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Swim Jig Trailer With Lift?

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I want to start throwing more swim jigs and see myself throwing them in 1-5 ft of water. I want to be able, at times, to run it pretty slow so I was looking for a trailer that would give some lift; or at lest slow the fall some. Would a small swim bait provide this? I saw the Rage Menace and that looked good too. Or would they all be about the same?

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Bigger plastic with more drag on the water=more lift. Try a full sized Rage Craw for a real slow fall on 1/4oz swim jig. Or just swim a light weight Rage-Rigged Lobster! Slow and deadly! Those  1-5' fish won't be able to help themselves!

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Hmmmm.  I'd say keep your rod tip higher than you normally would and use a beaver style bait as a trailer.  Like a Missile D-bomb or a RE beaver.

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I use a rage tail grub and I do notice that it gives it a slight lift.

I have used the menace and don't notice the same lift, though I do rig it vertically, not horizontally.

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Siesmic frog on the back and it will fall extremly slow

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Yes, the Grub will either push up or down, depending on how you rig it. That's another one I use on a swim jig a lot.

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i fish jigs, especially swim jigs, a lot and i particularly like the Paca Chunk, or a Rage Craw. they both have a good profile that gives a nice flapping action when retrieved slow or fast, and they can fit most any jig, though I'm sure there are numerous others as well.

 

I had a ton of luck using a swim bait as a trailer too. I found that the larger swim bait you use, the less bite the hook has though. I used a 4" Shadalicious swim bait with a Strike King swim jig and had a ton of hookups. I lost about half the fish though since the swim bait left very little room on the hook. I cut the swim bait in half and have had much better results, but most small paddle tail swim baits should work. 

 

Oh and I believe that the larger the paddle tail on the swim bait, the more lift you get.

 

Sorry for the long answer, but to answer your question, I personally do not think all trailers are the same. You have to try some and see what you like. Everyone prefers something different.

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I fish most of my swim jigs in 1-5ft and a 1/4oz jig with almost any craw, grub, or swimbait trailer will have no problems doing what you want. But having a bulkier plastic trailer will help slow the fall. You mentioned a smaller swimbait and that is an excellent trailer 3.5-5" is perfect. 

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I fish most of my swim jigs in 1-5ft and a 1/4oz jig with almost any craw, grub, or swimbait trailer will have no problems doing what you want. But having a bulkier plastic trailer will help slow the fall. You mentioned a smaller swimbait and that is an excellent trailer 3.5-5" is perfect. 

 

I fish a 1/4oz swim jig with a 4/0 hook and a 4" swim bait and it is in the 1' to 5' column naturally without trying, if I want to fish deeper of faster then I adjust the size of the head.

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Another approach would be to check out a swim jig along the lines of the CLU Zero Gravity jig, which has a reduced rate of fall. Add a heavier, salty trailer such as the GYCB grub and have at it!

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