Twitching Jigs For Coho Salmon

Brandonkop

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While Coho Salmon Fishing on rivers is relatively new to me, I have taken a liking to twitching hand tied marabou jigs for Coho. I owe a lot of my river fishing knowledge to discussion, tips, tales and tactics directly from, Rodney Hsu "Fishing with Rod." His videos really do help anyone along their fishing journey from novice to experienced. When it comes to "Twitching Jigs" though this video should really help you get started if you have been struggling with your first hook up. I think after a few more outings with the Jig you may even be able to find a How to Twitch Video going up on Rod's Channel... lets say as early as next season, haha! When I found out that Coho would take lures and saw people catch coho on Jigs I felt this was right up my line of experience. I grew up fishing the prairies for walleye on lakes and slower rivers. Jigging was one of the prime tactics employed to catch the marbled eyed critters. Since walleye tend to live near the bottom on drop offs, points and underwater structure the use of a lead jig to cover structure was prime. I had been hopping jigs for years. So when I saw guys twitching for salmon I kind of was in disbelief that this would actually work. Then one day I found myself on the river bank and actually watched as salmon darted out after a jig from a log jam. I knew right then and there I was onto something that I was all too familiar with. These coho were in trouble. If you want to see that older video I'll post below. Soon I was snagging jigs and losing more than I really wanted to purchase. So I got into tying my own. After tying a bunch on sub quality hooks I have realized I just wasted a lot of time and materials cheaping out on the business end of twitching. So if you want to tie your own jigs trust me that you want to get something worthy of your time and effort on the bench. I am HIGHLY IMPRESSED with the JIG GEEK JIGS that I was using in this video. These things have super durable paint, a super sharp, sturdy sickle style hook. It is a great size for hooking up and staying pinned through the coho acrobatics and death rolls they use to pop hooks loose. I was using the 3/8 ounce jigs that I tied with my own paterns shown at the end of the video.

I hope you enjoy the video. I'll post another link to the old video in the next reply.
 
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jiggermyster

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Good stuff!
We'll have to see if we can make this work when we're up at POW island next summer.

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Brandonkop

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