Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

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Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby BlaineFred » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:48 am

I can see different trailers for different water conditions, grass or no grass, time of the year, blue-bird sky, depending on the local forage, etc.

I would appreciate information of what to use, when, etc.

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Fred

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby MRQturbo » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:14 am

keitech swing impact fat....

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby BlaineFred » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:22 am

MRQturbo wrote:keitech swing impact fat....


Thanks...

I looked it up on TW, and it looks good. The tail should provide some vibration.

The colors were hard to see on TW. Bluegill didn't really look like bluegill.

What colors for different conditions?

What jigs do you throw?

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby MRQturbo » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:37 pm

dirty hp jigs.....male perch...black shad are my go to colours...in all conditions lol....for chatter baits n swim jigs...just used up the old used keitechs that get torn up after a few fish....normally fish them on weighted swimbait hooks...and use them as trailers after usually...never waste new ones as jig trailers....

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby BlaineFred » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:12 am

MRQturbo wrote:dirty hp jigs.....male perch...black shad are my go to colours...in all conditions lol....for chatter baits n swim jigs...just used up the old used keitechs that get torn up after a few fish....normally fish them on weighted swimbait hooks...and use them as trailers after usually...never waste new ones as jig trailers....


What size Keitechs do you use?

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby MRQturbo » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:40 am

4.8 inch....to fit them on the jigs you will have to trim the heads off a little or else they will be too long....thats why i use up the older ones as jig trailers...its really the paddle tail action that you'll need from them....
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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:09 am

RI little dipper - northern style swim jigs
SK mennace grub- northern style swim jigs
Keitech 3.8 and 4.8 fat swing impact - bigger swim jigs
Yamamoto swim senko-some of it cut off- finesse swim jigs

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby BlaineFred » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:58 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:RI little dipper - northern style swim jigs
SK mennace grub- northern style swim jigs
Keitech 3.8 and 4.8 fat swing impact - bigger swim jigs
Yamamoto swim senko-some of it cut off- finesse swim jigs


Thanks for the post.

Oh boy, I just discovered that I know very little about swim jigs.

What is a "northern style" swim Jig, and can you please provide an example of a brand and model?

What sizes/weights distinguish the bigger and finesse swim baits?

When do you use the northern, bigger, and finesse?

Sorry to be asking so many questions, but I seem to be at the bottom of a steep learning curve.

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby Liberfswe » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:55 am

I really liked this information.

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:13 pm

Sent a pm Blainefred...

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby Montanaro » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:46 am

Keitech 3.5. Sunny gill is is a good color choice as the picture on tw is misleading. Tail kicks on fall and sloooow retrieves.

Sometimes use rage menace or shellcracker.

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby joekaz » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:02 pm

When I use Little Dippers for a trailer I always cut about a 1/4 inch off the nose. During a steady retrieve the jig has a little side to side wobble.

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby rgbtr196le » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:55 am

Rage tail craws and skinny dippers are some of my favorites

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby CGrinder » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:50 am

Paca Chunks are good when you need something a little more compact. I also like Havoc Subwoofers for fishing fast.

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Re: Swim Jig Trailers...what are you using?

Postby JerryC » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:24 am

Really depends on forage at where i am fishing.. Mainly use the kietech swinging impact, smaller size usually (forgot the exact size off the top of my head). Sometimes ill use a twin tail grub as well..


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