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Swim Jig/ Skipping Jig

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Alright so I LOVE to swim a jig. Big fan of the dirty jigs and use them a lot. I can skip it to a degree but I'm looking for a bait designed to skip and swim. Anyone have any suggestions? I've found a few but nothing really addresses how well they skip, the head shape by definition will be different but looking for the best or both world and to have a single rod devoted to both.

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Personally, I haven't found the skipping heads to be noticeably different from a bullet/swim style head (which is what I use for pretty much all my jig fishing). 

 

The best thing you can do to help a bait skip is to increase the surface area.  Using a wide-body style trailer like a Beaver or something similar is the easiest way to do that on a jig.  I normally use a pork trailer, but when skipping I'll put on a Beaver...That is a change you can notice :).

 

If you want to try a skipping jig for yourself, I'd recommend the AT Skipping jig.  It didn't skip any better or worse for me...But it's a quality jig that can be used normally so it wouldn't be a waste.  

 

One other thing, skipping with a baitcaster does take a fair amount of practice/skill...Early on, I was trying all different types of heads looking for something that worked better.  The reality was that I just wasn't that good at it yet....I don't do it regularly so I'm still not a pro at it, but I'm good enough now to know that it wasn't the head style that was holding me back before  :).

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All Terrain Skip N Jig like the above poster. I've been using this jig for a while now, and it is very good at skipping. Also, you can fish it like a regular jig too.

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Thanks for the replies.  I can skip a jig just fine, but usually use an arkie style head.  I guess if I just keep working with the dirty jigs I will get it down eventually.  Good idea adding a wider body, I usually throw a swim jig with a soft swim bait or swimming fluke.  Beavers usually dont have action for my liking, I am thinking something more along the lines of a rage craw, or something similar with a longer body.  

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A good skipping combo for me has been the Omega Pitchin Jig or their Structure Jig because they have a flat bottom which causes the jig to stand up and consequently skip very well. For a trailer, I highly recommend the Netbait Kickin' B. This has been great for me on swim jigs. Lots of action in the legs and has a flat, wide body to aid in skipping. 

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Another good option would be a Hart Tackle Justice Jig. I like them for swimming and skipping myself.

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Omega makes one. Jewel swim jigs skip fairly well also.

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 I highly recommend the Netbait Kickin' B. This has been great for me on swim jigs. Lots of action in the legs and has a flat, wide body to aid in skipping. 

 

 

He beat me to it, lol. This is a fantastic trailer for skipping and swimming.

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try the davis baits bill lowen swim jig, i picked up a couple at the beginning of the year last year and i loved them and they have a flat bottom which really help when skipping them, give them a try only like $3.50

 

goodluck, tight lines

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