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Got several bags of these on clearance. Not a big jig fisherman, but I do have a some jigs and I want to give it an honest try. I've seen some of the videos when people add a trailer to their jigs and some have absolutely no action, these on the other hand are supposed to give good action and look like they should. No underwater action videos I can find.

 

I also, want to fish them on a swimming jig. My question is who has used them and what are your opinions? How did you fish them? If you've used them for a while and haven't caught anything I'd like to know that as well. Also, as simple as they look jigs can get a little confusing, specifically on their type of heads. How do you tell if a jig is made for swimming, or bounching, or dragging, or whatever? Thanks. 

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Zoom swimming chunks are a good choice when one wants a smaller less aggressive trailer. Not my first choice for a swim jig, but they will work. Jig design (as well as any other tackle choice) can be as simple or complicated as one wishes to make it. I usually fish a jig that can do more than one thing well unless I'm exclusively fishing tight around cover that requires a more specific approach. Something like a brush jig, or an arkie combined with the appropriate trailer can do a lot. Of course the only way that one can make an intelligent decision on what works and what doesn't is through trial and error on the water. Get a couple and have at it.

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3 hours ago, Festivus said:

Got several bags of these on clearance. Not a big jig fisherman, but I do have a some jigs and I want to give it an honest try. I've seen some of the videos when people add a trailer to their jigs and some have absolutely no action, these on the other hand are supposed to give good action and look like they should. No underwater action videos I can find.

 

I also, want to fish them on a swimming jig. My question is who has used them and what are your opinions? How did you fish them? If you've used them for a while and haven't caught anything I'd like to know that as well. Also, as simple as they look jigs can get a little confusing, specifically on their type of heads. How do you tell if a jig is made for swimming, or bounching, or dragging, or whatever? Thanks. 

I fish a lot of jigs and to be honest I don't want them to have a ton of action. The reason for trailers are to add profile and control fall rate, action is probably the least important with the exception of swim jigs and bladed jigs. Chunk trailers are my favorite but most of the time I thread them on my jigs so I have that classic crawfish profile while keeping the jig compact. I have some Zoom Swimmin' chunks and those I just hang on the hook, they are ok for jigs you are going to actively hop. The action is nice but subtle, the legs swim almost lifelike when the jig is hopped up off the bottom and continues as it falls. 

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I have these in a few colors. I bought them to use as trailers on 3/16 ounce finesse jig. I have caught fish with them but I don't fish jigs as much as I should.

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Put 'em on a SK Bitsy Flip and go to town.  I thread mine up the hook rather than just nose hooking, but either way works.  Seems to work really nice on 1/4 oz jigs.  If you are going to nose hook, stick a piece of toothpick through the plastic behind the hook.  Really makes the trailer stay on.

 

Bigger jigs not so much.  Use a Rage Craw or a Money Craw on the big jigs.

 

 

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I use them but not as much as other trailers for jigs. Where I use them is if I am unsure of the swimjig versus dragging jig bite. They can be used as either so I just use them as a search bait trailer.

 

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Strike King Bitsy Bug Flip

Zoom's Swimmin Chunk

Winter time bass fishing

 

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