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I'm thinking about ordering a few, need to know if it has a trailer keeper. Thanks

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All of their jigs have a keeper. Here's a pic of it. They're great jigs, worth the money for sure.post-40266-0-69181500-1367153513_thumb.j

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I'm thinking about ordering a few, need to know if it has a trailer keeper. Thanks

It sure does. I recommend a Berkley Subwoofer as a trailer for them.

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Thanks guys for the intel, They have a lot of nice color combos including the hard to find Smoke Purple color. I want to use the 3/4 and 1 oz sizes with Big Hammer swimbait trailers and use a stroking along with a slow rolling presentation which is something I picked from Matt Peters who runs the Southern Swimbait website.

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Thanks guys for the intel, They have a lot of nice color combos including the hard to find Smoke Purple color. I want to use the 3/4 and 1 oz sizes with Big Hammer swimbait trailers and use a stroking along with a slow rolling presentation which is something I picked from Matt Peters who runs the Southern Swimbait website.

The owner of NSCB Chris, has recommended that trailer several times to me. I tried them and loved the action, but on the 1/2 oz swim it was a bit much for my rod. Its max is 3/4, but a heaiver rod would rock with that trailer.

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rockchalk06 I appreciate your observation, placed an order last night can't wait to get them.

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I hear the new gill pattern is a really good jig, is this a full thick skirt for a big profile on these baits?

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rockchalk06 I appreciate your observation, placed an order last night can't wait to get them.

No problem!

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I hear the new gill pattern is a really good jig, is this a full thick skirt for a big profile on these baits?

Ya. I have been using it hard for a week now. I wished I would have bought some sooner. It's a great pattern for these dirty waters here.

The skirt is thick. Site says 60 strands. It's not as thick as the Black series, but still fairly thick.

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I just purchased a few of these. Not sure if I'll get them before Friday but I hope so. Would love to give them a whirl this weekend up North. Can't wait!

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I hear the new gill pattern is a really good jig, is this a full thick skirt for a big profile on these baits?

 

The New Gill pattern is my go to pattern. I see your from WI which means you fish the same style of lakes as I do and this color is a must IMO. If I was stuck fishing one pattern for the rest of my life New Gill would be my choice hands down. Like rockchalk said, it is a thick/full skirt with 60 strands. Not as bulky as a black series (80 strands), but similar to the Knockouts if you have fished them.

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The New Gill pattern is my go to pattern. I see your from WI which means you fish the same style of lakes as I do and this color is a must IMO. If I was stuck fishing one pattern for the rest of my life New Gill would be my choice hands down. Like rockchalk said, it is a thick/full skirt with 60 strands. Not as bulky as a black series (80 strands), but similar to the Knockouts if you have fished them.

I fish Wisconsin mostly and all I throw isgill and perch patterns about 90% of the time. I ordered Salsa and New Gill in the flip n swim jigs. Now I have to search through my trailer possibilities to see what looks delicious.

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The New Gill pattern is my go to pattern. I see your from WI which means you fish the same style of lakes as I do and this color is a must IMO. If I was stuck fishing one pattern for the rest of my life New Gill would be my choice hands down. Like rockchalk said, it is a thick/full skirt with 60 strands. Not as bulky as a black series (80 strands), but similar to the Knockouts if you have fished them.

I'm not very familiar with strand counts to thickness ratio, but would you recommend this to a beginner like me? Is this a good confidence building kinda jig?

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I fish Wisconsin mostly and all I throw isgill and perch patterns about 90% of the time. I ordered Salsa and New Gill in the flip n swim jigs. Now I have to search through my trailer possibilities to see what looks delicious.

 

Nice choices! New gill is my favorite and Salsa is a close second for the flip and swims. You really cannot go wrong with either of those color.

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I'm not very familiar with strand counts to thickness ratio, but would you recommend this to a beginner like me? Is this a good confidence building kinda jig?

 

This would be a great jig to learn with and build confidence. The best part about the Flip and Swim is it's versatility and it's ability to do a lot of things well. Because of the head design it swims true when working it like a swim jig and also comes through the weeds well when  pitching and flipping around grass and working it on the bottom.

 

When i'm starting out the day looking for fish I usually start with a Flip and Swim because I can cover a lot of water and also different water columns. I can swim it in 6" of water or slow roll it in 16ft of water and every inch inbetween. Then when I pull up to a key piece of cover like a log or boat dock I can pitch it in and around cover and work it slowly on the bottom. To me this is the jig to learn with and gain confidence in. I actually taught my buddy to fish jigs last summer with a 1/2oz Flip and Swim. Now he's addicted and owns a bunch of them lol.

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I fish Wisconsin mostly and all I throw isgill and perch patterns about 90% of the time. I ordered Salsa and New Gill in the flip n swim jigs. Now I have to search through my trailer possibilities to see what looks delicious.

Mnbassman23 recommend the Berkley Havoc Subwoofers to me several months ago. I use nothing else now. They are always on sale and have no scent so you can add your own.

The Alabama Craw matches the New Gill to a "T" and the Watermelon Red is a dead ringer to the Salsa. The Strike King California color matches the Salsa real well if you want a craw.

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This would be a great jig to learn with and build confidence. The best part about the Flip and Swim is it's versatility and it's ability to do a lot of things well. Because of the head design it swims true when working it like a swim jig and also comes through the weeds well when  pitching and flipping around grass and working it on the bottom.

 

When i'm starting out the day looking for fish I usually start with a Flip and Swim because I can cover a lot of water and also different water columns. I can swim it in 6" of water or slow roll it in 16ft of water and every inch inbetween. Then when I pull up to a key piece of cover like a log or boat dock I can pitch it in and around cover and work it slowly on the bottom. To me this is the jig to learn with and gain confidence in. I actually taught my buddy to fish jigs last summer with a 1/2oz Flip and Swim. Now he's addicted and owns a bunch of them lol.

X2. I've been trying to teach myself how to skip and it works pretty good. I look like a dang drunk monkey trying to do it from shore, but its kinda working lol

But ya the Flip N Swim can cover some serious water as a search bait. Basically a spinnerbait with no blades. It comes through the nasty with the head design real well.

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