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A Trailer Controversy

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I went fishin yesterday with a bunch of my buddies and we were whackin em all over the place with jigs.  Afterward, in the car, I noticed that my friend had left the trailer on his jig and the jig on the line.  I didn't object to leaving the jig on, but I pointed out to him that he should have put away the trailer to preserve the scent and moisture of the plastic (so it doesn't shrivel up and become worthless).  He and my other friend argued with me calling it "a controversial subject."  I'm pretty sure they were just messin with me, but would someone please gimme a good response to knock some sense into them?  (they are on BR too)

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i say it is contraversial because if you have a tough trailer ( not gulp or berkley powerbait) then you can leave it on. take it off if it is gulp or powerbait because they tend to shrivel up

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The trailers I make with salt impregnated I take off so they won't rust the hooks.  The non salt ones I leave on because they won't do any damage.

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Enless its pork you don't need to, but some stinky baits and when its hot outside i would take the trailer off also the rusty hooks factor. O' well it's a great thing jigs are cheap! Well at least the booyah's

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I take mine off because they wont fit in my jig box with them on.

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aha see trey taking them off isnt neccessary in some cases :) lol

the time you can spend not taking them off is another post here duhh ;)

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aha see trey taking them off isnt neccessary in some cases :) lol

the time you can spend not taking them off is another post here duhh ;)

So, are you fishing plastic trailers with or with out salt?  

I take mine off and let my jigs dry out before storage.  This has cut down on rust for me.

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Do what you know is best and don't worry about the other guy. Keep your trailers as fresh as possible and that means plastics too. They can drag theirs down a dirt road and it shouldn't bother you a bit. Heck, my loaners are my new ones. I use my experienced ones, (notice I didn't say used) cause they have proven themselves worthy. They are my Pro Team.

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rob im gonna have to give in on this one. im goin for the big fish and if a fresh trailer is what it takes im gonna take em off. Trey you win

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I have a Jig-N-Craw that has been on my rod for about 3 months; it has caught a couple dozen bass & a couple over 10 lbs so why change the trailer?

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I have a Jig-N-Craw that has been on my rod for about 3 months; it has caught a couple dozen bass & a couple over 10 lbs so why change the trailer?

o noes i think this topic might go back to being a controversy lol  ;D

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The only rule of fishing is your imagination  ;)

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i dip my trailers in JJ's Magic and if i don't take them off and seal them back in a bag, everything within 30 feet of that trailer takes on an overpowering garlic scent. so yeah i take my trailers off every time haha.

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