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Personally I always match them, but I'm not sure how much the fish really care.

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I think both work, I usually try to match, but I'm gonna try mixing it up some this year... I'm just gonna try to make sure that when I mix it up, I'm still using natural colors and trying to imitate a forage.

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Match or contrast, it's gotta look cool!

 

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Match... There is no craw dad or baitfish out there that is two different colors. Big bass are smart and its a must to present a jig that looks as natural as possible to them

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2 minutes ago, smallieking said:

Match... There is no craw dad or baitfish out there that is two different colors. Big bass are smart and its a must to present a jig that looks as natural as possible to them

I dont know about that . seems to me that crawdads and bait fish have a lot of contrast going on .

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think about maybe a watermelon color jig with a red trailer, that would match crawfish in my area part of the year

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1 hour ago, smallieking said:

Match... There is no craw dad or baitfish out there that is two different colors. Big bass are smart and its a must to present a jig that looks as natural as possible to them

The two exceptions I can think of are perch and pumpkinseeds, they got lots of colors going on and tossing in a different trailer color would be helpful there. Generally I have matched the trailer to the main color in the skirt. Like others I am going to try some oddballs combos this year including an electric blue jig. 

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I try to match whenever possible, but have also caught fish mixing it up (PBJ jig with summer craw trailer). If I could only choose one way to go, i'd match. It gives me a little more confidence knowing the matching colors will help the jig to look bulkier overall. 

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I like the trailer to have 1 of the skirt colors as a starting point because that has worked for more often than not. IF that doesn't work than may try opposites using highly contrasting colors.

My go to skirt colors are black-brown-purple combination (anytime anywhere) and black-green brown ( Spring craws) use trailers predominately those colors. I also use green-black-white skirt (Shad) with white trailer, brown-red-chartreuse ( Fritz) for smallmouth with trailers matching those colors. Black-blue ( night) with mating trailers.

That just about all the combination I use and they keep me busy year around.

Tom

 

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