I get asked a lot what swimbait jighead I use for most of my swimbaits. Truth is I use a variety as I’ve found different heads work better on different styles of swimbaits. But probably the one I use more than any other just because of its unassuming stature but solid hook is the BOSS Swimbait Jighead.
I’ve been using this swimbait head since it first came out. I use it on umbrella rig swimbaits and single swimbaits alike. I had some custom made in 3/4-ounce for fishing bigger baits out deep. But day in and day out, I use the 1/2-ounce size the most and probably the 3/8-ounce size the next most.
I shot a video on matching heads to swimbaits. One thing that makes the BOSS Swimbait head so versatile is that the head itself is small shaped to fit as a nose piece on a good swimbait. The other very important aspect of this unique design is the scooped chin on it. That angled upward chin, allows the swimbait to hit a rock or a stump and actually divert upward.
Do I get them hung occasionally? Sure. But not as much as a lot of other rounder or more narrow swimbait heads that have a sharp bottom that lends itself to the swimbait turning on its side and sticking the hook. For some reason also when this head does get lodged I can usually get over it and pop it off. I think that’s largely because of that chin shape. It’s the actual head stuck and not a rolled over hook stuck.
I don’t get too crazy with colors. I stick mostly with the shad colored heads in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2-ounce sizes. The hook is a very beefy Mustad hook that will not bend out, even when fished on braid.
A lot of my swimbait reviews you will notice this head on the bait. It just works. They come 4 to a pack for $5.99 and they stay sharp and snag free longer than many other options so I consider them to be a very good value. The double barb keeper really holds a swimbait on there well. Put a drop of super glue on there and the bait will literally tear apart before you have to adjust it.
BOSS makes a lot of great components for do-it-yourself lure builders, but this is probably one of my favorite designs they have developed to date.