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Pork or plastic?  What do u prefer

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I tend to lean towards plastic, mainly because I have a lot of plastic trailers.  The other reason is I seem to waste a lot of pork trailers because I can never get them back off the jig when I am done, so the end up drying out and and being ruined.

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I use plastic just because it is easy. I still perfer real pork though. JMO.

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Suggestion:

Put the jig with the pork attached back into the container.

This will not hurt the jig and keeps the trailer fresh.

8-)

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I dont use pork at all.  None.  I prefer handpoured trailers.

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I used to fish with pork trailers, the famous Uncle Josh Pork Frog number 11.

Drawbacks:

1.- Don 't ask me what kind of chemical reaction the brine creates on the lid but one thing is for sure, it rusts and before you know it the lid gets sealed against the jar like ......... forever !  >;)

2.- If for whatever reason it happens that you spill the brine on your boat and you got a colored bait the brine will stain it like ...... forever !  >:)

3.- Those baits need to be "tuned", I don 't recall ever pulling out a bait from the jar that wasn 't crooked.  :-/

4.- They do last more than plastic ones but when you live in a warm climate they really become a pain in the neck, in warm climates you need to baby sit them pork trailers or after a few minutes of exposure to the high temperatures they become an unrecognizable mass of fat and skin that 's going to stay on your bait like ..... forever !  >:(

5.- They become really expensive if your jig  doesn 't survive for a full day of fishing ( which in my case is the norm and not the exception ).

6.- You gotta carry all them jars instead of carrying bags of plastics which can be folded and placed anywhere.

7.- Not always they are correctly prepunctured.

Pluses:

1.- Durability is unquestionable ( but of course "durability" depends greatly on which definition of durability you have in mind )

2.- They do have a mole lively action than plastics if you tune them right.

So for the drwabacks I no longer used them.

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Suggestion:

Put the jig with the pork attached back into the container.

This will not hurt the jig and keeps the trailer fresh.

8-)

That is a good idea, but i would need a larger jar I think.

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A 1/2 oz jig fits right back into a "full" pork container.

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A 1/2 oz jig fits right back into a "full" pork container.

8-)

Cool, I will try that. I just wasn't sure if a big jig could fit in that small jar if it already had trailers in it, but if it does, great.

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I use pork in water that is 45-50 degrees or below and plastic for for water temp above that. Pork has more action in colder water, one more thing I do is to scrape the pork trailer with a butter knive about a dozen times on each appendage this makes them even more supple.

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I like the plastic because its easier to work with.

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It just depends on what profile I want. I might use a small plastic trailer in clear water, but I usually prefer a pork frog.

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Not a bad choice, it's a popular trailer.

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I use pork in cold water and when the fish are in "play" mode.  On those days when all they seem to do with a plastic craw is pull the claws off I switch to pork.  It is the only thing I've seen work.

90% of the time I prefer to use plastic craws.  I will always try plastic first.

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For years I've used the venerable #11 Pork Rind, which of course is the original "Jig & Pig" (typically black or purple).

For smallmouth bass I used to use the U2 and E2 pork strips (discontinued) on a 1/8oz hair jig.

As Raul pointed out, the briny solution expedites corrosion, and the clever folks at Uncle Josh

only made matters worse with their "metal" lids. Pretty soon you need a water pump pliers to open the jar.

Forget to remove a pork strip from the jig and 'Voila', it turns to beef jerky.

The early soft-plastics were called "rubber", and they lost their action in cold water.

That in fact was the reason for the popularity of pork rind. However, today's soft plastics remain supple

even in cold water (gambler, roboworm, strike king 3x, et al.) I wouldn't say that today's soft-plastics are as good or better

than pork rind, but they're close enough so that now I no longer monkey with pork rind.

Uncle Josh is smart;, they see the handwriting on the wall and acquired Sizmic, a soft-plastic company, and Kalin's mogambo grub.

Roger

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All depend on water temp, I only use pork if the water is cold enough to affect the action of a plastic trailer

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Brine: 1 a: water saturated or strongly impregnated with common salt b: a strong saline solution (as of calcium chloride) 2: the water of a sea or salt lake

Today plastics are not affected by cold water  ;)

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I just started fishing football jigs and flippin jigs this season.  I have never used pork and so far the only trailers I have used are NetBait's Paca Chunks.  I started fishing the lakes right after ice out and the water is extremely cold.  These Paca Chunks still have great action even in the coldest water.  They also have a great scent to them too.  Though I haven't caught a fish on them yet I have missed a few good ones. :-[

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Though I haven't caught a fish on them yet I have missed a few good ones. :-[

The ones we miss are always good ones! ;)

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