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Hello Shipwrecker :)

Typically when jig fishing, a medium heavy to heavy action rod is needed to help pull the fish from heavy cover. If you are jig fishing in light cover or open water, you can get away with a medium action rod. A heavy abrasion resistant line is also need for pulling fish out of heavy cover. Many anglers use the superlines, such as Power Pro and other braids. A good copolymer, such as AN40, can work just as well though.

From my experiences the key to getting the fish from out of the heavy cover is to turn him around fast and then apply constant pressure until you can pry him free and pull him from the tangle. I wont claim that I land every fish that tangles me up in the cover but I do land a good percentage. Sometimes you cant help but losing one it seems.

I liken fishing a jig to fishing a texas rigged worm, however I tend to shake my jig in one spot before moving it more than I do a worm. It seems today that many anglers reach for plastics when adding a trailer to jigs. I say for each his own and I stick with my pork even in the dead of summer. People use all sorts of colored jigs but in my opinion, if it's not black and blue with a black pig, I wont throw it. ;) I also prefer living rubber skirts on my jigs as opposed to silicone. Call me stubborn I guess. hehe

I'm not sure what else you would like to know but I am sure the other bassholes will be more than happy to add to this and give their opinions as well. We have a wealth of knowledgeable anglers on this board thats for sure. :D

Tattered Thumbs n Bigguns, Jared
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