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I'm relatively new to fishing with jigs.  I just purchased a few jig-x's and was wondering what kind of modifications yall do to your jigs

(for mostly dirty water in my case)

I plan on using the yum chunk in 2 3/4 in.

Thank you,

                      Alex

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You can trim the weedguard to just longer than the hook and fan it out almost into a V and cut some of the fibers out because you really will not need all of them

also trim the skirt around the hook to make it shorter and make the skirt get some better action

and you can add rattles to your jig

and never forget your pig on the end  ;)

i would look online for the proper ways to do this

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x2 but if i could add that the trailer should preferably be some sort of crawdad like trailer, and also try to match the trailer color with the skirt color. it has been workin for me.

hey swat

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Cut a few of strands of the weed guard clean off. Then trip the tops of the rest to be flush with the hook or just a tad longer. Fan out the weed guard . Depending on the jig, trimming the skirt can also be good. I like it about a half inch to 3/4 of an inch past the hook for most of my jigs, some longer and sometimes shorter.

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x2 but if i could add that the trailer should preferably be some sort of crawdad like trailer, and also try to match the trailer color with the skirt color. it has been workin for me.

hey swat

you dont always have to match the trailer with the skirt just match ur hatch and see what works for you

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x2 but if i could add that the trailer should preferably be some sort of crawdad like trailer, and also try to match the trailer color with the skirt color. it has been workin for me.

hey swat

you dont always have to match the trailer with the skirt just match ur hatch and see what works for you

yeah i know just sayin it works

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appreciate all the quick results.

i was piddling with the jigs tonight and i trimmed the weedguard to a lil above flush with the hook.

i also wanted to "fan it out" like a few of yall mentioned, so i put a single drop of super glue on the bottom of the weed guard and worked it into a fan.

seemed to work real nicely.

thanks again

oh, and what trailers are you guys having success with?

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i like brush hogs but mainly craws. like in black with red flake or black with blue flake. Im not sure exaclty what brand of craws but if u pick a dark color like black/blue you cant go wrong imo  ;)

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I use Oldham's Lures Trailer Hitch Jig so there is no need to change anything  ;)

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About the only thing I do is cut the weedguard off entirely.

Think about it. If it's so stiff that it gets in the way of the hookset, it's totally useless.

And, if you've trimmed it and thinned it so that it doesn't get in the way of the hookset, well, it won't get in the way of the wood or weeds either.

I cut "em all of.

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Try this trick cut the weed guard off, attatch a hitch hiker bait holder to the eye of the jig screw in your favorite soft plastic craw and Texas rig the other end. It is still weedles without the weed guard interfering with the hook set.

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Trimming skirts and guards depends on the water structure and the type and length of trailer you use along with the strength of the guard on the jig. Action trailers like Rage Tails and Paca's need to trim skirt slightly when using chunks and not when using longer presentation craws.

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I trim the weed guard even with or just a little above the hook. I don't thin out the weed guard strands, but I bend them around in different directions, so that the top of the guard is flared out. I usually don't trim the skirt up to the back of the hook. What I do is trim the longer strands off of the skirt to that they all even up.

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Anyone trim their skirt in a teardrop to mimic a fish's profile?Kinda like a teardrop shape I guess.I've done this but I have yet to catch a fish on a skirted jig but all that could change tomorrow. ;)

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