Come summer, largemouth bass make a habit of burying themselves in the grass. Bass sharpies know they’re in there, of course, but not everyone has the patience to work through waters where the stringy stalks wrap around hooks and jig heads on every cast. That’s why Daiwa and Ever Green International’s new Grass Ripper (GR) jig series is sure to be a hit.
Featuring a perfectly positioned eyelet at the front of the jig’s nose, and teardrop-shaped head that angles smoothly from eyelet to base, the Grass Ripper gently slithers and glides over grass instead of trying to power through it. Following this path of least resistance allows the jig to avoid catching grass and other vegetation around the eyelet while its robust weed guard protects the hook.
“Many jigs have the eyelet atop the jig head. Unfortunately, that positioning leads to the jig getting plugged-up as you force it through the grass,” explains Marc Mills, Daiwa’s Field Marketing Manager. “With the Grass Ripper, the jig head just slides up and over the grass to keep itself weedless more often than not. Try one on a grassy flat and you’ll notice the difference immediately. Fewer weeds on your jig equates to more strikes overall, and better odds of having a lunker take a swipe at your offering.”
Available in one-quarter-, three-eighth- and half-ounce sizes, the Grass Ripper comes in ten proven colors based on Z-Man and Ever Green’s already popular ChatterBait JackHammer series. Weed guards in black, brown or clear blend with the jig’s primary color pattern, while its high-quality heavy-gauge, 4/0 custom bait-holder hook is a nod to the serious big-bass potential here in North America.
Engineered to swim strait and not roll over, the Grass Ripper’s ability to come through grass nice and clean opens new avenues for anglers to explore. Whether looking to fill a limit, set a new personal best, or simply enjoy a day of solid bassin’ at your favorite honey hole, these jigs offer a serious edge. With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $7.49 to $8.49, they are nearly indestructible, affordable, and sure to help you pull more big bass from the subsurface lawns others avoid.