Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use my new jigs?
All Jigs MUST be used with a snap swivel in order to work correctly.
Please do not tie them direct to your line or they will just spin in a circle, not give you the correct action and cut your line.
How do I jig successfully?
Jigging is a personality and the way our customers pick our jigs seems to be the
same. They are so easy to use. So simple that our 3 daughters grew up fishing with them, so they work great for the young and old.
The process is simple. You tie a small snap swivel to your line. This allows the seasoned ice fisherman to change colors or sizes easily throughout the day. The swivel is also important as the solid stainless or brass designs will cut your line AND your jigs will not perform correctly if they can't move around like they were designed to.
Pick your favorite jig from your pocket box, snap it on to the swivel, let your line down to the desired depth and away you go.
We recommend starting at the bottom. For those new to this, your line will bend which shows your jig has hit bottom. Next reel your line up a few feet so the jig is not laying on the bottom. Next, you simply snap your wrist. This is where it gets personal and where experience shows. Don't let your jig hang there and don't go nuts
Jig and rest -Jig and rest
Some do a tapping motion -others snap hard between rests to get the attention of the school. Tease the fish by raising up your line and letting the jig do its job by allowing it to dart or dance back to the bottom. When the fish bite it will tug slightly on your jig ---just lift your jig and keep constant tension on the line when you reel them up!
We taught our kids to walk backwards - it ensures they don't get a bunch of slack in the line and the fish will just pop out of the hole.
If you lose one - just get your jig back down there and try again - remember - there are no delays having to re-bait your jig - just throw it back down into the school!
It's truly an art and so simple.
Just find your custom jigging style, your favorite jigs and between the pail of fish and the fun you're having - you will be an addict like the rest of us!
What size snap swivel do you recommend?
We recommend a size 14 - and color will not matter.
What are the most popular colors?
The top five colors are Premium Red, Salmon Egg Orange, Orange, Solid Chartreuse and Clear Chartreuse. As you get to be an expert, many find that having custom colors is a great way to add to your arsenal.
Because you do not need to ever use live bait, remember that your colors are your bait, so having more than one color to switch up to is important to a successful fishing trip!
We always say the favorite color = The color I used when I filled my first bucket!