The Best New Technique for Summer 2018

I've heard a lot about the hair jig, but up until this summer I had never fished one.  I bought a handful of VMC's Dominator Marabou Jig and started fishing them about midsummer.  Ever since I put one on, I've been pounding fish.  

Most of the time I'm fishing deep water with them - anywhere between 25 and 40 fow.  As I'm learning this new technique, this is how I'm fishing the jig:  I cast it out, let it fall to the bottom, and then slowly twitch it back to the boat.  The bite often feels like a bluegill ticked it.  It's a very subtle bite - but the results have been impressive.  I've caught big smallmouth and largemouth on this little offering.

I purchased a Diawa Tatula Elite 7'6" spinning rod which is actually designed for this technique - this rod is super sweet.  Super sensitive and yet powerful to deal with big fish.  If you get a chance to try this, you won't regret it.  I know it's gonna work on walleyes back in Michigan as well.  If you already fish the hair jig, let me know what you've found to be successful!

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