I always fish a jig and a T-Rig by pitching it in on slack line; never trying to feel the bit. When I pick it up and there is resistance I set the hook. This is not the case in thick moss where every pick up you make is tight just like a load up bite would be. When fishing the slop I pitch it in and follow it down on a tight line wanting to feel the tick as if falls through the moss. If you don't feel the bite on the fall then immediately pick it up slightly off the bottom and hold it there for 10 seconds or so giving them a chance to come and take it. Keep the line tight as you do this so you can feel the bite. Then hop the the jig out of that spot to the next as you retrieve. This is like ripping it out of heavy grass to disturb the foliage, which many times causes a strike. Then repeat on each hop back to you keeping a tight line each time to feel that tick and lifting it slight off the bottom using the moss as a lever to hold it motionless in that spot suspended for a few seconds.
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