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Building Swim Jigs

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I would love to start making my own swimjigs as the tackle shops near by barely stock any jigs.

I know that there are several very experienced jigmakers on this forum and I woild appreciate any advice on the jigstyle and hook type you guys prefer.

From what I have seen on the net I am leaning to the poison tail type jig at the moment but have no solid reason for preffering it over any other style.

I have experience of making carp and catfish style jigs like my avatar andcurrently pour shakey head jigs and dropshot sinkers. I also have some experience of skirtmaking but dont know enough about "bass jigs" and swim jigs to be comfortable ordering and paying shipping and import duties on something that will not work for my purposes.

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The poison tail is my jig of choice for swim jigs. For all sizes you'll need two molds.

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Loodkop,

I can start you off on the right foot, PM me your e-mail and I can send you some tutorials that will help you out making and painting bass jigs. The Poison Tail, Snootie and Grass jig are the most versatile jigs you will be able to fish. From pitching, to swimming that will cover most every water situation there is.

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Loodkop,

I can start you off on the right foot, PM me your e-mail and I can send you some tutorials that will help you out making and painting bass jigs. The Poison Tail, Snootie and Grass jig are the most versatile jigs you will be able to fish. From pitching, to swimming that will cover most every water situation there is.

Listen to Cadman, he knows his stuff.

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PM sent. Thanks

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Cadman is someone you need to listen to as he can and will help you with what you need. I agree with him on the swim jigs but I don't use the poison tail for swimming, I use the grass jig in the smaller sizes and the snootie in the larger sizes. The snootie is probably the most versatile jig you could have, it comes through grass extremely well and makes a great jighead for big hammer swimbaits as well as hollow body swimbaits. I also use it as a flipping jig, it doesn't stand up but I don't want my flipping jigs to stand, I flip or pitch them into cover and hop it once or twice and bring it back and make another flip and no other jig I ever used comes through cover like that that one does and it makes for a great swim jig!

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Loodkop,

I can start you off on the right foot, PM me your e-mail and I can send you some tutorials that will help you out making and painting bass jigs. The Poison Tail, Snootie and Grass jig are the most versatile jigs you will be able to fish. From pitching, to swimming that will cover most every water situation there is.

Listen to Cadman as others have said but I would like to add the Flat Eye Arkie jig too, it may be the best skipping jig going. Skip a jig under a dock or tree limbs, swim it out and watch what happens.

Rodney

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