4 Best Swim Jig Setup

Updated on: November 2020

Best Swim Jig Setup in 2020


Terminator Pro's Jig (Black Blue Purple, 1/4-Ounce)

Terminator Pro's Jig (Black Blue Purple, 1/4-Ounce)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Harmony Fishing Company Ned Rig Kit - Z-Man Finesse T.R.D. 8pk + Finesse Shroomz Jig Heads 5pk (Green Pumpkin) + How to Fish The Ned Rig Guide

Harmony Fishing Company Ned Rig Kit - Z-Man Finesse T.R.D. 8pk + Finesse Shroomz Jig Heads 5pk (Green Pumpkin) + How to Fish The Ned Rig Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Everything you need to learn to fish the Ned Rig
  • Includes 8 pack of Z-Man Finesse T.R.D. Soft Plastic Baits, 5 pack of Z-Man Finesse Shroomz Jig Heads (1/10oz), and the comprehensive "How To Fish The Ned Rig for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass" Guide by Harmony Fishing Company
  • The Ned Rig has proven to catch both high quality and high quantities of fish, even when other lures aren't triggering bites
  • "How To Fish The Ned Rig" includes information on how to work the bait, as well as where to most effectively fish it during different times of year

Harmony Fishing - Tungsten Flipping Jig 20 Piece Kit - 3/8oz Flipping Jigs, Skirts, Rattles, Bait Pegs, 6pk NetBait Paca Chunk Baits

Harmony Fishing - Tungsten Flipping Jig 20 Piece Kit - 3/8oz Flipping Jigs, Skirts, Rattles, Bait Pegs, 6pk NetBait Paca Chunk Baits
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • The Harmony Fishing 20pc Flipping Jig Kit includes: (2) Harmony 3/8oz Tungsten Flipping Jigs, (2) Slip-On Jig Rattles, (5) Bait Pegs, (4) Modular Jig Skirts, (6) NetBait Paca Chunk Soft Plastic Trailer Baits, (1) Harmony "How To Fish: Flipping Jigs" Guide
  • Everything you need to start fishing flipping jigs for largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass. The included guide even explains when, where, and how to fish the jigs during different times of year on your local lakes and ponds.
  • An ideal ideal starting point for those looking to get into bass fishing with jigs, as well as an excellent gift for the budding fisherman/woman.
  • Includes premium tackle components, the same that we supply to tournament and expert fishermen: Top of the line tungsten jigs, modular-skirt-system for quickly selecting your favorite jig color without needing to purchase several different color jigs, slip-on jig rattles to add sound for fishing stained/muddy water, and Bait Pegs to keep your trailer baits pegged in place on your hook and lasting longer.
  • If you're ready to start fishing Flipping Jigs for bass, pick up the Harmony Fishing 20 Piece Flipping Jig Kit today!

Fishing Vault Fully Rigged 5 Arms 8 Bladed Alabama Umbrella Rig Bass Lure W/Swim Baits and Jig Heads Included

Fishing Vault Fully Rigged 5 Arms 8 Bladed Alabama Umbrella Rig Bass Lure W/Swim Baits and Jig Heads Included
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • FULLY RIGGED, INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED. Alabama Rig Featuring 5 Arms, and 8 Willow Leaf Blades, 20cm long from tip of head to end of arms. Also Includes (5) 9cm long Swim Baits and (5) 7g Jig Head as shown in the picture
  • BASS CAN'T RESIST! Imitates a school of Shad Swimming. The color chosen for this bait is a natural Shad color. Grey, White, and Black colors are great for any time of the year and any type of water clarity
  • ADEQUATE SIZE. 20cm from tip of head to the end of the arms which allows you to spread out the arms enough to ensure that the swim baits are seperated enough to ensure the "schooling effect"
  • LOOKS LIKE A SCHOOL OF SHAD. 8 willow leaf blades really emphasizes the shad school effect by providing "flashing" under water. Gets bass attention from far distances.
  • CATCH MORE THAN 1 AT A TIME. Its not uncommon to catch more than 1 fish at a time on these. And they are great for species other than bass. Basically anything that eats shad wont pass this up.

Sighting Better During Open Water Swims

Solidifying your sighting technique during an open water swim can take precious seconds off your time. try using these three simple ideas to make yourself a better swimming triathlete.

These ever-changing conditions can challenge you both physically and mentally, and they do what every triathlete hopes to avoid: get you off course. Aside from a complete mental breakdown in the middle of the swim, nothing is more detrimental to your success than swimming in a zig-zag pattern all the way down what is intended to be a straight path.

With that in mind, remember that the goal is to swim as straight as possible, streamlining the distance covered and minimizing the time spent in the water. The swim taxes your upper body much more so than the other two events, and, if done inefficiently, it can steal vital energy from you that you'll need during the bike and the run.

So, to keep yourself headed in the right direction, make sure to practice sighting, the skill of finding a point in the distance and swimming to it. Although most people will swim in a large circle if left alone and without ever bothering to pick their heads up to see where they are going, most triathletes are knowledgeable of the need to sight yet they still make a few critical errors while doing so.

Poor sighting form causes the hips and legs to drop significantly, which, in turn, results in more drag as the body encounters additional water after falling from the streamlined position. It alters the best position for the hand and forearm during the pull phase, which decreases speed and efficiency while also adding to needless fatigue. Finally, it creates a more crossed over kick line, or, at worst, a complete pause in the kick, both of which throw off the fluency of the swim form.

To avoid these pitfalls and improve your swim time, try these three simple suggestions to make sighting in the open water smoother.

1. When sighting, change the beginning of your catch. Just after your hand enters the water, start the catch higher and pull the water back rather allowing any downward motion. Downward motion diminishes the body's forward propulsion and makes your efficiency decline dramatically.

2. Take quick glances. Full head and neck, and sometimes even upper shoulders, leaving the water seriously inhibits the body's ability to cut the water cleanly, and it disallows the arms to remain in a consistent rhythm. Only the smallest amount of head movement should be used.

3. Concentrate on your kick as you sight. Many triathletes will soften their kick as they look up, yet those on the more advanced levels remain consistent and strong with their legs and feet. The strong kick keeps the body moving through the water, as it allows for the hips to remain high. Keeping the body from the natural dip caused by raising the head, the kick keeps you as close to efficient as possible.

Sighting is a basic idea that, if done well, can shave precious seconds off your swim time and allow you to retain as much stored energy as possible for the remainder of the race. If done poorly, it will make you labor far too hard and force you to spend needless extra time in the water. Therefore, use the suggestions above in practice and training so that they become second nature when you hit the open water on race day.

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