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Curious, Who Else Uses Rage Craws On A Swim Jig?

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Anytime I see a thread on swim jig trailers everyone always names trailers like the swimming senko, grubs, small swim baits etc etc... But you rarely see someone mention the rage craw, I use them rigged horizontally (unlike most people who rig swim jig trailers vertically) on swim jigs a lot. I'm starting to experiment to rigging them vertically and they are producing still. With rage craws being such a productive trailer on other types of jigs it seems like more people would use them on swim jigs. Where I fish the water isn't the clearest and I have more confidence in a trailer like the rage craw that gives off lots of action so the bass can find it easy...

 

Who else uses rage craws on their swim jigs? Do you rig them horizontally or vertically?

 

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I used a green Rage Craw on a custom green/chartruse brush jig that Mike Seibert worked with me on, it mimics a frog really well. Its nice too since I can work it on bottom or swim it, both emulate a frog. I do pretty well with it.

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I use the craw and menace

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I love the Rage Craw as a trailer on traditional jigs, but prefer the Menace and Shellcracker

for swim jigs.

 

 

 

 

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Paddletails, craws, grubs, whatever else you have, they all work. If I'm primarily fishing on the bottom with a standup jig + a craw type trailer, and I want to quickly check for a few casts if they want a faster bait mid-column, I'm not going to tie on a swim jig and thread on a paddletail.

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I don't specifically use swim jigs, but I'll swim a jig.  They usually have a Rage Chunk on them.  Rage Craws can swim with a T-rig, as well.

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I don't specifically use swim jigs, but I'll swim a jig.

A jig becomes a swim jig as soon as I start swimming it... Lol

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A jig becomes a swim jig as soon as I start swimming it... Lol

When you are bored and have some extra time for internet browsing, do a little research on  Tom Monsoor and Dan Brovarny or Brovarny Baits.  It will give you some history behind the swimjig and what makes them unique.

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Yep, I have a few of Monsoor's designed swim jigs w/ lite owner hooks.. Love them.

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Use them when the water is warm and I want a lot of action from the claws.

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I use Rage Chunks on my jigs. I can see how a Ragez Craw can work horizontally, but that's why they make the Menace.

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I don't think there is any plastic you can't use. I am sure everyone has been fishing a jig and then start to burn it back in for another cast or pitch and one grabs it right in front of you.

That is what turned me on to throwing them as often as I do. It happened so many times I just started throwing them out on long casts to cover water faster swimming them. I later found out it was something that was kind of catching on but lots of info talked about people shaking the rod as they reel it in. I have since refined it to how and where I like to fish. That usually mean a swimbait usually as a trailer in lots of vegetation with tons of start and stops or rips and pulls. The little hiccup in the retrieve and the fall is usually what triggers the hit.

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