Carolina Rig vs Football Jig: Which is More Effective?

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Is a Carolina rig better than a football jig? Which do the pros prefer and why?  Find out in this video!

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Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here with, and I'm here with Hank Parker with another addition of Hank Parker's Fishing Tips. Hank, this question is a good one. It comes from Hunter Croak from Owensville, Indiana. And he wants to know when it comes to deepwater fishing, Carolina rig or football jig, which do you prefer?

Hank: I heard Scott Martin tell me the other day, he said, "You know, I just about quit using a Carolina rig when I started football jig, and I just found it to be so much more effective, and I can catch those same fish, and I feel like I have a little bit more control.

Well, I found myself a little bit shocked by that answer. But then I started examining my own self. I used to fish a Carolina rig just about all summer long. When I fished long, flat points, I preferred a Carolina rig. Now I find myself almost always throwing a football jig.

So I think a Carolina rig can still be very, very effective. And I think in real, real, clear water, you can use a little bit more transparent worm than you can come up with a jig. So I think they're applications that both work well. But I find myself personally fishing a football jig more than I do a Carolina rig. 

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