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#11356828 - 01/19/16 06:00 PM Jigs and jig trailers
ezbassin Offline
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Do you usually match your trailer to the jig, use a compliment color, or use a contrasting color all together, or do you think it even matters?

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#11356864 - 01/19/16 06:16 PM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: ezbassin]
lamoon78 Offline
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I do both

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#11356889 - 01/19/16 06:25 PM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: ezbassin]
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Yes, yes, yes and yes.
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#11357189 - 01/19/16 08:13 PM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: ezbassin]
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The only time I don't match colors is in the winter in cold water I like a green pumpkin jig with a blk/blue trailer or other way around. Match it all the other times of the year
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#11357206 - 01/19/16 08:19 PM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: ezbassin]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
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I have always matched jigs and trailers. What are the advantages and reasoning behind changing up colors?

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#11357476 - 01/19/16 10:19 PM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: ezbassin]
WmSmith Offline
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I match everything. Only thing I might do is add chartreuse to my green pumpkin trailers

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#11357810 - 01/20/16 07:56 AM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: ezbassin]
ezbassin Offline
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Ok, those of you that do both or all three, how do you choose which one you are going to do? I have done all three with my jigs and trailers but really don't have any reason for my choice. Most of the time I will either match the jig and trailer or use an accent color jig and trailer. Every once in a while I will do a total contrast just to change things up, but that was a black/blue jig with a green pumpkin trailer.

A jig with a black/blue tip skirt, I will put a black/blue claw craw on it and one that has both black and blue strands I will use a blue bruiser trailer. On a peanut butter n jelly skirted jig I will put on a green pumpkin/purple trailer.


Edited by ezbassin (01/20/16 07:58 AM)

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#11357819 - 01/20/16 08:03 AM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
ezbassin Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlaiseWeimer
I have always matched jigs and trailers. What are the advantages and reasoning behind changing up colors?


On a peanut butter n jelly skirted jig I like a green pumpkin/purple trailer. With this combo you have a brownish color in the skirt with some purple in it and the green pumpkin craw adds another color and the purple glitter in the craw compliments the purple in the jig skirt. I just like the way it looks better than a matching pb&j craw and the fish seem to like it as well.

With a black/blue jig I match the craw most of the time, unless I use a black/blue/purple jig, then I use a craw with some purple glitter in it.

For a total contrast I use a black/brown jig with a plumb trailer.


Edited by ezbassin (01/20/16 08:42 AM)

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#11357823 - 01/20/16 08:06 AM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: ezbassin]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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I match the trailer to my Jig, I use strike king hack attack flipping Jig, super heavy hook, great colors and I use the Strike king Rage Craw trailers to match. during the winter I will use a trailer with less action. KVD Prefect Plastic chuck, or even a Chigger Craw by power bait it makes a difference
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#11357849 - 01/20/16 08:16 AM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
B.Hollingshead Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlaiseWeimer
I have always matched jigs and trailers. What are the advantages and reasoning behind changing up colors?
blk/blue/grn pmk has been a long time secret in cold water those color combos resemble a perch which is a bass primary food source in cold water.
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#11357991 - 01/20/16 09:13 AM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: B.Hollingshead]
Kevin Bryant Offline
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Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
The only time I don't match colors is in the winter in cold water I like a green pumpkin jig with a blk/blue trailer or other way around. Match it all the other times of the year


This. Green pumpkin on a black/blue jig is deadly.
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#11358030 - 01/20/16 09:28 AM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: ezbassin]
Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell Offline
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Well you know I throw a jig a bunch. I will match 90 percent of the time but I have found sometimes a contrast change is not a bad thing. I have done watermelon red on a PB&J and stroked them on it.

I have also did straight up chart on jigs of all colors and it worked. Sometime I think you just increase your strike zone by color. Water clarity is how I usually make my choice of trailer to start with.

That and just years of being on the water come in to pay by memory of what has worked in the past for me. I am never worried about coloring outside the box or thinking outside the box.
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#11358068 - 01/20/16 09:43 AM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
Fast Lane Offline
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Registered: 07/24/06
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Loc: Tyler, texas
Originally Posted By: BlaiseWeimer
I have always matched jigs and trailers. What are the advantages and reasoning behind changing up colors?


Nothing in water is all one uniform color. Look at a Blue Gill or a Crawfish.

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#11358091 - 01/20/16 09:54 AM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: Kevin Bryant]
Fast Lane Offline
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Originally Posted By: Kevin Bryant
Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
The only time I don't match colors is in the winter in cold water I like a green pumpkin jig with a blk/blue trailer or other way around. Match it all the other times of the year


This. Green pumpkin on a black/blue jig is deadly.


Watermelon Candy on a Bkack/Blu Jig works good for me:)

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#11358129 - 01/20/16 10:02 AM Re: Jigs and jig trailers [Re: ezbassin]
Superslab Offline
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Registered: 02/28/15
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Loc: Frisco, TX
I mix it up at times but usually just between green pumpkin and black/blue. I change the jig color more than the trailer.

I found this interesting: http://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/pros-picks-jig-trailers

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