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I had success in early season with a black/blue chatterbait. That got me thinking, now that the water is clearer, would I have success with a baitfish color bladed jig. So i rigged up what you see here using @cadman custom gold shiner jig. Has anyone else tried this? Do you think the two split rings will have a negative effect on action? I'll use a gold swimbait trailer because gold shiners are present. I'll give a report after trying. I get a real kick out of catching bass on something I got crafty with.

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I make a lot of my own bladed jigs and have done direct connect, single, and double split rings. The biggest problem with the double split rings is the tendency for them to bind during the cast and not want to fix themselves during the retrieve. A jig with a flat eye (perpendicular to the hook point instead of inline with it), requires only a single split ring and don't tend to bind as often, this is the main configuration that I use. 

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The double split rings I've used have been with a swinging football/weedless bladed jig that I make for fishing through timber. Works just fine provided the blade doesn't bind. 

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I make a lot of my own bladed jigs and have done direct connect, single, and double split rings. The biggest problem with the double split rings is the tendency for them to bind during the cast and not want to fix themselves during the retrieve. A jig with a flat eye (perpendicular to the hook point instead of inline with it), requires only a single split ring and don't tend to bind as often, this is the main configuration that I use. 

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The double split rings I've used have been with a swinging football/weedless bladed jig that I make for fishing through timber. Works just fine provided the blade doesn't bind. 

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I have some plain Arky heads with horizontal line tie that I could use for them as well, but I already had these gold shiner jigs and wanted to put one to use.

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I have tried a lot of heads and different colors.  There seems to be no bad head or bad color.  Today I caught bass on chart blade chart/red with chart swimbait trailer and silver blade brown/white with brown trailer.

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I tried mine yesterday evening. It ran near the surface. I couldn't reel it slowly enough to get it down. I took the swimbait trailer off to see if that was the problem but it didn't help. I think the jig is too light for the blade. I'll put the blade back on the black one for now. Maybe I'll just get a replacement skirt for the black one.

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