After months of planning and a few failed attempts I finally had the first ”Locking Jig” in my hand. It was time to get on the water and put all of my work to the test. Cast after cast the anticipation built and as I set the hook into that first smallmouth I felt the rush of adrenaline that drives us all to this sport. This is the moment I'd been waiting for and as I brought the fish closer to the boat I was finally able to see my idea come to life.
Having the right amount of "spring" in a weed guard is always a factor when choosing what jig to tie on, and this design lets you decide exactly what tension is best for your conditions. Setting the tension is simple and only takes a few seconds. Start by removing the spring following the diagram below. You can then adjust the amount of spring preload by either separating or compressing the sides of the weed guard.
The amount of strands in a jig skirt is another essential factor to consider. The higher the strand count the bigger and bulkier profile your bait will have underwater. Our Structure Jigs feature a full 50 strand skirt that that is perfect for dragging crawfish and other similar baits on the bottom.