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So I was out yesterday flipping a jig along some wood and there was clumps of grass on my jig after every flip. It picked up the grass at the head of the jig so I doubt a Texas rig would have been better. Should I have not been flipping a jig in this case?

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A Texas rigged creature like a beaver with the weight pegged doesn't have a hook eye and knot exposed. The bullet weight being pointed doesn't pick up weeds very easily and a worm or creature bait with few appendages will also go through weeds or grass good.

Tom

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The jig aint getting grass on it until you pull it back up!

 

The #1 key to getting either a Jig or Texas Rig cleanly through grass is staying as vertical as possible. 

 

Try this next trip out

 

Pull your boat up to the edge of the grass, pick up your jig rod, hold it parallel to the water, push the thumb bar, & let the jig fall straight down.

 

Keep your rod parallel & reel it back up.

 

Now repeat except flip 10' from the boat, 15' from the boat, 20' from the boat.

 

Report back here & let us know which flip came back up the cleanest.

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1 hour ago, Catt said:

The jig aint getting grass on it until you pull it back up!

 

The #1 key to getting either a Jig or Texas Rig cleanly through grass is staying as vertical as possible. 

 

Try this next trip out

 

Pull your boat up to the edge of the grass, pick up your jig rod, hold it parallel to the water, push the thumb bar, & let the jig fall straight down.

 

Keep your rod parallel & reel it back up.

 

Now repeat except flip 10' from the boat, 15' from the boat, 20' from the boat.

 

Report back here & let us know which flip came back up the cleanest.

This makes sense but I thought you always wanted to stay as far as possible away from the object. I will try it but it does make perfect sense ig I’m just trying to understand if the people I’m watching flip and pick up no grass are just doing it in a lake without much moss or am I just doing something wrong. (I don’t mind picking off moss but every cast gets old)

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Can't flip more than 15' any further you are pitching.

Dee Thomas usually was about 5' to 10' from his target when flipping, that is why a long flipping rod is needed.

Tom

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