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#11784953 - 08/18/16 08:22 PM Swing Jig 101
FishVibesTv Offline
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Has anyone used the swing jig in place of the shakyhead? I've researched it and it seemed to be promising for worm fishing? Any tips or info would greatly be appreciated
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#11784961 - 08/18/16 08:25 PM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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I think they work really well for offshore fish that are holding close to the bottom. I typically use a creature bait or a craw with them, however, they work really well with just about anything you wanna put on there.
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#11785002 - 08/18/16 08:43 PM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Thanks for the info!
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#11785011 - 08/18/16 08:47 PM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Works well with big floating worms like the Xcite Maximus.
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#11785013 - 08/18/16 08:48 PM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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It's closer to a football-head jig. Just drag it along the bottom or you can reel it faster just making occasional contact like deep cranking.

BTW, not sure which wash cycle I would use on it though. hammer

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#11785051 - 08/18/16 09:09 PM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Thanks guys and I would prolly wash it on delicates lol
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#11785141 - 08/18/16 10:03 PM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Yes. I like it better than shaky head
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#11785178 - 08/18/16 10:21 PM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
Kyhokie Offline
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I prefer it to the shaky head, but there's several types of swing jigs as well. I even like to fish paddle tails on them.
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#11785187 - 08/18/16 10:25 PM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: Big Swimbait]
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Originally Posted By: Big Swimbait
Works well with big floating worms like the Xcite Maximus.


+1....but the biffle bug works tremendously well...the first time i bought one and used it...sooner run color. Fishing a saturday tournament on Waxahachie....first spot cast it out...thunk before it hit the bottom...5 Pounder


Edited by WacoHawgCaller (08/18/16 10:26 PM)
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#11785357 - 08/19/16 06:18 AM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Nice!! I will be shopping this weekend for more plastics and will pick up some biffle bugs!! Thanks
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#11785373 - 08/19/16 06:44 AM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Funny I should read this post as I have been wacking them on this bait! Several lake I fish have man made rock piles and I am amazed how well this bait come through them verses when I used to use squarebills. I caught a lot of fish last week just reeling through the rocks and rarely hung up. I have a tourney tomorrow with shallow rock piles and pretty excited about the swing jig for this tourney. Check out barlows tackle where they sell these swing heads in bulk and have a much better price on them. Good luck


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#11785449 - 08/19/16 07:57 AM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Fish it like a crank bait. When it hits the bottom pause it for a split second.
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#11785526 - 08/19/16 08:27 AM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: Puma Jim]
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Thanks for the info and good luck on your tournament!
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#11785621 - 08/19/16 09:25 AM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
Happy Birthday GoArmy Offline
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I like a 12" or larger worm with 3/4 oz. fished deep off points
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#11785636 - 08/19/16 09:36 AM Re: Swing Jig 101 [Re: FishVibesTv]
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That's what I was thinking! I have a 12" manns jelly worm and new 16" worm that i think is gonna be killer for deep bites!!
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