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Just a quick question on fishing living rubber jigs- do you guys fish them any differently than a regular silicone skirted jig? It seems to me like you would want to fish them slower to let the action and profile do all the work for you. Thanks!

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I do not fish them any different then any bottom jig I'm fishing.

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You do want to fish them slower, as in let them soak after the drop.  The living rubber takes a few seconds to bloom, depending on length of the skirt and how it's tied.

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You do want to fish them slower, as in let them soak after the drop.  The living rubber takes a few seconds to bloom, depending on length of the skirt and how it's tied.

thanks JF! Just what I thought, just wanted a few extra opinions.

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You do want to fish them slower, as in let them soak after the drop.  The living rubber takes a few seconds to bloom, depending on length of the skirt and how it's tied.

 

I'll expand my response.  I typically fish slow enough for any jig to do this.  I'm a pretty slow paced fisherman when it comes to jig fishing. 

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I figured that's what you meant. I like a straight silicone skirt, and don't wait when I'm on the "poke and pray" pattern.

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I'm fish too fast to be considered slow so this info is good to know

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Well, after reading the responses a bit more there is actually another question here. Does the extra bloom of a living rubber jig's skirt attract more bites if fishing slower than a regular jig?

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That's the idea.  Whether it's a fact....well, that's just fishing. 

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You are confusing a skirt tied full verses tied long. Mop jigs can be made with silicone or living rubber, usually frog hair living rubber verses larger diameter round living rubber used for puff jigs.

Nothing breaths better than hair tied full.

What triggers most bass strikes is convincing the bass the jig is alive and life like suttle movements, not big movements that can spook a bass.

Picture this: the jig falling down through the water column, the skirt tends to tightened becoming more streamline, the trailer is doing most of the swimming movements. If the bass strikes on the fall, it's the trailer that attracted the strike. The next moment of truth is when the jig hits the bottom. The trailer stops moving, the skirt at this time should flare out and breath on it's own, the trailer should also slowly rise. This life like movement is when most big bass will strike before the creature can escape.

Tom

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I don't think I'm confused, the jigs I'm referring to are by Buckeye, and called "Mop Jigs."  I have designed a few for Siebert Outdoors that emulate some of their skirts, but in colors, hooks, and head styles that I prefer.

 

http://www.buckeyelures.com/mop_jig.shtml

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I personally dont fish the mop jig when fishing is slow... if bites are tough that size profile isnt what im looking for. I tend to use it when i am looking for the big bite. Might have something to do with the fact i skin hook a super chunk on the back of it though..... Works real well when ya stroke it to!

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I personally dont fish the mop jig when fishing is slow

 

 

That isn't what we're saying.  But your suggestions are really good ones.  ;)

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