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#12396511 - 08/22/17 02:21 PM Swim jig trailer
Ripinlip Online   happy

Registered: 06/22/17
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I'm new to jig fishing I have been using rage speed craws and beaver style baits on my flipping jigs and they seem to work well so I just got a bunch of new swim jigs and was wondering what to use for a trailer on these or to use one at all? Any help would be appreciated

#12396551 - 08/22/17 02:47 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
fouzman Online   content

Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
I like a Skinny Dipper, a Rage Craw, Rage Craw Jr., Zoom Speed Craw and Zoom Ultravibe craw.
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#12396554 - 08/22/17 02:50 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
CrankinStick aka Chadd Offline

Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 336
I also use all the baits mentioned above. Speed craws and small swimbait a work best.
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#12396566 - 08/22/17 02:59 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
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There are thousands of options; everything from single tail grubs to double tail tralers to swim baits and paddle tail worms to craws and other creatures. Quit now while you're ahead.

I'd start by keeping it simple
Sounds like you have confidence in Rage Craws and Speed craws. Start by using those: Pearl color to imitate shad and green pumpkin for blue gills. You might find that taking off one of the craws seems to work better at times.


#12396575 - 08/22/17 03:09 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
M. Alexander Online   content
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Double Z Baby Swayback Swimmers (more often than the larger size Swayback Swimmer) & Mister Twister Buzz Bugs

#12396576 - 08/22/17 03:11 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
cadman Offline

Registered: 06/02/17
Posts: 44
Loc: IL
NetBait Paca Chunks or Paca Craws work really well also. They are less expensive than Rage Tails
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#12396577 - 08/22/17 03:13 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
Outdoordude Offline
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Rage Craws are solid swimjig trailers. The Strike King Menace Grub and Zoom Speed Craws are great for when you need to downsize.

#12396581 - 08/22/17 03:17 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
Donald Harper Offline
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I don't like the hook to be too full of plastic. I use the swim tail worms and small body swim tail plastics. Sometimes they want the twin tails on cloudy and rainy days.
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#12396596 - 08/22/17 03:29 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]

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I use two setups when they want it slow I use a Rage Craw and when they want it fast I use the Menace.

#12396709 - 08/22/17 04:44 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
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I use three different ones. Swimming Caffeine Shad, Rage Craw, and I just started using the Strike King Menace
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#12396712 - 08/22/17 04:46 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
I like a Skinny Dipper, a Rage Craw, Rage Craw Jr., Zoom Speed Craw and Zoom Ultravibe craw.

Nailed it!

I like the Skinny Dipper for imitating shad or bluegill, and I like a Rage Craw or Speed Craw for imitating a craw.
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#12396844 - 08/22/17 06:45 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Super chunk and pro chunk always have a place for me as well as almost all baits mentioned above
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#12397029 - 08/22/17 09:14 PM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I like a pearl white skinny dipper.
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#12397399 - 08/23/17 08:13 AM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
Jusbassin Offline

Registered: 02/29/08
Posts: 179
Loc: Fort Worth,Tx.
Rage craw jr. and BPS speed shad .

#12397427 - 08/23/17 08:30 AM Re: Swim jig trailer [Re: Ripinlip]
Mudbone Offline
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Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 1228
Loc: Cuney, Texas
Depending on how I'm fishing it
RI-Skinny Dipper for swimming
Rage Craw for hopping

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