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Maximize Swim Jig Effectiveness With the Right Gear

Swimming a jig for bass is one of Bill Lowen’s favorite techniques. The tactic allows you to quickly cover water and can be fished through nearly every habitat type nationwide. Knowing what equipment to use will allow you to get the most out of the system – Bill breaks it down in detail here.

He starts by describing the right jig head style for sliding through cover such as grass and wood with minimal fouling, while also maintaining some lift in the water. You don’t want to struggle to maintain the jig off the bottom. He delivers guidance on jig trailer selection and 3 jig colors that’ll have you covered anywhere, anytime. Lastly, Bill stresses the importance of the right rod action, reel speed and line rating to efficiently put the swim jig to work with maximum action and casting accuracy while minimizing fatigue.