1oz Hard Head Leadhead Jig
SUPER VERSATILE JIGS - JIG, TROLL, HIGH SPEED SPIN
Every tackle box or bag should at least have a couple of these in the classic, all-white colour scheme.
- forged' Eagle Claw 5/0 or Mustad XXH UltraPoint hooks.
- streamlined profile.
- finished in premium hard wearing powder paint.
- tails hand bound, binding sealed for longevity with epoxy resin.
- bite triggering, hand painted enamel eyes.
- mylar tail strips.
- pelagics such as shark mackerel, various tuna feeding on small bait etc
- sweetened jigs (strip of bait added) for assorted demersal fish
Trolling – a good option for trolling at 6-8 knots when moving between spots or trying to match the hatch on pelagics such as feeding tuna. Don’t troll directly through schools of feeding fish, stick to the outskirts and ideally cross in front of whatever direction they are heading. If trolling more than one lure, keep trolling for 50 metres or so after you first hook up in an effort to elicit more strikes and load up more rods.
High Speed Spin – ideal for belting out from land based platforms and cranking back at high speed for shark mackerel, tuna, queenfish etc. You can search for fish in the water column by letting the jig sink for varying amounts of time before you start the retrieve. Keep varying the depth/sink time until you find the fish. Smaller sizes are ideal for high speed spinning from a boat if chasing fussy pelagics such as tuna feeding on small bait.
Bottom Fishing – a dynamite technique for all sorts of demersals, is to add a trailing sliver of fish flesh (skin on) to the hook of the jig. The secret is to have the bait trailing out the back of the skirt in a straight line. Drop to the bottom and work it quite subtly, if you don’t hook up, crank the jig back up at speed in a bid to entice a passing pelagic.
The saltwater Eagle Claw hooks used in these jigs are new, out of the box sharp, but they aren’t fishing sharp. Make sure you touch the hook point up with a sharpening stone before use (and during hectic fishing sessions).