Jig Maintenance for More Hook-Ups

Jig Maintenance for More Hook-Ups

There are a few things I like to do to my jigs before I even tie one on. You only need a pair of scissors for these modifications.These quick and easy hacks will help you catch more fish.


Trim the weedguard

Often weedguards on jigs are very long out of the package. While a longer weed guard helps avoiding snags, it also gives you less hook penetration on the hook-set. I like to trim my weedguards to where the end of the guard extends just a little past the point of the hook. I also try to trim the guards at a 45 degree angle. Leaving a small amount of weedguard over the point of the hook will still give you a jig that comes through brush.

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(Blake Russell photo)

Trim the skirt

In my opinion, jigs commonly have too long of a skirt right out of the package. Trimming the skirt down gives the jig a smaller profile, and also allows the trailer you select to stand out a little bit more. Remember, you're trying to emulate a crawfish when fishing one. I believe trimming the skirt down makes the jig look more realistic.

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(Blake Russell photo)

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