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The Super-Slow Swim Jig

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Not really a Frankenbait, but a new idea Ive been tinkering with.

 

I wanted to put together a swim jig, that was configured in a way that would allow me the slowest possible retrieve of any other bait, and still have good action.  After several different tryouts, what I arrived at was this....

 

> 1/8oz long shank jig head (or even 1/16oz

> Short cut skirt

> 5" Kalins grub trailer.

 

This set up allows the bait to fall slowly, and have excellent action during a fall-asleep-retrieve speed. 

 

At least one fish thought it was a good idea so far.

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Sounds like a great alternative to a weighted swim bait. I absolutely love a Kalin's Lunker Grub as a trailer. I use them on spinnerbaits in the spring and fall, too.

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Sounds like a great alternative to a weighted swim bait. I absolutely love a Kalin's Lunker Grub as a trailer. I use them on spinnerbaits in the spring and fall, too.

 

I kinda figured, if it can swim good at such a slow speed, it keeps it in the strike zone longer. Kalins was the best trailer I could find for this purpose.  I swim it just barely above the tail's stall speed.  

 

I dont know if its any better than anything else.   I just wanted to see what I could come up with. 

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Lets see a pic of what you got

A pic? dont have one, butl I suppose it doesnt look much different than any other swim jig.

 

Except for testing purposes, Im using this kind of jig instead...

 

http://assets.academy.com/mgen/95/10117095.jpg?is=640,640

 

 

So picture that, with a skirt and grub on it. 

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Got ya, did you think about finding an elaztech trailer to help slow down your fall rate even more? Those baits float right out of the bag or several casts into use

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Got ya, did you think about finding an elaztech trailer to help slow down your fall rate even more? Those baits float right out of the bag or several casts into use

Not really what I was aiming for.

 

I was focused more so on the slowest swim.   From there, a slow fall would just come naturally. 

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