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I've used them in all kinds of water clarity.  I do, however, have a large variety of colors from which to choose but I really like blue/white in any color of water.

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The original "jig & pig" was a bucktail jig with pork rind trailer and catches bass everywhere under all conditions and water clarity. Black hair jig with black pork frog trailer works good in off color water day or night.

Tom

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My go to color is white with red trim.  I've caught fish with black, yellow, green, red.............

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Can you fish buck tail jigs in stained to muddy water conditions? I'm thinking about making some to use but not sure if they will work for the water I fish.

 

 

I suspect you can (even a blind squirrel will find a nut occasionally), but I think there are better bait choices.  I'd be throwing something with a bit more thump to it... crankbait, spinnerbait/chatterbait, plastics with active appendages.

 

 

oe

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You can catch fish on a bucktail in stained water very well. The key is the color and picking the proper trailer feathers to get more action out of the bait. I don't like giving away too many secrets to the jigs I tie but if you look for wider saddle hackle feathers that are twisted or have a helix and tie those pointing outwards and making sure they clear the bucktail hairs, you'l get more "kick" out of your jig. Here's a jig I like for stained water:

 

 

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You can catch fish on a bucktail in stained water very well. The key is the color and picking the proper trailer feathers to get more action out of the bait. I don't like giving away too many secrets to the jigs I tie but if you look for wider saddle hackle feathers that are twisted or have a helix and tie those pointing outwards and making sure they clear the bucktail hairs, you'l get more "kick" out of your jig. Here's a jig I like for stained water:

 

Come on CJ, spill those secrets :)

 

I have a chartreuse bucktail jig I've used successfully in stained water.

I need to tie up some black hair jigs...

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Bass don't have any problems finding live crawdads that are trying to hide in off color water, they will find your jig. I add a 3/4" long section of plastic worm on the hook shank that adds some color, keeps pork frogs from fouling the hook point and you can add a glass venom rattle if needed.

Tom

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Come on CJ, spill those secrets :)

 

I have a chartreuse bucktail jig I've used successfully in stained water.

I need to tie up some black hair jigs...

 

Once you really get into several "swiming pool test" you'll find all kinds of small tweaks that will make big differences! :wink3:

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