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Should jig colors match trailer color?

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On several TV shows I have seen pro anglers that will match jigs with a different color trailer.

I personally match the trailer color with the dominate color on the jigs skirt.

What do you do? Match the colors, or offset the colors? and why?

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I always sieze the opportunity to use a trailer with a different hue than the skirt.

The reason is obvious, multiple hues are more adaptable to different lighting conditions.

Lighting conditions change within a single retrieve, for instance, under the dock in shade,

away from the dock in sunlight, and as the lure comes from deep water into shallow water.

Using just one color nails you to the wall.

Roger

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There are certain things about bass fishing that man will never completely understand and color is one of them. Color is affected by light and as RoLo stated Lighting conditions change within a single retrieve.

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I kinda like contrasting colors....black/blue, brown/black, grn/black

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Sometimes yes, sometimes no  :-?  I like to use different colored trailers to match the color of the crayfish. The two best jig color combinations for me are pumkinseed/brown jig w/green pumkin trailer and solid black jig & trailer.

Allen

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I always match the chunk to the skirt color.

I use to live by this until recently when I fished the "Retard" thats what my buddy called it.

The fish had lock jaw and the water was muddy and cold. I was throwing a 1/2oz blk jig blue trailer and catching nothing at all. So I started fiddling around with spike it and dyed the flappers on the trailer chartreuse. The thing was ugly and I mean real ugly. But I caught about 3 fish in less then 20 minutes. No other fish were caught after lossing the jig. >;)

Most of the time I do just match them closely in hue's/shades especially in clear water.  Some times you have to expirement.

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I usually match the trailer and jig coloration. Though I must admit, the thought has come to my mind to maybe mix it up a it, but have rarely tried it. I could be missing out here for all I know. The few times I have it's because I run out of the jigs matching color trailers and usually go on to the next closest color I have.

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I try and match the skirt with the trailer, but the jig bite has been slow lately and I've been thinking about mixing up colors.

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Should jig colors match trailer color?

Should like in must most deffinately not.

It depends on what you want the trailer to do, most of my jigs are black but trailers can be any color because trailer is anything you add to the jig, a trailer can be a grub, a creature, a crawfish, a frog, etc; the conditions of water clarity dictate what color and size of trailer I use.

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Yes and no.Sometimes I do match the trailer to a predominate color in the jig,but mostly the trailer will be a contrasting color.It depends on conditions.Experiment with certain color combinations and come up with some that work for you in various conditions.

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There is a guy in my club that swears up and down by a brown jig with a purple trailer but I usually use green Pumpkin with a watermelon trailer. i think that it depends a lot on water clarity, light conditions, mood of the fish more than the trailer color.

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The only colors I really fuss about are using a white trailer with a white jig for swimming.  Other than that I mix and match all the time.  Sometimes they work real well sometimes they don't.

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I too usually match the trailer to the jig BUT..............

My absolute favorite combination is a black/blue jig paired with a green pumpkin trailer. I have no clue my this combination works soo well for me. I was fishing a matched jig and trailer one day (black/blue) on a football jig and was doing ok, my trailer got bit off and was too lazy to dig through my tackle to find another one. Had a green pumpkin trailer lyinhg on the deck, put it on, been catching fish on that color combo since. Mostly in clear water may I add...

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I did't worry about matching colors, I worried about the activity level and alter the trailer combinations to get the profile size more suitable for the day. After mixing colors, I think the color contrast does help with different light and water clarity conditions as well. :)Ivan

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well i dont line them up i just put something red on them it give of a color that looks like blood that is what works for me

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I will usually match trailers to the jig in clear water.  Usually a greenish jig and greenish trailer, black with black or brown with brown.  I might add some flake such as a green pumpkin jig with a green pumpkin/red flake trailer.

In stained or mudy water, I will make the trailer different than the main skirt.

Just change it up and see what the fish say.   ;)

Brad

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I like to match the trailer with either the dominant or the accent color of the skirt.  For example, for a black skirt with purple accent strands, I'll use a purple trailer with black flakes or a black trailer with purple flakes.  I think color is less important than action for a jig because I am usually using them in deep or off colored water.  I'm really more concerned about water displacement rather than color.  The less light penetration into the water, the less the bass can distinguish color anyway.

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I'm generally a 'matcher' in that I like darker trailers with darker jigs and vice versa.   I'm just going for what color combination provides the best bait profile based on water clarity.  I will sometimes go with a 'flippin blue' or 'tomatoe red' chunk or brush hog trailer, but those are really the only exceptions.

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