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What is the best gear ratio for swim jigs?

What is the best gear ratio for swim jigs?

Most standard casting reels will be suitable for fishing Swim Jigs. Reach for your favorite 100- to 200-size reel that sports a 7:1 or even a 6:1 gear ratio. This will give you the ability to speed up or slow down your retrieve with ease and adjust to the mood of the fish.

Can you flip a swim jig?

That’s where a swim jig’s versatility really shines. “Using braided line, I can flip the swim jig in the heart of the bush and swim it out,” Boyd says. “I can cover a lot of water and get right in their house.”

What is the best weight for a swim jig?

3/8 Ounce Swim Jig The extra weight allows me to keep the jig in the strike zone longer and fish it at a faster speed. I pull it out when I feel like one or the other subtle changes in retrieve or depth will make a difference.

What color swim jig should I use?

From south to north, as long as you’ve got at least a little stain to the water – a black and blue jig will get bit. Black and blue offers the ultimate in contrast, which gives bass a target any time the water’s got some stain.

Are swim jigs effective?

The swim jig excels in weedy cover, but is just as effective along wood or rocks. The simple approach is preferred by two-time Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year Greg Hackney. “I love fishing with swim jigs because they are so effective,” said Hackney. “The basic approach is to simply cast it out and wind it.

Who makes the best swim jig?

The best swim jig bass fishing trailer is a Keitech Swing impact fat with a little bit of Spike It added on the tip of the tail. The best swim jig bass fishing set up is a solid baitcasting rod and reel. Use a stout medium heavy 7 foot rod to get good casting distance. This type of rod will also give you some meat to hook up those bass in cover.

How to make jigs swim better?

“My basic rule of thumb for swimming a jig is the colder the water, the slower I swim the jig and the less trailer action I want. I have caught bass swimming an 1/8-ounce jig with a small plastic chunk trailer in 40-degree water. “On the other hand, the warmer the water, the more action bass usually want.

How to rig a swim jig?

How to rig a BJ’s Jig for swimming through the grass, with multiple fish catches. Filmed on different parts of the Potomac River.Find jigs @ F…

How to catch bigger bass on a swim jig?


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