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    Last fall a guy took me crappie fishing for the first time. Just used a small jig of some kind, don't remember it much. Now I just like to get 1 1/2" jigs and max 1/8th oz heads. Doesn't really seem to matter what color jig I use, they all seem to work with the single exception of chartreuse, never have caught the first crappie on that color and it my favorite color for bass! I don't know what those crummy looking one's with a bunch of little tails coming out are called but they do catch fish! Got a bunch of them yesterday on one that has a green head and white tail, if I was a fish I wouldn't try to eat that! have my bet luck with auger tail's, probably because I mostly use them! Love orange or pink as the girl friend calls them and have an almost clear black with silver sparkles that is just super. But then they do all seem to work except the chartreuse one's! Anybody else that has chartreuse work for them? Just doesn't seem to matter much on color or even shape for that matter. I see picture's on here of jig's guy's are using that the tail looks like a short stick on and they work. Other than auger tails, any of these thing's have a name?

    Something I noticed about the 1/8th jig is if I don't get a hit casting out fairly quick, reeling in doesn't seem to work well at all. Thinking the jig that heavy might be getting down to deep. Tried casting and dragging it back with a slip bobber set about 6' also, no luck. Probably needed more depth.

    Discovered a bad thing about my ultra light rods and using slip bobber's, don't work very well! The eyelet's on the tip of both ultra light's are a bit to small and the slip knot hangs up on them. Oh well, long as I don't need very deep I can deal with it. About all I can cast well with with the bobber hanging down is right at 6' with the short rod and about 7' with the longer one. I have two more spinning rods for small mouth here that I started with that work fine. But not as much fun as the ultra light's!

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    I have caught fish on Chartreuse. Some of my favorites are Chartreuse and black, and Chartreuse and bone white.
    I mostly use 1/32 oz jig heads and sometimes 1/16oz. I like the slower fall to stay in front of the fish just a little longer
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    Purple/ Chartreuse , Red /chartreuse and black/chartreuse are three of my top 6 . Gray ghost , Blue/white and pink /white are the others .
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    My 2 favorites color are gray ghost and chartreuse/white. Chartreuse is a great color for crappie!

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    Chartreuse is one of my favorites.


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    I fish stained water. Black and Chartreuse has been very good lately. I like a darker top with a light color underneath
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    I've went to a local resivoir here that has clarity from 1 to three feet on most days. The crappie hit Moglo chartreuse more than any other color...
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    I use purple/chartreuse about 95 % of the time . Works for me . Name:  71885609_10216460307234998_6528677725341745152_n.jpg
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    My go to is a 1/16oz Red flake and Chartreuse. I also like Silver flake and pearl, Blue flake and black, Blue flake and White, and Re flake and white.

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    As for you slip not problem. Your slip not should not touch your eyelet. Try leaving a little room between your 1st eyelet and slip not when casting. This should improve your casting

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