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BBarley

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Twitching Jigs - Line Ratings
« on: September 15, 2018, 11:57:39 AM »

Just curious if anyone here has any insight on twitching jigs for coho down here and how important line choice is. Fishing up north for them I seldom go below 12lb leader considering how aggressive a lot of strikes are and the beating they can take hitting bottom. Wondering if that holds true for these southern cousins as well?

Thinking of going 30lb braid-12lb clear mono. Also, does anyone use the ultra tiny micro jigs with the grub tail? They are a bit too small to cast and twitch but wondering about using them under a cleardrift weighted with some splitshot.....
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clarki

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Re: Twitching Jigs - Line Ratings
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 03:32:33 PM »

Thinking of going 30lb braid-12lb clear mono. Also, does anyone use the ultra tiny micro jigs with the grub tail? They are a bit too small to cast and twitch but wondering about using them under a cleardrift weighted with some splitshot.....
Never tried jigs that light under a float. Since I got into jig fishing a few years ago I have left my drift rod at home and strictly twitch with my spinning rod. The lightest jig I twitch is a 1/4 oz. But I'd be interested to learn if other anglers drift fish micro jigs
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Re: Twitching Jigs - Line Ratings
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 07:25:38 PM »

Do you twitch in runs as well or are you always able to find pools?
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BBarley

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Re: Twitching Jigs - Line Ratings
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 08:40:21 PM »

Do you twitch in runs as well or are you always able to find pools?

I prefer slower moving water but will twitch in runs with a quasi sidedrift with very small twitches just to keep it above the rocks. Can be a hindrance at times if the bottom is snaggy or there are lots of staged fish, those times I prefer to short float up above the staged fish and target the aggressive chromers. Definitely prefer twitching to floating jigs though if given the choice.
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Re: Twitching Jigs - Line Ratings
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 09:18:50 PM »

20lb braid on all my spinning reels, except the 1000 I use 10lb braid.
Never tried jigs under 1/4 mostly 3/8 for twitching.

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Re: Twitching Jigs - Line Ratings
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2018, 04:46:41 PM »

30/15 combo and use the orange label seagur when the water is very clear, although its probably not needed, considering the fish are being distracted my this crazy manic writhing thing.  I use 1/4, 5/8 and 3/8 95% of the time.  Very occasionally use 1/8 and 1/2 oz.

I have used 1/8 and 10 lbs in ultra clear, slow and shallow water (approximately 3 feet deep) for pinks or coho.  I needed the lower weight and a jig tied with double double rabbit fur to slow the sink rate so that I could keep it in the 1-2 foot zone off the bottom, without a ridiculous twitch frequency.
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