How to Set Up Fishing Jigs

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How to Set Up Fishing Jigs
For effective jig fishing use a sliding bobber to present your jig in an enticing way to the fish. (fishing poles with floats image by captainflag from

Jigs can be used to fish for a variety of freshwater and saltwater fish. One of the most effective ways to fish jig setups is by rigging a sliding bobber above your jig. Most species of fish tend to look above them for food, so using a bobber to keep your jig above the fish is important. With a few simple fishing supplies you can easily rig up your fishing jig to successfully catch fish.

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Things you need

  • Slip bobber
  • Pre-tied stop knot and bead
  • Nail clippers
  • Two-way barrel swivel
  • Jig
  • Leader line

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  1. 1

    Thread your fishing line through the plastic tube that your pre-tied stop knot is tied on. Remove the tubing from beneath the stop knot toward the loose end of your main line. Discard the plastic tube. Pull both ends of the stop knot tight and trim down the loose ends with your nail clippers snugly against the knot.

  2. 2

    Slip your stop knot bead below the stop knot.

  3. 3

    Thread your sliding bobber on your line below the stop knot bead. Tie the main line below your bobber to the two-way barrel swivel.

  4. 4

    Measure 18 inches of leader line and cut it with your nail clippers. Tie one end of your leader line to the two-way barrel swivel and the other end to your jig. Adjust the depth of your jig by sliding the stop knot up and down on your main line.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure when you adjust your stop knot for your desired depth that you account for the jig sitting about 2 feet off the bottom so your jig is presented above the fish properly.

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