for $17 each

 

You-Zuri Aurie Egi

You-Zuri Aurie Egi

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These squid jigs are widely available from most fishing retailers in-store and online. Sold on average for $22 each

 

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