I've been making myself throw a football jig deep quite a bit this year. It hasn't sucked completely.
Back when I bass fished regularly I did the same thing. I forced myself to use that jig and pig and got skunked many times. But then I started catching some pigs and got my confidence back. I found the jig worked better for me winter and spring months and a Carolina rigged worm, creature, French fry, or lizard worked better for me in deep water summer patterns. But to each his own.
Sometimes you have to force yourself out of your comfort zone and into things that aren't so comfortable to you. Especially when you are just out pleasure fishing or what some call practicing. Back when I fished every single weekend I relied heavily on the texas rigged power worm. I felt like I could catch fish anywhere at any depth. That's all I found myself throwing. One day I realized I had an arsenal of tackle I needed to try. That's when fishing got fun. I got good with a lot of different tactics and baits and was a much better bass angler because I tried some other things and read alot.
If it ain't yours don't mess with it!
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