Jigs are some of the most effective lures on the market and a jig isn’t complete without a good jig trailer. There are standard jig trailers that everyone seems to use. But, sometimes it’s nice to show the fish a little something different. Show them the right trailer and it could make all the difference in the world. We are going to identify three not so common jig trailers and what makes each one of them so effective.
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver
This is a flipping bait, not a jig trailer. We beg to differ. Throw this thing on the back of a big football head jig out on a ledge and hold on. It has a little less action than your typical jig trailer, and I think that is something pressured fish really like. I like to use the Sweet Beaver so much, I used to use it exclusively on my football jigs.
Big Bite 4” Brush Pig
Here is another soft plastic that you don’t really think of when jig trailer comes to mind. This is an awesome trailer on smaller finesse style jigs. I like to tear off the head, just below the “arms” and thread it up the shank of the jig hook. You are left with a small, non-intrusive trailer that is perfect for when conditions get tough. I really like the idea of showing the fish a little something different. The Big Bite 4″ Brush Pig has caught me plenty of big fish when the bite really slowed down. It still has some decent action to it, but the big deal here is how compact and subtle this trailer can be.
Jackall Cover Craw Jig Trailers
Sometimes, fall rate can make all of the difference when jig fishing. This can be altered in several difference ways: line size, jig weight, or even bulkiness of your trailer. This is where the Jackall Cover Craw comes into play. This bulky trailer really slows down the fall of your jig. In certain situations, this can be the ticket and get you a few more bites. Post frontal conditions are where the Cover Craw really shines. Suspended fish like a slow, gliding fall and that’s exactly what the Cover Craw will do for your jig.
Utilizing some not so common jig trailers can give the fish new looks and help you have more fun out on the water. It’s always enjoyable to do something a little different than the rest of the crowd, and to make people wonder “what’s that on the back of his jig?” Next time you want to take your jig fishing to the next level, try one of these trailers and you won’t be disappointed!