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I've had several guys contact me asking about what I mean when I talk about rigging my Rage Menace or Pit Boss vertically for a bladed jig trailer. I thought I'd save some time explaining it and just rig one up and take a couple pictures instead :). I cut the bait down a little (to the first rib on a Pit Boss), and that should be about perfect.

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Cool setup! I should've thought of this!

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Clayton,

 

Is there a specific reason you rig your trailer vertically?

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I will certainly give this a try, but I have had great success with horizontal rigging.

 

 

 

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Clayton,

 

Is there a specific reason you rig your trailer vertically?

The bait moves side to side, the trailer moves side to side, a fishes tail moves side to side  :eyebrows:  It allows the baits to work together instead of against each other. The bladed jig wants to swing side to side, while the appendages on the Pit Boss want to move up and down from the wider portion of the bait. If you rig the Pit Boss/Menace the other way, the movement of the jig causes the legs to cross over and lose some of their action, while the resistance to the trailer deadens the action of the jig. All probably very slight differences, but that's what works for me and my reasoning for why I do it :)

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Both ways have a time and a place. 90% of the time, I got it on horizontally, however, a vertical rigging will give a quicker fall, and also a bit more of a fishy profile.

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Thanks Clayton and Shane! These types of tips are what makes this the best site of Its kind on the 'net!

 

 

 

Edit: I'll speak only for me; It used to be If I found something I liked I tended to stay In that box without ever, or rarely, went outside what I knew. As I've gotten older and fish more by myself or with my wife I have tried many, many, types of presentations. It was fun to simply try. The point being this: If you want to try something outside the norm the only thing that can be lost Is time. It's worth It. Also, NEVER stop learning and be open to presentations, rigging, retrieves, etc., that may be considered outside the norm.

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Thanks. I love pit boss's, I'm going to try that next spring.

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Great idea.  I really like the pit bosses and this gives me another reason to keep it tied on.

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Awesome!! I have never thought of this before and the theory behind it is also brilliant. Thanks for the awesome tip!

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Looks great, gives a nice fish looking profile and I bet it casts a mile, I have been using zoom swimming chunks as my trailers but when looking for bigger fish may use your vertical method!

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Couldn't keep up with fish at lake of the ozarks with his "kicker shad" color with a lake fork jointed swim fluke in gizzard shad!

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