by Steve Miller
Typically most anglers fishing in strong current will use some sort of a three-way setup. Most of the time the weight will be a bell or pencil sinker. What I have been using a lot lately are heavy jigs for my dropper. Why not add a hook and catch more fish, plus by building your own, it’s not a problem to lose a few.
Do-It has a great variety of heavy jigs in all the popular styles. A couple of my go-to jigs are the Style H jig
and the large teardrop jig
The large teardrop jig
also has the benefit of the recessed eye sockets plus a spot for the WB400 keeper
. The 32746 Mustad
black that is recommended for this mold is incredibly sharp and very durable. I’ll add a paddle-style plastic to this jig, or sometimes just a big minnow.
A couple little things I’ve figured out over the years with heavy jigs is to not go super bright on the color. The Pro-Tec powder paint
in disco lime and disco orange are just right. I like the plastic or big minnow to stand out and get more bites on the business end for better hookups.
Also, when pouring large cavity molds, do some test runs before adding hooks and keepers just to make sure your lead is hot enough to make a nice smooth jig.