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just curious what size you guys like in the winter.  not a weight but more the overall appearance of the jig.

i always use bulky jigs with fairly bulky trailers but have been wondering if a finesse jig might also coax some bites out of finicky bass.  i subscribe to the bass look for big meals in winter theory which is why i go big but just curious what others think

matt

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I've always had the best luck on a little finesse jig with a 2" trailer or a zoom lil critter.  I typically use a 5/16-3/8oz.

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Personally, I like to have a jig with a lot of bulk in the winter. I will often use a 3/8 oz jig and put 2 skirts on it.......... ;D    Of course, I have been know to use a finesse jig in the winter as well.........I guess that didnt help much huh.  ;D

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My basic jig setups are 3 to 3 ½ for finesse jigs and 3 ½ to 5 ½ for heavy jigs, this stays consistent year round. I'll speed up or slow down the rate of fall with thinner or thicker trailers.

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I usually use 1/4 ounce with a big bulky trailer like a Zoom large salty chunk or a Zoom super chunk. If they are not hitting it, I'll try putting on a smaller trailer or trimming down the existing one.

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I use a 1/4oz Bass Stalker Jig. Black/blue or black/Red . It has the same profile as their heavier jigs. I use a Zoom Big Salty chunk or super chunk. Black blue flake or Black red flake. With the light weight of the 1/4oz and the bigger profile it fall very very slow. I do like the "living  rubber" skirt over silicone skirt when the water is cold.

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I use a 1/4oz Bass Stalker Jig. Black/blue or black/Red . It has the same profile as their heavier jigs. I use a Zoom Big Salty chunk or super chunk. Black blue flake or Black red flake. With the light weight of the 1/4oz and the bigger profile it fall very very slow. I do like the "living rubber" skirt over silicone skirt when the water is cold.

I'm going to have to look for that.  Ideally I would want of big profile jig that was still light for a slow fall.

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This may sound a bit odd, but all I ask of a jig is that it's "Stocky" and provides "Tentacles",

the same two properties that complement the Fat Boy Ika. The stocky body provides the target,

which in winter should be delivered very slowly. The tentacles provide a subtle perpetual motion

to the lure, even at rest on the bottom.

The overall length of all my jigs (year-round) is about 4 inches, give or take a 1/2" (equivalent bulk of a 7" worm).

I'm measuring to the end of the claws, not to the end of the slender antennae.

My favorite jig weight is 1/4 oz, but I'll go to 1/8 oz as needed, or up to 1/2 oz in very deep water

or in a strong current. I don't mess with half sizes anymore, I either "double" or "halve" the weight.

Roger

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