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What plastics do you guys use to trailer your hair jigs? I just started tying my own this year to start trying this summer and fall. Picked up a few of the Uncle Josh #101 spinning frogs, but they are getting harder and harder to come by. I have various plastic craws, creatures, etc. that look that they would work OK behind a small hair jig (1/16oz - 1/4oz), but just curious what you guys use. Should I just be looking for something to give a little action behind the hair with a similar color?  

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thin rabbit zonker strip or 3" Brewer boot-tail grub

 

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When the water temp was in the low 40ºs - 50º this spring, I caught smallies on bucktail jigs without a trailer, slowly dragging them along the bottom.

With water in the high 50ºs, I hung a Strike King Denny Brauer Bitsy Chunk on an 1/8 oz. hair jig and smallies liked that combo.

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For a 1/4 oz. jig I'd use a small chunk - 2 1/2" -2 3/4" or maybe a 3" double tail grub.

Remember never to hurry a hair jig retrieve. They stay in my box when the water temp is above 55º.

 

 

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Thanks for the suggestions.

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I like the smallest size of paca chunks

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I've had pretty good results with a 3" or 4" Fin-S Fish, depending on the size of the jig.

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In warmer water (65+), I like something with a lot of action when I hop it so I go with a paddle tail grub.  If I'm dragging it, a curly tail grub gets the call.  In cooler water I like something that floats so the jig will sit with a nose down attitude.  I dead stick a lot under those temps and want a trailer that's smaller. A 2in. tube or the tail end of a Havoc bottom hopper fill the bill then.

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