Once the bottom is felt with the jig, the rod is quickly raised from the 10-o'clock to 1-o'clock position and then lowered to follow the jig back
down to feel the bite.
5 wire is then haywired from the eye of the jig back
to a small 3/0 trailer hook that is buried in the minnow's back.
Many syndicate members were on hand to welcome Jason Maguire and Bit Of A Jig back
to the winner's enclosure, and racing manager Mark Ball revealed that there is still a share available in the recruit from the Irish pointing ranks.
In Alberta, at least three other couples forms have been in practice: 1) a straight line form where couples jigged forwards in a straight line while holding hands, turned back (and changed hands) towards their starting place, and at the change they would turn to face each other for the fancy stepping; 2) another circular form where the couples instead of facing each other and stepping in place during the change would continue around the circle during their fancy stepping; and 3) an "S-shaped" form where couples would turn in different directions and then loop around so that they would jig back
towards their partner, stopping in place at the change while facing each other (see Quick 2008 for more details on these variations by region in Alberta).
From now until August the museum's Gallery 20 is likely to resemble a dance studio as visitors jig back
and forth, moving their heads from side to side to try out the variations on 3-D perspective.
On clean-bottom rivers, such as the Missouri, Macheledt prefers spot-locking with his Minn Kota Terrova 112, casting upstream and working the jig back
with a straightforward lift-pause-lift presentation, maintaining bottom contact throughout.
Put yourself on the outside of a rip and cast into it, bringing the jig back
with the flow of the water.
"Letting the current carry the jig back
to the fish is key to making it bite."
After landing another "Holy cow" slab, he would just pitch the jig back
out and proceed on his way without seeming to care precisely how far behind the boat his lure was traveling.