How To Keep Trailers From Sliding Down Bucktail Jigs (Easy Fix)


Do you use bucktail jigs with trailers?

This is a deadly combination if you’re targeting predator fish like redfish, black drum, flounder, and even snook in deeper water.

However, one common issue that most people have is after a few casts, their trailer will start to slide down the shank of the hook and not look natural anymore.

This is because the front of the trailer is getting worn out and loose on the hook.

Most people throw the trailer away at this point, opting to put a new one on, but there’s a simple way to keep your trailers in place, allowing you to get more life from them and save money.

Check out how to do that in this video.

Keeping Trailers In Place On Bucktails [VIDEO]

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If you want to keep your trailers in place on your bucktail jigs, just take a piece of rubber tubing, cut off a chunk, then cut the chunk into quarters, and put one quarter on the hook after your trailer.

By putting it snug up against the grub, it’s much more likely to stay in place on the hook.

Have any other tips for keeping trailers on your jig?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Lee Myers
3 years ago

Great video! Dumb question, but do you always use a trailer when fishing with a bucktail jig? Or are there certain situations you prefer to use a bucktail jig without the trailer?

Michael Bellet
3 years ago

How about a small piece of Fish Bite?….it would serve the same purpose and you get the added benefit of scent

Pat Ogletree
3 years ago

Nice tip! Never thought about that, it’s just like using trailer hooks on Spinnerbaits/Buzzbaits.

Caden Kaufman
3 years ago

The website update is great. Thank ya’ll so much. I am 13 so the help on the website is amazing!

Caden Kaufman
3 years ago

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