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So in order to make things simpler I am thinking of using strictly brown jigs 90% of the time, and then depending on conditions alter and adjust my trailer from black, green pumpkin, blue and brown. Do you think this would work? I will throw a black jig if the water is really dirty but was wondering about the other times? I am thinking of getting a custom made brown jig of 90% brown, then 5% black and 5% green, do you think this would be good too? 

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Yes ~

Where & How your jig is presented will almost always trump color.

A-Jay

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3 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Yes ~

Where & How your jig is presented will almost always trump color.

A-Jay

 

This ^^^^^ is why i only have 3 colors of jig :)

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I basically have 2. Green pumpkin and black and blue. I can add a little orange to green pumpkin to imitate craw colors in my area or add orange and blue to match bluegill on a swimjig. I use black and blue in muddy water or at night

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80% of the time I use a 3 color hair jig that is black/purple/brown because that is my confidence color combination. I use black or purple or brown trailers on the 3 color hair jig. This is my choice for giant bass.

10% of the time I use a silicone jig skirt made up with green w/red flake-black barb wire and black grape with green flake ( June bug) skirt and use green pumpkin Chigger craw trailer. This is my choice for summer bass 4 - 8 lbs 

10% I use several color combinations that include Shad colors, black blue at night and brown/red/chartreuse for smallmouth bass.

Total 5 jig skirt color combinations and over a dozen trailer color combos.

Tom

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21 minutes ago, WRB said:

80% of the time I use a 3 color hair jig that is black/purple/brown because that is my confidence color combination.Tom

Where do you get these?

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My two favorite colors are brown jig black trailer or vice versa .

 

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Haven't really fished one much but it seems like a brown jig with a craw trailer would be a really good imitation in clear water with finicky bass.

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I make my own jigs and I use to fish a solid brown jig. Then one day I flipped a rock over and grabbed a big craw and looked at it up close. What I saw was some mottling, and the brown on the craw had various shades, from that day on my brown jig became very different. I use 3 different browns in my brown jig, I use a solid brown, a brown with a printed pattern line barb wire or Natures edge, and I use one that is a shade lighter and it has worked well as it gives me more confidence as I believe it looks a little more natural like that. So go ahead and add a little black and green, it will work well I'm sure.

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Thanks for the info guys, smalljaw do you have a picture of that jig you are talking about? Yeajray, ky is nice!

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3 hours ago, Catt said:

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im still curious on how to fish that kind of set up with a craw trailer properly. do you swim it steady with some pops and burning it or do you do that and  also letting it sit on the ground and popping it up like a jig?

 

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1 hour ago, YoTone said:

im still curious on how to fish that kind of set up with a craw trailer properly. do you swim it steady with some pops and burning it or do you do that and  also letting it sit on the ground and popping it up like a jig?

 

Even though it's a swim jig I fish em like any other jig; cast, flip, pitch, & punch

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18 hours ago, j bab said:

Where do you get these?

I mold my own jigs and have a skilled hair jig tier tie them for me or tie them myself.

Tom

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Was looking on sieberts website, and saw the brown craw jig color, does anyone have any experience with this color, if so how did you like it?

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I have four colors of jigs...  Black/Blue, Brown Craw, Sweet Craw, Bluegill.

I think I could live with just two colors... But, here I have a couple 'higher contrast' colors for murky water, and a couple clearer water colors (including one that is great for a swim jig).

 

See my last Siebert order here: 

 

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I have had excellent luck with the Bluegill color from Siebert. The color looks awesome and has exceeded expectations on how well it works. They are sucking it up so good I have hooks coming out under their eyes. :blink:

I see no reason for more than 4 colors maybe 2 or 3 if your fishing the same places over and over.

I am placing a order for more Dredge Brush jigs myself tomorrow. That 5/0 hook on the 3/8 oz should be excellent. I have Bama Craw, Sweet Craw, Falcon Lake Craw, and Bluegill ones in my cart now. 

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9 hours ago, S. Sass said:

I have had excellent luck with the Bluegill color from Siebert. The color looks awesome and has exceeded expectations on how well it works. They are sucking it up so good I have hooks coming out under their eyes. :blink:

Yeah, honestly the 'gill color has been the secret weapon this past summer... Fished a couple REALLY clear lakes and the fish just blitzed it.

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You could get by almost any situation that calls for a jig if you have green pumpkin and black and blue, but where's the fun in that?

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A friend of mine just showed me how to make an awesome looking brown jig or black jig....

You take some brown and mix it with brown smoke to give it to shades, and for swim jigs take the black barbwire with dark black, then some black smoke.....You can do the same with brown....Having 3 different shades makes it look natural.

With that said, I am sure a brown jig will work just fine. Maybe mix in some green pumpkin or a strand of an accent for the belly....Brown/Purple is really good. Not sure why but down here I love purple/blue in all my jigs with brown or black base

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 Creatures  Bass are  likely to eat are not a  solid color .  So I never go with one color only . My jigs usually have a streak of another color and/or  a different color trailer . Even when T rigging soft plastics . I have become a Spike It marker convert and often  add a little different color to a solid bait .  

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A local retired pro said the only color jigs he uses are brown/purple and black/blue, and he can use those to catch fish in any body of water in the country, 365 days a year.

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Here´s my take for jigs:

Any color is fine as long as it´s black

but if black is not available

any color is fine as long as it´s ---> brown, and if it´s brown, I don´t mind if it has a few orange strips ( only a few )

85 % of my jigs are black, 10 % are brown.

 

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4 hours ago, Raul said:

Here´s my take for jigs:

Any color is fine as long as it´s black

but if black is not available

any color is fine as long as it´s ---> brown, and if it´s brown, I don´t mind if it has a few orange strips ( only a few )

85 % of my jigs are black, 10 % are brown.

 

This is the same opionon of my favorite fisherman G Swindle.

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