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Can I put a jig on a C rig?

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I was thinking if C rigs give a more life like motion and profile could I put a FB jig, jig, or chatter bait on it. I am not sure if this will work but maybe someone has tried. I also need to read up on the T rig if any one know a great spot send it to me please.

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Yes but why?

That great action that you get from a C-rig is due to the lure being a few inches off of the bottom and several inches from the weight. If you put a jig on it you will defeat the reason for using a C-Rig because the jig will just be on the bottom. But fishing rules were meant to be broken. You may have stumbled on a better way to keep the jig on the bottom for the times when the fish don't want it hopped.

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Some pro was using a jewel jig with a c/r and a senko in bassmaster magazine. Substitute the jig for the sinker but it has to be a jig with the turned eye.

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Yea, there would be no need for the C rig.  You could just chunk out a jig and drag it like you do a C rig anyday.  No need for the C rig weight.  Unless you wanted the sound of the beads...

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Is there any floating jig or chatter out there? That might work. What does the chatter bait do differently then a jig?

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Is there any floating jig or chatter out there?

Not that I am aware of. Lead is heavy and sinks. :)

What does the chatter bait do differently then a jig?

A chatterbait has a blade on the front of it that wobbles side to side on the retrieve, banging the blade off the jig head making a chattering sound and a lot of vibration. The chatterbait is also meant to be a swimming type bait.

A jig is usally hopped or drug on the bottom but it can also be used as a swimming bait.

Now back to the original question. No one is stopping you. Go ahead and try it, may work great. Then again it may not, but you will never know unless you try! ;)

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Yes you can and it works quite well. Several years ago I was fishing with a C-Rig and kept feeling the strike like a Tx rig hit but was missing the hookset. After close examination of the lead sinker, I noticed scratch marks on it an figured the bass were taking the sinker instead of the lizzard I was using. I had some 1/2 oz. Strike King Denny Brauer jigs with the horizonal eye and replaced the sinker with the jig. I started catching the bass on one or the other lures after that.

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Some pro was using a jewel jig with a c/r and a senko in bassmaster magazine. Substitute the jig for the sinker but it has to be a jig with the turned eye.

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Yea, there would be no need for the C rig. You could just chunk out a jig and drag it like you do a C rig anyday. No need for the C rig weight. Unless you wanted the sound of the beads...
 

If he wanted the sound with the beads then just get a jig with a rattle on it.  He is right though, no need for the c rig wieght.

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Yup, it's called a Carolina Jig and it's been around these parts for a while now. We'll tie anything on to a leader behind an egg weight and drag it around covering water searching for a bite. A jig made it on to the line a few years back and the smaller ones with the wider flanges (the kind you'd skip under docks etc) ride a little higher in the water column on a steady retrieve and do pretty good. Good for fishing points and up and down over humps and other structure with. Good deep water technique.  Bassmaster did an article on it recently as mentioned with one of the elite series pros.

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Of course you can, but I'm not sure why you'd want to.

The beauty of the C-rig is the "remote sinker" that gives the trailer its own head and an unfettered delivery.

Tying a jig to a carolina-rig is fishing a rig with TWO weights :-? :-/

Roger

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Of course you can, but I'm not sure why you'd want to.

The beauty of the C-rig is the "remote sinker" that gives the trailer its own head and an unfettered delivery.

Tying a jig to a carolina-rig is fishing a rig with TWO weights :-? :-/

Roger

Well, it's really that simple, isn't it...

8-)

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We used floating jig heads this weekend while walleye fishing. It was sorta carolina rigged. We used big 3/4 oz trolling sinkers, 3 or 4 ft leaders and floating jig heads. They aren't big dressed jigs, just a curly tail trailer on it.

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