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QUICK GUIDE TO JIG FISHING JIGS

Jig fishing, just like lure fishing, is one of those topics where everyone seems to have a different opinion. That is not surprising with so many jigs available, so many fishing styles and so many Aussie fishos. Get some ideas to fishing the water column for with jigs in this Quick Guide to Jig Fishing Jigs.

BASIC JIG TYPES

Jigs can be simplified and categorised as three distinct types. There is the Football Head, Standard and the Swim Jig.

FOOTBALL JIG

The football head design allows for contact on the bottom. The head design is perfect for around rocks and works well from mid-range to deeper waters.

STANDARD JIG

Standard jigs are great for when you are making short casts. Standard jigs work very well in deeper water when you are looking to fish along the bottom.

SWIM JIG

Swim jigs have a pointed head, which is perfect for retrieving through grass and cover. Swim jigs work best while they are in motion in the middle of the water column.

TRAILERS

Trailers are excellent for adding a natural colour and giving your jig a natural action in the water.

Creature: These trailers have a larger profile than most and are designed to appeal to larger fish.

Craw: There are two styles of the craw trailer; the craw and the flapping craw. The craw doesn’t have much action while the flapping craw has wild and erratic flapping action.

Chunk: These trailers are designed to create a slow fall through the water. The tail flaps while descending through the water.

Double tail grub: The works well in cool and warm waters and constant move to create a natural action.

You can modify your jig by trimming the skirt and cutting back on the length of the weed guard.

 


Is there anything we have missed? Let us know and share with everyone else what is your favourite jig and why?

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Martin White
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Martin is huge on everything outdoors and is even bigger on driving and technology. He loves boats, new stuff and writing about it.