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I like to throw .25oz swim jigs when fishing docks weediness and open clear water. i currently use strike king tour grade sexy shad and it has worked well. looking for tips and other brands to use for this application.

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I like to throw .25oz swim jigs when fishing docks weediness and open clear water. i currently use strike king tour grade sexy shad and it has worked well. looking for tips and other brands to use for this application.

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For weeds I like the lethal weapon IV swim jig. It comes in a 1/4 ounce you could use. It has a very pointy head that comes through weeds very well. It has a lighter weedgaurd than some so it's sot the best around heavy wood though. 

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Are you  having continued decent luck with the SK jig and looking for more, or is your action falling off with it?  If it's the latter I would  stick with what has worked and first change up retrieve, then colors, maybe go to a bluegill type color, then consider changing trailers, if you are using any. If you aren't then you should try a curlytail grub or maybe a small swim-bait as a trailer.  

In my limited swim jig experience it seems like the fish are extremely sensitive to the type of retrieve.  

If that doesn't do it then it might be that it's time to switch tactics altogether and abondon the swim jig for now.

I don't fish a swim jig very often. As far as brand  I love D&L jigs. They may or may not be readily available to you.  They're local to me but I don't know how widely they're distributed.  

 

 

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 Check out strike king swinging swim jig. No weed guard, rig the plastic weedless and it comes through almost anything. Also has a different action.

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I would add a couple of color options to go with the sexy shad. I will throw 3 main colors...Black/Blue, Chartreuse/White, and a Bluegill pattern. I also use 3 different soft plastic trailers...curly tail, swimbait, and craw. Lately I have also used a willow blade as a trailer, especially a gold blade on the Chart/White jig to imitate a Golden Shiner.

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Revenge Swim Jigs in 1/4oz, orange chameleon has produced best for me this year, followed by a C+C Custom Baits 1/4 in bluegill, both with a Zoom UV Speed Craw trailer. 

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I fish Siebert Outdoors exclusively: http://www.siebertoutdoors.com/Swim-Jigs_c10.htm

The trailers I like are the Rage Tail Structure Bug, Shellcracker and Menace.

 

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This is one of the new colors I am getting ready to release with a few other new colors.  Its our Sexy Shad Swim Jig.

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Dirty Jigs is the only way.  They have an awesome Finesse Swim Jig

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Santone chris mccall

 

Tons of colors...and the design of the head makes the swimjig roll side to side like a crankbait...very unqiue feature

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i fish two options and the jigs are very different.  I love the serbert jigs and fish them most often.  He made me an ayu color that has worked very well with the keitech fat impact.  I also like the keitech jig but there very expensive.  the hook is in the bait and works like a standard swimbait hook

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43 minutes ago, CTGalloway21 said:

Dirty Jigs is the only way.  They have an awesome Finesse Swim Jig

I really like the Dirty Jigs swim jigs as well. The one thing I have found with their "finesse" swim jig is that light wire hook will not hold bass in heavy vegetation. That light hook will flex and the bass will get off before I can get to them. Their regular swim jig works well in the heavy weeds (and the finesse work great in more open water situations).

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3 hours ago, Siebert Outdoors said:

This is one of the new colors I am getting ready to release with a few other new colors.  Its our Sexy Shad Swim Jig.

that's nice Mike!  i love that peppered black head on the swim jigs and i've done well on your "lavender shad" or whatever that one is with the purple accents.

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Thanks for all the replies, i may have to get one of many brands in .25 oz with varying colors, and see which ones i like best!

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I use North Star Baits Original Swim Jig in 1/4oz and 5/16oz and the Flip and Swim Jig in 3/8oz and 1/2oz for heavy cover...

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I like the sk hack attack swim jigs. tried lots of different brands and none have a skirt that flares like the hack attack. i hate it when the skirt just lay back on the trailer when swimming.

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On ‎10‎/‎19‎/‎2016 at 7:37 AM, Siebert Outdoors said:

This is one of the new colors I am getting ready to release with a few other new colors.  Its our Sexy Shad Swim Jig.

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Sweet Mike !!

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I throw SK Hack attack 3/8 ounce with a 3.75 Rage swimmer for a trailer.Really produced this year.

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This has been my first year throwing the 1/4 oz hack attack swim jig.. My swim jig fish nearly doubled from last year 

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On 10/21/2016 at 10:31 PM, SwampLife said:

This has been my first year throwing the 1/4 oz hack attack swim jig.. My swim jig fish nearly doubled from last year 

What trailer ?

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Rage craw on darker colors,  single tail grub or rage menace on  the white one... Haven't caught a fish using swim bait  style trailers at all this year. 

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I've had good success with the Terminator Swim Jigs. I like that they have the quick skirts on them as well so I can swap colors easily. My 2 most commonly used trailers are a Big Bite Baits Cane Thumper, and a Kalins grub

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