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The brush jig is the better all around head, and will work great in mixed rocks and weeds.

 

X2, the brush jig pointed nose and stand up head will come through the grass easier than a football design and if the rock is sharp and/or jagged, there will be less hang-ups.  

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The best way to keep jig out of the rocks is never let it sit still and fall down into the crevices. No head design can help you if the it's wedged into the rocks. Without a boat to help you get an angle on the wedged jig you are out of luck or a jig. Lighter weight jig helps verses a heavier jig; say a 3/8 vs 1/2 the 1/8 oz can help a lot in preventing snags, but you still need to be able to keep in contact with jig under the conditions you fish in. Fishing a jig from shore up hill in rocks takes a lot of practice and jigs....not easy!

Tom

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X2, the brush jig pointed nose and stand up head will come through the grass easier than a football design and if the rock is sharp and/or jagged, there will be less hang-ups.  

 

Same thing I have found.  Fishing Tablerock Lake a few years ago is when I first discovered this.

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Heres a question.

 

I normally cast my jig out and try to figure out how the fish want it.  I'll usually start by casting it and lifting my rod slowly to drag it across the bottom.  I just read if you do this and you go over a rock, when you get to the edge your bait will fall AWAY from the rock and not straight down the rock face.

 

How do you guys slow retrieve your jigs to avoid this?

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How do you guys slow retrieve your jigs to avoid this?

 

 

Give your line enough slack to keep it from swinging back at you.  Fluoro helps, since it sinks.

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WOW, hurt my head but EX. Tell the dumb guy about some of the trailers and jigs you might use!?

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Ok, I was kidding about the trailers and jigs question.What I would like to know is there any of you that have a go-to place where you buy your jigs? I have looked at the sponsors and they looked like fair deals, just wanted to know if there is any others out there that you might suggest.

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Ok, I was kidding about the trailers and jigs question.What I would like to know is there any of you that have a go-to place where you buy your jigs? I have looked at the sponsors and they looked like fair deals, just wanted to know if there is any others out there that you might suggest.

 

 

I have started only using North Star Jigs anymore. They are priced on the mid to higher level of most jigs, but I wait for a sale and buy a bunch. They do sales appox 2-3 times a year. I switched them last year as anytime I had a question, I was able to call the owner and he would give me his input. Chris and Nick are great guys. Another thing I like, is there pro staff guys are also good people. They are always quick to jump on questions and help too.

 

Plus, the colors and quality of his jigs are amazing. All are hand tied and I swear Chis has OCD worse than me lol I've never had a bad jig or a flaw. Their QC is top notch.

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Ok, I was kidding about the trailers and jigs question.What I would like to know is there any of you that have a go-to place where you buy your jigs? I have looked at the sponsors and they looked like fair deals, just wanted to know if there is any others out there that you might suggest.

 

NorthStar or Seibert are AMAZING jigs.  They are all I use.

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I do a lot of bank fishing and i am looking to start using jigs. what would anyone recommend for bank fishing small residential lakes with 3-5 foot vis stained water in terms of jig type, color, and trailer type, color.

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I do a lot of bank fishing and i am looking to start using jigs. what would anyone recommend for bank fishing small residential lakes with 3-5 foot vis stained water in terms of jig type, color, and trailer type, color.

All I do is bank fishing so I think I can help.

I would get some greens, browns and some blue/blacks. I only use North Star jigs. I prefer the black series flipping jigs and flip n swim, swim jigs. The colors I would grab are Brown Craw, Froger, black n blue and Insanity in the black series. I use rage craws in falcon lake for the brown craw, watermelon red for the frogger, black n blue flake for the black n blue and candy craw for the insanity.

For the flip n swims I like Mistake (black blue red), salsa, new gill and a custom color Chris made I call Crappie. For trailers I use all Berkely Havoc Sub Woofers in Plum for the Mistake, watermelon red for the salsa, Alabama craw for the new gill and smoke black flake for my crappie jig.

If you want some pictures of the jig and trailers let me know. I'm on my phone so it will have to be later for the Picts.

I only use 1/2 oz weight in all my jigs.

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this may have already came up on here if it did i must have over looked it but i was wondering what kind of not you guys tie on your jigs i have been using a palamor not and i like it but sometimes it can get aggravating to me trying to get the loop over the jig,

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for ME, your milage may vary.....

 

chunk(zoom super chunk) colder water

Rage in warmer water

 

60- 70 degress is a toss up, use both but only keep using the one you catch fish on.

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for ME, your milage may vary.....

 

chunk(zoom super chunk) colder water

Rage in warmer water

 

60- 70 degress is a toss up, use both but only keep using the one you catch fish on.

 

I'm in agreement with Brian on this.  To me, warmer means matabolism is up, big trailer time.  Cooler the opposite.  Although larger/smaller varies with your area.  Where I live in Wisconsin, I never get too crazy on size, the 16-22" that are what I'm usually targeting run small up here and a huge trailer would put more bass off and more pike on.

 

Of course take all this with a grain or two of salt, and your experience may vary.

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Would you guys suggest using mono or fluoro for swim jigs. I feel like I should switch to fluoro because I cant feel as well with the line stretch. Any tips?

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