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I want o start to throw swim jigs. Help me learn more about them.

What's your favorite brand, weight, and trailer to use with it?

And what water conditions and temps do you find they produce the best?

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I want o start to throw swim jigs. Help me learn more about them.

What's your favorite brand, weight, and trailer to use with it?

I like Strike Kings swimming jig due to head shape and having eyes on the actual jig. In particular the hack attack swim jig that has a stout heavy wire hook. Which is what you want when throwing them on braid.

Here lately I have been swimming hack attack heavy cover jig as a swim jig when I need something a little heavier than 3/8 oz

And what water conditions and temps do you find they produce the best?

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I want o start to throw swim jigs. Help me learn more about them.

What's your favorite brand, weight, and trailer to use with it?

I like Strike Kings swimming jig due to head shape and having eyes on the actual jig. In particular the hack attack swim jig that has a stout heavy wire hook. Which is what you want when throwing them on braid.

Here lately I have been swimming hack attack heavy cover jig as a swim jig when I need something a little heavier than 3/8 oz

And what water conditions and temps do you find they produce the best?

I like the water clear to stained. 3 ft visibility or less is plenty for because of where and how I fish it. I have been experimenting more with it this winter but on the bladed jig has been producing. I usually start throwing it when fish are hard core pre spawn and are starting to move shallow.

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I have an assortment of  Siebert's swim jigs that I plan on using this year.  One of the colors is posted above and the other color is a bluegill color.  I plan on using the Berkley Subwoofer and some type of crawdad bait for trailers. I have not picked out the colors yet.

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3/8 revenge swim jigs

work year round

I use missile twin turbos and swimsenkos trimmed down.

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A good place to start might be to understand where the swimjig was started and what it actually was in the beginning.   Most of the jigs that we call swimjigs now are truly more of a pitching type jig that has been modified to swim also.  There are stark contrasts to some of the originals.  A good place to start your search in by reading about Brovarny jigs as many believe they were one of the originals..

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Siebert 3/8 swim jig in Bluegill. Trailer varies from rage craws, Grass Pigs, to basic chunks. Usually in a green pumpkin red flake, candy craw or sapphire.

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Shameless self-promotion!              But I like it.

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1/4oz  Brovarney swim jig in Blue Crab has been my favorite for years. 

 

 

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I'm a big fan of a 3/8 oz Dirty Jig swimjig, great color selection, fantastic durability, and I've caught a ton of fish on them

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Siebert Outdoors 3/8 oz Elite

 

NorthStar 3/8 oz Original Swim Jig

 

Trailers are Rage Tail Menace and Shellcracker

 

 

 

 

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shell cracker always seemed too bulky on 3/8 for my tastes

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1/4oz  Brovarney swim jig in Blue Crab has been my favorite for years. 

 

 

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I like this jig also, nice thin weedguard,, 30 degree hook, and a thinner skirt.  This is what I think of when someone says swimjig.  What trailer do you usually use?

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I have had good luck with the Bass Assault swimjig, I like these two colors in particular

 

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These are a few that I have made recently for fishing different lakes in my area, they fall more into the pitching/swimming jig. 

 

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Here in Ohio most of our water is shallow so everything is light weight. As an overall favorite I would say Pepper Custom Jigs, any color that matches the footage of your area. I only use one trailer on all my swim jigs, in my opinion the best action on any trailer is the 3.6 JP Hammer shad on my light swim jigs , and the 4.8 Hammer shad on heavier ones. Trailer matching the jig skirt.hope that helps or atleast offers a starting point.

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I like a 3/8 oz Dirty Jigs Swim Jig because of their vast and detailed color selection. I like 3/8 oz because I can use it in a variety of depths and I can make long casts with it.

 

 

My favorite trailers for swim jigs are Rage Craws, grubs, or Lake Fork Magic Shads depending on how active the fish are. For trailers, I tend to go with a grub in cooler water or when the fish aren't super active, a craw when their somewhat active or in the later stages of the prespawn period, and I use a swimbait trailer when the water is warmer during the summer months or when the fish are feeding.

 

However, if one trailer is not working I will experiment with other trailers and retrieve styles until I start catching fish. 

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The ones I make.

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I like this jig also, nice thin weedguard,, 30 degree hook, and a thinner skirt.  This is what I think of when someone says swimjig.  What trailer do you usually use?

For that specific jig I use an alabama craw colored subwoofer or the amber colored rage craw if the waters a little dirty.

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I prefer the Dirty Jigs No Jack Swim Jigs in 3/8 and 1/2 oz. I use several different colors as well as trailers. One of the more effective trailers for my area is the NetBait Kickin' B and Kickin' B chunk. This time of year we get lots of rain so the lake is pretty stained so I usually go black and blue with a whole Kickin' B as a trailer. I don't trim it any because I want the biggest profile I can get so it moves more water and helps the fish locate it in the very stained water. In the warmer months when the water's more clear I usually use a shad colored bait with a Swing Impact Fat trailer. Bream and Bluegill colors work then as well.

 

1/2oz Threadfin Shad no jack

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I like your picks Avery! And the trailers choices are good and very similar to mine especially the Keitech fat impact and swim senkos. I also really like the menace grub and little dipper as well for trailers choices.

As far as my picks I fish vast aray of colors, styles, and sizes but if I had to pick a top 5 it would be the following in no specific order:

1. Northstar original swim jig - in new gill or GP/blue

2. Dirty jigs finesse swimjig - in dill gill

3. Siebert elite swimjig - in fry

4. Northstar flip and swim - Okeechobee craw and simply water melon

5. Revenge swim jig - in bluegill

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