Freshwater Shrimp Jig
Made with a tantalizing tail of glitter flash, combined with a body structure similar to a Wooly Bugger fly makes Gapen’s freshwater shrimp in a deadly fish enticer. All heads are nickel-plated and can be used in both freshwater and saltwater. Over 5 million of these jigs were sold the first 5 years they came out for panfish.
Because tiny shrimp are found all over the globe, their flash and size are a universal feeding shape to most every fish. The freshwater shrimp jig has the flash tinsel and fly combo that fish hone in on and strike. Grabbing their attention with the flash of light similar to the real thing as it catches rays, the freshwater fresh shrimp catches the focus of fish and gets strikes.
With the quality materials making up this fly jig, the freshwater shrimp jig flicks on the fall, flashes and parachutes into the eye line of now curious fish. The hair and structure form a slow-fall drop that brings strikes from crappie, trout, bass, perch, walleye, white bass and blue gills – any fish that ever ate eats the shrimps.
Crappie fisherman know how on-the-drop fishing is key to catching. A proper crappie jig features water-catching hair shoots and materials that offer a superb slow-drop. Crappie anglers can choose between the Freshwater Shrimp Crappie Jig with glitter tail or the 1/16 oz. and up Freshwater Shrimp Maribou Crappie Jig With Glitter tail for premium hair fly jig combination that few monster crappies resist.
Materials make the jig and make the presentation. Proven tie patterns with premium materials make jigs that hook lips because the jig performs in the water column. The sliver flash of the jig head as it pops from the twitch of your rod tip, back to the tinsel glitter tail put a flash in the water that locks the fish in. Flick your rod tip and then follow your jig down -visualizing the slow drop in your mind – follow that downward with your rod tip. Be ready to strike if you get slack line or feel a tap as the jig is suited for attacks “on-the-drop” as the jig slowly falls. You can also watch your line for any sign of slack – this is a fish strike or structure which you should be ready to raise the tip back up to set the hook or lift the jig.
Also essential in a jigging setup is a rod that will transmit the lightest tap back to the angler’s hand at the rod handle. High quality carbon wrap spinning rods send the line vibrations from the tip eye straight through to the handle and the angler’s fingers. Placing your trigger finger on the rod blank above the cork is a great way to add a little extra feel to sense the lightest strike tap. For great jigging rods with unsurpassed touch and sensitivity, try some of the Gapen Adventure Spinning rods to work your jig and feel light strikes before they get away.