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Jika Rig Experience?

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I was just curious if any of you throw a Jika Rig with soft plastics on a regular basis. If so, my question is it better for a vertical presentation so the bait really stands up, or can you get the same effect making long casts and working the bottom? I was thinking that if it is casted out and reeled in on an angle, the plastic won't sit up quite like it would if you were more vertical. I suppose it could just be hopped but I like the idea of having a small craw on it that looks like its in the defensive stance and just crawled on the bottom. Curious to hear some feedback, as it's one technique I haven't really tried out yet.

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Whether the plastic sits up in a defensive posture has more to do with the bait. The rig simply allows this movement. Doesn't matter if it's vertical or horizontal - the action comes on the pause.

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Doesn't matter if it's vertical or horizontal - the action comes on the pause.

Thanks, that's what I'm looking for pretty much.

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It's not going to replace a t-rig or a stand up jighead, but is a viable "middle-ground" alternative. I've caught some fish this year with the rig.

With my limited time on the water this year I have no conclusions regarding when, where, or what conditions favor this rig. Just not enough time to tell.

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Check out the Owner Yuki Bug. It is perfect for the jika rig. I cast it, let it sink and do a slow drag pausing every few feet or whenever I feel something on the bottom. I will hop it a few times and let it sit some more then reel it in.

This is the only bait I use on that rig and it is deadly. Dont tell anyone else though OK? ; )

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It's not going to replace a t-rig or a stand up jighead, but is a viable "middle-ground" alternative. I've caught some fish this year with the rig.

With my limited time on the water this year I have no conclusions regarding when, where, or what conditions favor this rig. Just not enough time to tell.

The JIKA doesn't replace anything, but it is a tremendous "new" presentation.

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I tried it today briefly idk how it looked and I didn't catch anything on it. It seemed to be "tangled" when it came out of the water I made mine myself I might tweak em a bit.

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