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    I just finished a book about Jig Fishing (Jig Fishing for Steelhead & Salmon by Dave Vedder) and was wondering how many people Jig Fish and what they think about it. It sounds like a pretty effective method but i do not know anyone personally that do it. BTW im Reffering to fresh water.
    Also it seems like its mainly geared for Stealhead and Salmon; Does anyone know if it effective on Cutthroat?

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    I get a few cutts fishing for steelhead with jigs. I'm a jig fishing slut for steelhead.

    First Cast Jigs are the only jigs I fish.


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    Jigs are my favorite method when it comes to steelies. Ive caught two steelies over twenty lbs in my life. Both of them were on nightmare 1/8oz jigs. I never fished them for kings or silvers but they did work well for chums.

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    Not nearly as often as I should. I'm going to make it a point to throw jigs more often for salmon this year.

    I used to tear up cutthroats in Wyoming with small jigs.
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    I love steelhead fishing with jigs under a float or bounced on the bottom. I haven't targetted kings with jigs but have caught 2 fall chinook and 1 springer on them while steelhead fishing.
    First Cast jigs or as they are now called, First Bite jigs are my favorite.

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    Mark at First Bite just came out with some killer Salmon Shrimptail jigs. I caught a surprise Spring Chinook on a nightmare pattern last Spring in Oregon. I bonked my biggest Steelhead ever on a nightmare jig. If you are proficient in their use, almost nothing beats them. Its especially fun fight, as the hook usually penetrates up into the nose of the fish, making them kinda angry...



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    That is an amazingly large hatchery fish, holy cow!
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Is it effective to fish jigs with a fly rod under an indicator, or is it mainly a gear/centerpin technique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    That is an amazingly large hatchery fish, holy cow!
    If you think that Hatchery Summer is big, check out these winters.




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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinsDriftboat View Post
    Mark at First Bite just came out with some killer Salmon Shrimptail jigs. I caught a surprise Spring Chinook on a nightmare pattern last Spring in Oregon. I bonked my biggest Steelhead ever on a nightmare jig. If you are proficient in their use, almost nothing beats them. Its especially fun fight, as the hook usually penetrates up into the nose of the fish, making them kinda angry...


    Sure looks like a "B" run buck out of the Clearwater to me....Warms the cockles of my soul

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    Jigs don't work at all!! Don't use them!!!
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    I like to find out first hand. Just bought some jigs that I am going to try with my fly rod while fishing in the SE next week.

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    Jigs are best used with floating line, so fly rods work OK. I think spinning reels work best, as its good to let the line out fast for a long drag free drift.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodman6437 View Post
    Is it effective to fish jigs with a fly rod under an indicator, or is it mainly a gear/centerpin technique?

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