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What are your favorite jigs for skipping under docks and trees?

I just watched a video with Mark Zona, he uses a SK Structure Jig because of the flat head. That one seems to work well.

Tell me your favorites and where you buy them.

Oh also what size do you use and do you use a trailer or not and what kind of trailer and any other tips/tricks ;)

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siebert dock rocker or a booyah swim'n jig

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1 minute ago, Scarborough817 said:

siebert dock rocker or a booyah swim'n jig

The reviews I've seen on the booyah say that the thing falls apart after being skipped a lot. Is this your experience? Seems like that would be an easy fix if you just replaced the cheap band with a little wire, though...

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Just now, j bab said:

The reviews I've seen on the booyah say that the thing falls apart after being skipped a lot. Is this your experience? Seems like that would be an easy fix if you just replaced the cheap band with a little wire, though...

ya it has a pretty weak band on the skirt you can replace it if you need to i just really like the head design for skipping under docks 

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arky head jig 1/2 oz.... but to set your expectations straight, Zona skips that jig like a machine!  he's incredible at it and that only comes with a TON of practice.  that said, i've found the arky head to be the easiest style to skip for me.  

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2 hours ago, buzzed bait said:

arky head jig 1/2 oz.... but to set your expectations straight, Zona skips that jig like a machine!  he's incredible at it and that only comes with a TON of practice.  that said, i've found the arky head to be the easiest style to skip for me.  

Yeah I've learned not to expect to get the results I see from youtube tutorials :lol:

Thanks for the tips, that really is helpful

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Tube jig.  IMO, it's the easiest to skip and the lighter wire hook makes for easy/long distance hook-sets.

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Lighter Jigs with alot of practice...I usually throw an Arkie jig since it can handle all terrain for the most part and skips nicely, but I also like the Original Megastrike Evolution Jigs that came in a 2 pack since I have a bunch of them...I find the Little finesse Jigs with the buzz cut are often the easiest to get into tight spots and they catch enough water to slow the fall even if really shallow...

But I think any jig skips well if you have practiced with it before...I guess a flat edge is best, but I also skip those Strike King Bitsy Flips and fiineser Jigs on a short casting rod and if I need precision I turn to the spinning rod and hope for the best...

I want to check out that Lunker City Pan Head jig since I like the Slider Spider heads for rigging soft baits, and I will add a skirt at times but I like the totally flat head as it looks like it will glide really well and has a light weedguard so it seems it will skip well, settle, and then it can be hopped or swim it out...Plus you won't have to use heavy gear to swing hard since it is a swim jig...

I have not heard or seen any reviews on the Booyah Bankroll Jig, but if looking for heavy duty and affordable, Stanley makes a wedge head pivot head jig that skips and is a good all purpose jig you can find cheap at some of the tackle craft sites..

I don't know how some guys can skip a 1/2 jig like they do...I guess if you don't care about noise at all and looking for distance and in deep water 1/2 ounce is good but usually I am skipping under docks, boats, bushes, and I need something quiet, so I either go texas rig 1/8-3/16 and for jigs 1/16-1/4...3/8 is about as heavy as I go but 1/2 is too big for my style...I am pitching any jig that size but I am sure that guy from NY has practiced for years...He does get that big jig way back into spots nobody else can and that is really all that matters alot of the time

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The type of jig/head makes very little difference in terms of skipping ability.  Any quality jig that you like will be fine.  I use Siebert's Dock Rocker becasue it's a well made and very universal jig....I also really like how the paint doesn't chip if I miss and smack a dock post :).

The trailer can make a noticeable difference.  Starting out, make sure you use something with a wide/flat body like a Sweet Beaver or Rage Bug.  As you get better this will matter less and less and you'll be able use thinner trailers if you wanted to.  

Skipping is like 90% angler skill and only 10% tackle/gear...So don't worry too much about what you're using and just practice, practice, practice.  If you're having trouble skipping a jig, the chances are very high that the change you need to make is not at the end of your line ;).  

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I don't think the head style even matters. Any light jig will work.

Must importantly, you'll want a compact trailer (a beaver instead of a brush hog) and a skirt that's been trimmed short and sparse. It also helps that a trailer is threaded on rather than hooked like a chunk.

For instance, I often skip with swim jigs because their skirts are generally more sparse than a regular bass jig. I also keep them trimmed a little shorter, right beyond the bend of the hook.

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Lots of great, informative replies here. Thanks guys. I'm headed to the lake in a few hours, time to start practicing ;) 

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