Part 1 of a 5 part series introducing the tips, technique, and gear required to effectively twitch jigs for salmon and steelhead. Twitching jigs for salmon and steelhead is no new technique to the angling world however, it is not yet considered mainstream.
As with any method of fishing comes practice but with little effort twitching jigs can arguably be one of the most effective methods to entice strikes from salmon and steelhead in this century. Twitching jigs is one of many tools we use when guiding with great success and feedback. Although jigs can be used under a float this series focuses on casting them.
Why Twitch Jigs?
Twitching Jigs is extremely effective for Coho, Pink, Chum, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead. It's also a very fun and active form of fishing. Expect aggressive hook-ups, you will know right away if your "on" as it will feel like you just hooked a moving truck! Plus tying your own jigs can be fun and very cost affective ($1-2 each) compared to chucking $10 spoons