The jig is known for producing larger-than-average bites throughout the year. You can use it to replace a worm, creature bait, or small swimbait and instantly upsize your catch. The trouble is there are dozens of styles and hundreds of colors. Its enough to overwhelm even a seasoned angler! Matt’s goal with today’s video is to help you understand what each style is for but also to eliminate all the overlap between models. You can go through the entire year with a small handful of baits in a few key colors. 

When selecting jig color always start with natural tones. We typically only turn to dark or bright colors when water clarity is compromised (muddy) by rising water, wind, or algae blooms. Day in and day out a natural Green Pumpkin or Brown jig will catch bass across the country. Your rod selection is also a critical aspect of jig fishing. Finding a proper jig rod is very difficult but we did the ground work for you and will recommend some of our favorites. Below is a breakdown of the jigs, color, trailers, and gear we recommend. Each item includes a link direct to the product on Tackle Warehouse where you can see up close pictures, detailed descriptions, and color selection. 

The Jigs… 

-Dirty Jigs Finesse Football jig:

(Brown Craw, Canterbury Crunch, Supermatt Brown, Go To)

-Yamamoto 4″ Hula Grub:

(Green Pump/Black Flake, Cinnamon/Black and Purple Flake)

-Hula Grub Head- Owner Ultra Football:

–Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig:

(Brown Craw, Supermatt Brown, Go To)

-Dirty Jigs Pitchin Jig:

(Go To, Green Pumpkin Craw) **Magic Craw for Spring Bass**

-Dirty Jigs No-Jack Flippin Jig:

(Hematoma, Go To)

-California Swim Jig 1/2 oz:

(Crappie, Tactical Shad, Citrus Shad)

The Trailers… 

-Yamamoto Double Tail 5″ Grub:

(Cinnamon Black and Purple Flake, Green Pumpkin Purple and Copper Flake)

-Big Bite Baits 5″ Grub:

(Tilapia, Green Pumpkin)

-Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:

(Green Pumpkin Red, Delicious, Tramp Stamp) **Magic Craw Swirl For Spring Bass**

-Strike King Rage Craw:

(Blue Craw, Dirty Craw, TW Green Pumpkin)

-River2Sea D Walker 120:

(PB Red, Ice White, Shamrock Shad)

Matt’s Favorite Finesse Jig Rod… 

Rod- G Loomis GLX 844 MBR:

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG:

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Matt’s Favorite All-Around Jig Rod… 

Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist:

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 16 lb Sunline FC-100:

Matt’s Favorite Flippin’ Stick… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’11” Extra Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL HG:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Budget-Friendly Jig Rod… 

Rod- Shimano SLX 7’5″ Medium Heavy:

Reel- Shimano SLX 150:

Line- Sunline Assassin 15 lb Fluorocarbon:

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