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I've been fishing jigs for awhile and heard a lot of different things about trailers. I've read that plastics are best during warm water conditions and that pork is best during cold water. On the other hand, people I've talked to swear by plastics any time. I prefer using pork trailers on my jigs. Is there one type of trailer that has a huge advantage over the other, or is it just a personal preference? I've always seemed to have better luck on pork trailers.
 

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used to be that way, pork winter, plastic warm weather...but with the innovations in plastic you can use them year round now.......but some folks still swear by pork only.
 

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After using a number of different trailers over the years I have found 2 that I like and I can tell you I narrowed it down to using only 1 brand. Look for Softbaitmaker on this board, his trailers are the absolute best in any water temp because of how soft and the bouancy of his baits has to seen to be believed. Pork for years outperformed plastic in cold water because it remained supple were as plastic becomes a little on the stiff side, but todays plastics work well in just about any temp. The only trailer I found to elicit strikes and have the fish hold slightly longer was the Yum chunk but after tring Softbaitmakers trailers I won't use any others. The chunks are fantastic but I really fell in love with the mini craw chunk, that got me strikes like nobodies business and you really had to watch how long you waited to set the hook because the bass were trying to swallow it!! If you use finesse jig you can get the 2" micros, it makes a 1/8oz jig fall super slow and it actually keeps the jig standing up, whatever you get you won't be sorry!
 

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I was looking around on his site last night, but I didn't realize his plastics were so much softer. There's a few things on there I think I'm going to invest in, and now trailers are added.




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I can vouch for Softy also!! his plastics are super soft and as other have stated, They Float!! I have never really used pork trailers, so I can't be a good judge on that. I have always used plastics and have had good success.
 
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im not convinced any one is better than another its all about confidence in what your throwing, if you like pork chunks thrown em, if you like plastic throw them its what you prefer. whatever you do dont limit yourself to just crawfish and things like the zoom chunks, you can have great success with different types of plastics as a jig trailer. tubes work well as does a baby brush hog. play around one day this spring and find what you like and dont like. hope this helps you some.
 

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I like to use the net bait paca chunks in various sizes as a jig trailer and seem to have good success. I have not tried any of softys though.
 

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i guess its more or less a personal preference. i like to fish with what i have the most confidence in. its like worm fishing on Douglas, over the last 10 years i have had one go to bait and i still use it today. i just have a certain felling that i am going to catch a big fish on the next cast.
Momma might have 2 confidence baits she can go to this Summer..........
 
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