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Re: Uncle Josh [Re: David Waller] #13886294 02/13/21 10:55 PM
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Pork used to act better than plastics because most trailers would stiffen up when they got cold.
Modern plastics have addressed that to a large point but if I had it I'd still use it. No 11 most of the time.

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Re: Uncle Josh [Re: Allison1] #13886316 02/13/21 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Allison1
Pork used to act better than plastics because most trailers would stiffen up when they got cold.
Modern plastics have addressed that to a large point but if I had it I'd still use it. No 11 most of the time.




That's totally wrong. The lack of action is where it excelled. Its prime was to bulk up and slow the fall with its buoyancy and still have a large presentation for big bass with slow metabolism in cold water

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I ordered a couple of jars of Uncle Josh #11 pork frogs from Acme Tackle recently but they were about $12.00 for a jar of 3.


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Originally Posted by 361V
Wish someone would start producing the old Pork-O’s again.

My big fish go-to bait. Still have a stash but had to swap from original containers - they were failing.

Re: Uncle Josh [Re: senko9S] #13894146 02/19/21 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by senko9S
Originally Posted by Allison1
Pork used to act better than plastics because most trailers would stiffen up when they got cold.
Modern plastics have addressed that to a large point but if I had it I'd still use it. No 11 most of the time.




That's totally wrong. The lack of action is where it excelled. Its prime was to bulk up and slow the fall with its buoyancy and still have a large presentation for big bass with slow metabolism in cold water


You can build bulk into plastic. You can't put more pliable in bulky plastic to simulate pork. Today they use all the swimming tails that were not used much back then.
I've read it and experienced it since the 60's, back when more people were fishing pork than plastic in the winter.
Back when nobody used rubber skirts. They were all bucktail.

We will just disagree.

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Re: Uncle Josh [Re: SC-001] #13894284 02/19/21 06:35 PM
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It's the lack of action and more buoyancy for cold water. Has nothing to do with scent. Cold water jig fishing shines with a big presentation with a slow fall and less action due to the slower metabolism of a bass during the winter. Summertime is when plastic trailers shine. Faster fall and more actions available.

This, in super cold water pvc based plastic stiffens and hurts the action, pork stays supple. Now the new z-man elaztech plastic I'm not sure how it reacts to cold. Hadn't used this stuff since probably 2004, I bought some of this new pork and pulled it out to use in this recent cold weather... it still works.


Well most anglers and pros will tell you that in cold water you want to have a jig trailer that doesn't have a lot of action, therefore the plastic would be better since you say the pork stays more supple which means it would have more movement than plastic. I used to use pork baits on my jigs but never noticed that they worked any better than plastic. I did very well with the Lake Fork Tackle pig claw, the big one. It was bulky and did not have a lot of action but it would catch fish.

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lack of action and buoyancy was the point i was trying to make for cold water. plastic moves more and has shapes that move crazy fast but is nowhere near as buoyant so it falls faster, great in warmer water when the bass are more active and a have a bigger strike zone. pork has less action and slows the fall yet keeps a big profile without increasing the fall rate. i did well with the pig claw too.

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When I ordered the pork recently it wasn’t for using as a jig trailer but don’t ask me why but having it on a Colorado blade Spinnerbait for night fishing was the way to go for me. While fishing mainly Fork all through the 90’s I realized that it helped me keep a slow retrieve and I really felt the bigger profile helped and bass definitely seemed to really hold on to the bait when they hit it. I always had a large pork on a #6 blade and the smaller pork on a #5 blade.
Brings back some great memories.


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