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Anyone have a jig trailer that has been helping getting more strikes?

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11 minutes ago, lccotter said:

Anyone have a jig trailer that has been helping getting more strikes?

Yea I do but no ya can't borrow it! ;)

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to "help" strikes? Id say either a pork rind, like uncle joshes #11, for not only its salty properties, but it also holds a scent pretty well,.. or a powerbait trailer as they stink good to bass as well, and offer many more looks than a straight on 'trailer". 

Consider that I view this question as a generic question as a jig's trailer can be just about anything, and used for different reasons anywhere.

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I've tried different trailers over the years...Pork, Paca craws, Beavers, Brush Hogs and more recently Rage Craws, Menace and Rage bug's on differnt styles and colors of jigs. I honestly can't say 1 is absolutely the best combo every time. 

I know what you're looking for...I wish there was one be all, end all but I haven't found it...Gotta just keep trying different ones until you find what works on what on any given day. 

 

Mike

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I dont put to much thought into jig trailers . I have used a lot of different ones and have not found one to be special .

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Does anyone really use pork anymore? I always hear ppl say jig and pig but I really feel that is a thing of the past the soft plastic chunk trailers packed with scent and salt are just as good. I know I got off the topic at hand sorry brothas that's just my two cents? I just don't know anyone who uses pork anymore.

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With the quality and selection of trailers available now a days pork has lost a lot of it's popularity. But it does have some die hard fans still. When I think about pork trailers, Sluggo's, in line spinners etc. all the stuff I grew up on, and then I hear and read about all the "new and improved" products that have come out, it's make me wonder how I ever caught a fish "back then" ;)

Sorry, you made me feel little nostalgic

 

 

Mike 

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4inch chigger craw, rage craw, and zoom big salty chunk

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I've heard the Strike King Rage Menace twin tail grub is a good one. Other than that I am just getting into jigs myself so don't have much knowledge on the subject.

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What do you want your jig to accomplish?

Ya wanna imitate a crawfish?

Ya wanna imitate shad?

Ya wanna soft subtle action?

Ya wanna fast thumping action?

Ya want your jig to spiral on the fall?

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Baby Pacas,  Yum Dingers, and Uncle Josh pork.

I get more bites with the Pacas...bigger fish with the Dingers and pork...yes I still use pork, at least till my current supply runs out. Not sure if anyone still makes them.

 

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5 hours ago, Cheesefrank said:

Does anyone really use pork anymore? I always hear ppl say jig and pig but I really feel that is a thing of the past the soft plastic chunk trailers packed with scent and salt are just as good. I know I got off the topic at hand sorry brothas that's just my two cents? I just don't know anyone who uses pork anymore.

Finding a good pork rind trailer today is a problem. Uncle Josh is the only pork rind supplier still in business and they only offer the Meat series trailers.

The problem with pork rind trailers isn't a question if they catch bass, they do! The issues are pork rind trailers are messy, dry up if not kept wet, very few colors and styles available.

If your goal is to catch big bass then pork rind trailers should be in your bag of lure choices because they work and I use them year around. Today I must make my own pork rind trailers, not easy but necessary. Good pork rind trailers must float up at rest and move.

Tom

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22 hours ago, Choporoz said:

Doesn't matter what I want    :(

No it doesn't matter what you want...it matters a whole lot what the bass want!

Ya can throw any random piece of plastic on a jig & catch a couple bass.

Or you can figure out the ROF (rate of fall) the bass are keying on & catch both quaintly & quality!

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I use lots of different baits for jig trailers; Uncle Josh pork trailer (pork catches pigs), Zman Batwingz, YUM Christie Craw, Rage Craw, Rage Menace, YUM Craw Papi, twin tail grub, Zoom Critter Craw and speed craw, and 2/3 of a 5" stick worm are some of my favorites. 

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I really like a Chigger on the back of my jigs. 

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What ever trailer you add, it should complement your jig by effecting rate of fall while providing subtle action or active action.  The mood of the fish and water temperature will dictate that.  You can fine tune profile and color once you establish those factors. That's the process I apply and it seems to work okay.

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I use a paca chunk year round, switch to a bbug in colder water. If they arent eating a paca chunk I switch to a kickin b

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On 10/21/2016 at 5:11 AM, lccotter said:

Anyone have a jig trailer that has been helping getting more strikes?

I keep it simple:  RageTail Rage Craws, and the Bizz Baits Killer Kraw.  There's enough sizes and colors between the two to fully complement my assortment of jigs.

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Chigger craw, zoom chunks, rage craw/lobster, pacas, the ones I make. I took one of the giant bill dance rubber craw cranks from the 80's and made a plaster of paris mold. It works great on a mop jig.

 

I dont over complicate it. Size and color are my number one priorities. Its probably just in my head but I love two tone trailers (and plastics in general). Lighter belly-darker top. If its a jig that I also swim a rage craww or twin tail grub that kicks on the drop is nice.

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During pre-spawn & dog days of summer I want a big fat jig with a trailer that moves a lot of water. My weapon of choice is a 1/2 oz Oldham's Jig & a Rage Tail Lobster with one inch cut off the tail.

In the dead of winter I'll drop to a 1/4 oz Bitsy Bug Flip with a Zoom Swimmin' Crunk.

Post spawn I like a Gene Larew Hawg Craw ;)

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I know what I prefer to use and that is custom pork rind trailers on my hair jigs, however the bass don't always agree and need to make changes to satisfy them.

Tom

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Rage Menace is all I have used for jig & chatterbait trailers. Best year of fishing I have ever had so I sticking to what has been golden!

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