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When jig fishing I usually use plastic FLW trailers.  Last weekend I bought some Uncle Josh's and decided to give them a try.  Is it just me or are these incredibly difficult to pierce with the hook?  Do I need to drill a pilot hole or bring a hammer next time?  What do you guys do?

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Ahh man that is hilarious ;D But yea, they are kind of a pain to get off/on. I usually have most problems removing them. I don't have any secret tips though, just bend em' and twist em' until they go on or come off.

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Last time I checked, there was a slit where the hook was supposed to go.  Unless, Ole Uncle Josh has changed his tune, I would think that they would still be there.  

Besides, I use ZOOM trailers, for all the jig trailer needs, and I have not had a single problem from them in cold, warm, or hot water.   ;D

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I'm going back to pork, I've been using plastic this year and not having much luck. It's not really the plastics fault, I just have confidence in pork.

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My only problem with plastic is they fall off if I'm jigging weeds or rough structure. I've always wanted to try real pork. I'm deterimined to make it work.

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The Uncle Josh pork has a pre-punched hole in it. It goes on very easy but can be tough to get off sometimes. I have the best luck removing it by rotating the pork 180 degrees and pulling against the flat back part of the hook opposite the barb. It takes practice but I can usually remove it now in just a little flip of the pork. The nice thing about pork is that it stays on the hookthru thick and thin where the plastic tends to pull off after a little while. The drawback is you need to keep it wet or it will dry out.

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Thanks all.  I'll have to closely inspect my pork (ahem) when I get home tonight.  I didn't see a pre-punched hole, I'll have to look closer.  

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