Uncle Josh replacement bait trailers

Uncle Josh Pork Rind replaced by Fat Cow Jig Strips

Uncle Josh pork rind and the new Fat Cow Fishing Jig Strips are extremely versatile right out of the jar. These trailers are often used to tip the end of a jig or add straight to a hook for extra action. Aside from tipping a buck tail jig, there are many ways to fish these types of durable bait trailers. Some fisherman prefer to attach them to their umbrella rigs and trolling tubes to create an irresistible presentation. Below are a few examples of how you can use durable bait strips for different fishing applications.

Uncle Josh Pork Rind Replacement, Eel Tail by Fat Cow Fishing
5″ Split Tail Jig Strips


With the release of the Eel Tail Jig Strip, fisherman are attaching two strips to a single hook to get a two-tone look with maximum action. Additionally, if you put the two strips on in opposite directions, it will look like kicking legs through the water.

Uncle Josh Pork Rind Replacement, Eel Tail by Fat Cow Fishing
Eel Tail Jig Strips


Another option is to use a stinger hook setup and rig your lure much like you would an eel, bait fish, or rubber shad. You can crimp a piece of wire so you have a loop on one end to slide over your hook and crimp a second hook on the other end to help increase your chances of hooking up while reducing short strikes. Though very effective, this method can be very damaging to the fish and is not recommended for catch and release.

Uncle Josh Pork Rind Replacement, Eel Tail by Fat Cow Fishing
Rigged Eel Tail Stinger Hook


There are also different ways you can attach strip baits to your hook.  You can alter them with a scissor or you can shorten them by folding over the top part of strip and putting the hook. This method can provide added strength and help avoid the unlikely chance that your strip gets pulled off.

Eel Tail Jig Strips modified
Eel Tail Jig Strips by Fat Cow Fishing


Depending on the fishing application, it may be a good idea to alter your trailers. You can cut your strips to decrease the length, width, or add more splits. The 4” Fork Tail can easily be cut up the middle to make for a smaller split tail. If toothy fish are present, cut down the length to create a more compact profile-your strips will last even longer and your hook up rate will increase.

Fork Tail by Fat Cow Fishing modified
Fork Tail Jig Strips and Spro Bucktail

Try cutting an eel tail to tip a spoon and create an enticing presentation.

Eel Tail Jig Strips modified
Epoxy Minnow and Eel Tail Jig Strip by Fat Cow Fishing


When you’re fishing light tackle,  add a thin trailer to your jig by using a half piece of the Split Tail 5”.  This will give you a nice slim profile.

5" Split Tail Jig Strips Modified
Split Tail Jig Strips Modified

As you can see, Fat Cow Jig Strips like the Uncle Josh pork rind offer endless rigging possibilities.
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