Final thoughts


The goal for the majority of us in fishing is to make the most of our time on the water. Catch fish and have fun. For me, the best way to do that with a vibrating jig is braid. For others, it won’t be. For you, it might. It’s definitely something I think all anglers should at least try. If nothing else, it will reassure you that you have already found the right set up for you and your style of fishing. But you might find that it opens up whole new doors to where you can fish a bladed jig.

Remember, if you do try braid on a vibrating jig, it is very sensitive. You will feel every little thing you bump into and even things things that you don’t make direct contact with. I have felt a fish swipe a ChatterBait on braid before but not actually make contact with it and tossed right back in and caught it on the next cast. The sensitivity is second to none. But it will take a little getting used to at first and you’ll be prone to setting the hook on limbs and snatching the bait away from a fish on the initial pass.

But if you’re like me, you’ll find that braided line is the perfect accessory to a ChatterBait. For me, it increases the bait’s effective range, sensitivity, skipability, castability and overall effectiveness in heavy-cover situations. What I gain with braid vastly outweighs what I would give up by switching to fluoro. So there you have it, that’s why I fish a ChatterBait on braid and why I think you should give it a shot.