Mark Davis ranks swinging jigheads among his favorite bass baits because of their extreme versatility. You can cast and wind them like a crankbait but they fish cleaner through cover and afford limitless experimentation by changing out plastics.
Davis shares his 2 favorite swinghead jig and plastic pairings but emphasizes the importance of matching your hook size to the chosen plastic. Smart jig designs like the one listed below allow for fast on the fly hook swaps without the inconvenience of retying. Mark’s final guidance — choose a hook that fits the lure instead of selecting a jighead that forces you to choose baits based on a fixed hook size.