Skipping Jigs

Discover the critical factors that will improve your jig skipping success in this original video.
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I'm Gene Jensen with, and in this video we're going to talk about how to set up a jig so that you can skip it easier underneath docks, trees, and things like that.

You know we always see these pros and these experts just absolutely tear a jig up underneath a dock and just skip it all the way up underneath there. You go out on the water and you try to do it with a jig, and you just can't quite get it. So let's set up a jig to make it skip easier.

First thing you're going to want to do is select the right jig head, and for me the right jig head is an Arkie head. The reason I like an Arkie head is because it's got that nice, wide, flat bottom, and it's got that straight shank hook that goes straight, all the way out. That is the key to making a really good skipping jig.

The next thing you do is put your trailer on it. Unlike the other times when you put a skirt on, you'll want to grab the long end and put the long end in your hand. Then put that short end onto the hook and thread it all the way up over top of the barb.

Now the next thing you do is grab a hold of that long end and you get all the long strands in your hand, and all these front strands are hanging. Then you start trimming. Trim them all off, and it looks like this.

Then you slide all of your skirt material off of the bottom of the jig so that it's all on the side and on the top. That needs to be done just a little bit better, so it looks just like that. All right.

The next key thing is your selection in trailers. Always pick a trailer that has a flat bottom. A Rage Chunk has a nice, flat bottom. I love a Rage Chunk because it's got a nice, wide, flat bottom. Another good one is a Zoom Super Chunk, but I don't think I have any Super Chunks with me. Yes, I do. It's right here. Your Zoom Super Chunk is just your regular chunk trailer. Now this has got a flat side and it's got a chunky part up here in the front. Make sure that flat side is on the bottom of your jig. The one I use 100% of the time is the Rage Craw.

What you do is just take it and thread it on straight down the middle, just like that.

You see why it skips so easily? It's just like a flat rock. You've got this whole flat surface right here that catches the water when you're skipping it underneath the docks.

I like a long trailer, but another thing I'll do is I'll trim that trailer up just a little bit before I put the chunk on, just to let the claws of the chunk flutter a little bit. 

That's your easiest jig to skip, and when you rig it up like that, you will learn faster and learn better how to skip that jig. That's about it. Have fun with it.

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