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How do you fish a swim jig and what kind of trailers do you use including tackle

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there are many ways to fish a swim jig. you can hop it, twitch it, burn it, kill it, whatever your imagination desires. as for tackle, you would pretty much use the same

tackle as you would for spinnerbaits(MH rod, fast action with a good 6:3:1 reel and quality monofilament or whatever line you like.)

as for trailers, i like rage tail and GY double tail grubs...i also like paddle tail swim baits

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Paddletail trailers. I use Keitech Swing Impact, but they are awful expensive, and Big Bite Baits Cane Thumper. Poorboys Kickin' Darter is another one I have used but they are good for only one or two fish. As far as tackle, 10-12lb flouro spooled on the baitcaster. 7' MH-F rod.

They are a killer prespawn bait

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I like Reaction Innovation Skinny Dippers or Zoom Super Flukes. I usually use a steady retrieve while pumping the rod with a downward motion, but like MIbassin said, whatever your imagination desires. I use the same rod that I use for spinners and chatter baits - MH/F rod, 6.3:1 reel, 12lb Yo Zuri Hybrid.

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When I am swimming a jig, I have either a NorthStar Flip & Swim or Original Swim jig tied on...For trailers, you can get really creative, but I tend to stick with 3-4" swimbaits or craws, and I throw both to see what they want on a particular day.

For equipment I tend to throw my swim jigs on a 7' - 7'6" MH Fast Action rod paired with an e7 spooled with 12 lb Seagur Red Label.

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One of my "new" favorite techniques. I use everything from a Northstar 1/4 oz swim jig with a 4" Yamamoto grub to a 3/8 oz Dirty Jigs California swim jig with a 6" Roboworm swim tail. I use a 7 ft MHXF St Croix LTB to throw these on with 10# Yozuri Hybrid and it more than gets the job done for me.

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Trailers: Rage Tail Menance & Single Tail Grub; LFT Live Magic Shad and Keitech Swing Impact Fat.

My equipment: G. Loomis MBR842C/ Core 50MG/ #12 Yo-Zuri Hybrid.

Retrieve: Steady at a variety of depths on, over or around structure and cover.

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Another vote for Rage Chunks. Love the action.

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Trailers: Rage Tail Menance & Single Tail Grub; LFT Live Magic Shad and Keitech Swing Impact Fat.

Same here

Equipment: Skeet Reese MH 7'-2" rod with a Quantum Reel loaded with Spiderwire 50lb braid.

Technique: All of the above, But my favorite is to rip it out of grass and let it fall at the edge.

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One of my "new" favorite techniques. I use everything from a Northstar 1/4 oz swim jig with a 4" Yamamoto grub to a 3/8 oz Dirty Jigs California swim jig with a 6" Roboworm swim tail. I use a 7 ft MHXF St Croix LTB to throw these on with 10# Yozuri Hybrid and it more than gets the job done for me.

How has that stick responded to the swim jigs? Enough tip for long, continuous casting? I purchased the same rod about a few months back, and, after using it for dragging jigs next Spring, am going to use it for swimming jigs as the season progresses.

I do the vast majority of my fishing off of our dock, so making long casts are the norm for me. I am currently using a Calcutta TE 101GT on this stick.

I eventually am going to get a X4 Destruction for swimming jigs, but have to use what I already have for now.

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this may help

you can check out his channel, tons of swim jig info, regular jigs also but has some great tip

using his method above

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GP- You'll be getting plenty of distance with that set up... should serve you well!

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Thanks for those links Diggy. He's the one that got me into Dirty Jigs California Swim Jigs and he almost "talked" me into buying a Dobyns to throw swim jigs on just by watching his videos!

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I use the same trailers that I use when fishing the bottom. You can also use a plastic worm as a trailer and swim it in slow.

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My favorite trailer was the Yamamoto Swim Senko. It has a lot of roll action and I've sure a lot of vibration because of that. I have been using others lately though. I've tried the Havoc Grass Pig, RI Skinny Dipper, but most recently Trigger X Slop Hopper. I've always liked Trigger X's plastic. Its tough but still soft. It swims very much alike the Swimmin Senko, but has a much thicker, more durable body. I didn't get to fish it much before the ice started showing up, but it did well the last trip I went out on.

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This is probably my go to technique, Matt Allen's swim jig videos really helped me in getting into swimming a jig.

In terms of jigs I originally started using Dirty Jjigs finesse/California swim jig exclusively paired with Roboworms EZ Shad.

As I got more comfortable and familiar with this rig I decided I need to get a rod/reel dedicated for this technique, I opted to go with a 7'11" MH XF Shimano Cumara, topped off with a Lew's tourney pro 5:4:1. I find most anglers are using a high speed ratio for this technique, I use the exact opposite, I slow roll swim jigs over grass 90% of the time,the 7'11" lets me get those extra long casts over big flats is where I find this bait really shines. With a 7:1:1 I find I'm fishing way to fast, I really had to slow down to perfect this style of fishing.

Now a days I'm still using Dirty Jigs, but have also started using NorthStars Flip&Swim jig,I rely on X-zone Swammers as my trailers, really the only trailer use now, very similar to a keitech.

Swimming a jig has really eliminated the use of a spinnerbait for me, it's just so much for productive, doesn't get hung up, and puts big fish in the boat.

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GP- You'll be getting plenty of distance with that set up... should serve you well!

 

I've been using the LTB Finesse Jig/Calcutta TE 101 rig for swim jigs this Spring, and it has been spectacular...mainly a 3/8oz Northstar and a Little Dipper.

 

Thanks!  :cool7:

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