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Braided lines can be terrific for jig fishing


April 6, 2014
Walt Young ( , The Altoona Mirror

Last Tuesday, I enjoyed one of my favorite rites of spring as I hooked and landed 18 smallmouths from the Juniata River. Most of those fish averaged 14 to 16 inches, with the biggest on being a perfect 19-incher. My go-to lure for springtime smallmouths has been tube jigs on spinning tackle for more than 10 years now. For the past two seasons, however, I've been fishing my jigs on braided line, and the difference has been phenomenal.

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