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I have Scroungers, swimjigs with skirts, plain jig heads, chatterbaits, moaner weighted hooks, weight forward Gamakatsu hooks, hooks that swivel on a ball weight, shaky heads and underspins.  I have swimbaits, grubs, flukes , creatures, a ton of different worms and craws.  What do you use with what?  Trying to branch out from t rigs and jig and pig.

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I use BiCO jigs. That style of jig has a different head. AWESOME JIG. I break it down to what I think will work on a bodies of water I fish. One spot I fish, THEY LOOOOVVVEEEEE CRAWS. So I bought a bunch of stand up jig heads, football heads, Swing heads  from Lead free bass jigs,  because I can rig craws on them and fish it  they way bass like them.  If you have a heavy pelagic bait fish population, (Pelagic- offshore fish)  then an underspin, swim jig will be usefull.  Scroungers, never used one, and chatterbaits can be fished  around  pelagic bait schools.  But the chatterbait can be fished like a jig. I LOVE fishing the chatter like a jig. Slow on bottom with slow lifts up to make it vibrate. 
 
Do some research on the jigs you have, I've found articles about different jig styles, also videos explaining how each of them works. I used that info  to figure out what to buy and what I think would be good for me to use. 

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My son is a pitcher in baseball and can throw a lot of different pitches...curveball, slider, 2 seem, 4 seem, change-up, splitter, cutter...I asked him 1 day, if you have a 2/2 or 3/2 count how many of those pitches do you have confidence in throwing? He said 3. "Why don't you work on those 3 for now and get really good with them and then add another."

 

I basically do the same thing with fishing. Instead of confusing yourself, break it down in smaller sample sizes and gradually add another one to learn.

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I use a hybrid jig and a swimjig,,,,,,,,,,hybrid with craws, swim with paddletails, the only thing that changes for me is the color.

 

I will use a skirtless if I want a smaller profile when they are finicky.  

 

 

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Just watched a video on jigs and the fellow said there five basic types of jigs:

Swim jig

Flipping jig

Finesse jig

Football jig

Arky jig (best all around)

He is talking pure jig and not baits like chatter baits.

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Having a multitude of options, as far as tackle is concerned, puts things in your favor when it comes to catching a few extra fish, or possibly none at all.  Let the conditions determine what you use and keep it simple. For instance, fishing submerged vegetation. how do you want to approach it. You have a number of options with the gear you mention. Pick one you have confidence in, if you get on fish, switch to something else that you're not sure about. That, IMO is a good way to eliminate, or add a bait/presentation to those you have confidence in.

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Jigfishn10

That is a very good comparison.

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Everyone goes at life differently and that includes fishing.

You want to be a golfer so you either go get lesions and the instructor starts you out with 1 club to teach you how to swing correctly and biuld from there. Or you go to the local golf shop buying a set of clubs, balls, shoes and try to teach yourself.

Most anglers start with 1 rod/reel combo and a few lures and teach themselves, some buy a lot of stuff and try to learn everything quickly. 

The golfer who started with the instructor has a better chance at success.

I had a mentor to teach me at age 12 with 1 rod/reel combo and a weedless spoon that was easy to cast and catch bass with. Today I can't remember what tackle I have, more then I will ever use.

You know how to fish a T-rig worm so the swing head jig is the same with the weight attached. The bottom bumping jigs with weed gaurd are very similar with the weight ias part of the hook, more compact then the T-rig or swing head. Swim jigs and Scroungers are faster moving lures that you cast and retreive at various depths like a crank bait. Keel weight hooks are used for fluke or small swimbaits to fall horizontally downward in lieu of head head like a jig.

Darts are fished on lighter line,usually a spinning outfit like finesse swim jig with a curl tail worm trailer.

Pick 1 or 2 and fish them the next 3 months along with your T-rig.

Good luck,

Tom

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