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Jig trimming... #7151288 02/09/12 04:55 PM
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I am headed to Falcon on Monday for 4 days....and incidentally, I bought a few new jigs to take along. I figured since I bought these new additions....I would ask what kind of modifications you guys make to your jigs.

So what do you recommend trimming, taking off, etc...? and why?

Also, do most of you "nose hook" your trailers, or thread them on?


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Re: Jig trimming... [Re: Eland Slayer] #7151385 02/09/12 05:13 PM
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I always trim mime even with the bottom of the hook.... allows the trailer to do most of the work and will help on hooking up I think.....also I pull apart the weed guard spreading it out so its not so stiff..... Hope this helps



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Re: Jig trimming... [Re: Eland Slayer] #7151394 02/09/12 05:15 PM
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I always like a fully trimmed jig. If you trim your jig it will penetrate the bush much more efficiently.




Re: Jig trimming... [Re: Eland Slayer] #7151412 02/09/12 05:19 PM
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I guess it depends on the jig for me. I use Jo Baby jigs mostly lately and leave them as is besides fanning out the guard a little bit. Most custom jigs I've used seem to be pretty good as they're made. When they bite JoBaby jigs they get stuck pretty well and if a fish gets off it's usually because it got wrapped in a bush.


Re: Jig trimming... [Re: Eland Slayer] #7151416 02/09/12 05:20 PM
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RIGHT ON BARRETT!



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Re: Jig trimming... [Re: Barrett] #7151444 02/09/12 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: Barrett
I always like a fully trimmed jig. If you trim your jig it will penetrate the bush much more efficiently.



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Re: Jig trimming... [Re: Eland Slayer] #7151455 02/09/12 05:26 PM
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I only trim the weed guard, I usually cut half of them off. Better hook-ups.


Re: Jig trimming... [Re: Eland Slayer] #7151525 02/09/12 05:39 PM
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I usually will thin out the weedguard a little bit by pulling out a few strands and then fanning out the rest. I'll trim it 1/4" or so too just to make the hookups easier.

The skirt gets trimmed too in most cases, usually 1/2" or so.

I usually thread the trailer up on the hook as well. All these things put together help my hookup rate. A lot. It also helps with penetration into the 'ol bush. lol



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