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  I have usually threaded most of my jig trailers on in past for a more compact size with good success.  This year i was thinking about spearing more of them for more action.   

  I would like to hear if anyone perfers to spear a beaver, flappin hog, or craw?  These are the baits I usually thread on that i would like to try the other.  Thanks for any opinions!

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I always thread them.

Me, too!  The action is in the claws.

8-)

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I always thread them.

Me, too! The action is in the claws.

8-)

I agree with these two.  Every time I've "speared" them, the trailer has balled up on me.

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Depends on what I want in profile, and fall rate.  I don't have many issues with balled up baits, or at least no more than slipping baits when threaded.

Threaded is pretty compact:

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But speared can be a HUGE bait:

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I almost always spear chunks and thread everything else.  When you spear plastics that you would ordinarily thread, if will increase the drag of your bait in the water, and your bait will fall much slower and create more turbulence on the retrieve.  Anybody who's tried spearing a full sized Beaver on a jig has seen this.

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I like my jigs compact, so I thread them on MOST of the time. It's still a bulky profile when threaded. I rarely spear, and when I do it's usually out of lazyness.

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I do both as well. I'm in agreement with J francho on this one.

I rarely have a problem with baits balling up and when it does happen it's usually the threaded ones that do it more often than not. :-/

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Franchot, quit posting the dam Flappin Hog for everyone to see.   :-X

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Franchot, quit posting the dam Flappin Hog for everyone to see. :-X

I don't use them anymore.....  :)

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Franchot, quit posting the dam Flappin Hog for everyone to see. :-X

I don't use them anymore..... :)

If you find any extras, I accept donations.   ;)

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Personally, I prefer to spear the beavers. ::)

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Franchot, quit posting the dam Flappin Hog for everyone to see. :-X

I don't use them anymore..... :)

Yeah, like getting back to the Senko thread.

"I don't use them anymore either. Caught too

many fish and they were all too big!"

;D ;D ;D

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It depends on what I am fishing.  For a swim jig or chatter bait, i will spear/nose hook a fluke, Live Magic Shad, or worm so that it has more  of a "swimming" action.  For slower jigging presentations where I am not trying to imitate a bait fish, I will push the trailer up and over the retainer barb because I am generally not looking for an incredible amount of swimming action.  When I am looking for an a lot of action and displacement from the trailer of a slower jig presentation, I throw on a Rage Tail product.

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  For a swim jig or chatter bait, i will spear/nose hook a fluke, Live Magic Shad,

good info.. i have threaded both of those... but can definitely see where your way will provide more of the desired action... 

i'll give it a shot.. 

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unclejosh.jpg

LOL...I would rather wrestle a grizzly bear than try to thread one of these on. I typically spear a chunk like this, pork or plastic. I thread most others, but like others have said I will change it up for different fall rates, sizes, profiles etc.

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I have usually threaded most of my jig trailers on in past for a more compact size with good success. This year i was thinking about spearing more of them for more action.

I would like to hear if anyone perfers to spear a beaver, flappin hog, or craw? These are the baits I usually thread on that i would like to try the other. Thanks for any opinions!

This might sound like a stupid question. But I'm new into the bass fishing only been doing it for about a year now. But what are y'all talking about threaeded and spear. What are y'all talking about?

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Franchot, quit posting the dam Flappin Hog for everyone to see. :-X

I don't use them anymore..... :)

Agreed, terrible bait.  :-X

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I have usually threaded most of my jig trailers on in past for a more compact size with good success. This year i was thinking about spearing more of them for more action.

I would like to hear if anyone perfers to spear a beaver, flappin hog, or craw? These are the baits I usually thread on that i would like to try the other. Thanks for any opinions!

This might sound like a stupid question. But I'm new into the bass fishing only been doing it for about a year now. But what are y'all talking about threaeded and spear. What are y'all talking about?

threaded means moving the trailer up through the hook shank. speared means poking the hook through the body of the trailer. look at the pictures j francho posted and you will understand the difference.

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