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Heavy or light wire swim jigs? #13498461 04/02/20 01:55 PM
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I break down the need for both heavy and light wire hook swim jigs, how I fish them, and how to pick colors/sizes/equipment to maximize performance!


https://youtu.be/6T3JsOMZe_o

Which type of swim jig is your favorite to fish? Do you use braid or fluorocarbon?

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Re: Heavy or light wire swim jigs? [Re: Andrew Upshaw] #13498471 04/02/20 02:04 PM
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6th Sense Divine Swim Jig
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Good Video Andrew thumb

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Re: Heavy or light wire swim jigs? [Re: Andrew Upshaw] #13498482 04/02/20 02:12 PM
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I would think one factor would be the need for different rods. Stout rod to drive home the heavy wire used around cover and lighter rod for the light wire, used in open water.

Re: Heavy or light wire swim jigs? [Re: Dr. Drop] #13498498 04/02/20 02:26 PM
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Dr. Drop...thank you for the kind words! I really like the head on the 6th Sense one. Looks awesome!

Re: Heavy or light wire swim jigs? [Re: JohnButte] #13498503 04/02/20 02:27 PM
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Different rods are key. But so is line.

Re: Heavy or light wire swim jigs? [Re: Andrew Upshaw] #13498515 04/02/20 02:34 PM
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I tell myself every year I need to try it, maybe this will be the year. Thanks Andrew

Re: Heavy or light wire swim jigs? [Re: Brent S] #13498557 04/02/20 02:59 PM
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Brent...you won’t regret it!

Re: Heavy or light wire swim jigs? [Re: Andrew Upshaw] #13498628 04/02/20 03:50 PM
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Enjoy the vids Andrew. I'm also trying to decide when to throw a swim jig vs when to throw a chatterbait/spinnerbait etc. Thoughts? By the way, I live in the Austin area and we have super clear and deep water. Chatterbaits and spinnerbaits for me only seem to work well if there is a shad spawn going on or in low light conditions.


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Re: Heavy or light wire swim jigs? [Re: fivebites] #13498692 04/02/20 04:31 PM
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Five bites...to be honest, a swim jig works way better in clear water. The lack of vibration and flash makes it a Killer bait. The only time I pick up a chatterbait or Spinnerbait in clear water is low light conditions or a windy day. I think you are on the right track!

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Good info Sir. Thank you


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Heavy cover or timber- heavy wire hook with 17 or 20lb line. Fishing grass edges making long cast I’ll throw a light wire hook on 15 lb line. I throw a swim jig all the time. Clear to muddy water. The color of the jig changes. Also the way I fish it. Biggest trick is don’t set the hook when you feel the fish hit it. Keep reeling and load the rod, then set the hook. Or at least that’s what works for me.

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Originally Posted by Coolarrow
Heavy cover or timber- heavy wire hook with 17 or 20lb line. Fishing grass edges making long cast I’ll throw a light wire hook on 15 lb line. I throw a swim jig all the time. Clear to muddy water. The color of the jig changes. Also the way I fish it. Biggest trick is don’t set the hook when you feel the fish hit it. Keep reeling and load the rod, then set the hook. Or at least that’s what works for me.

This is pretty close to what I do as well. Especially the hook set..... keep it moving till heavy then lights out. Works 99% of the time.

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