The Trokar Swing Head is an affordably priced and high quality piece of terminal tackle that’s worth the money given its effective presentation and sharp hook for the swing head or Biffle Bug technique. Swing heads or wobble heads rose to popularity on a nationwide scale around 2010, when Tommy Biffle began catching fish using this technique across a wide variety of fisheries.
Since then, several versions of this free-swinging jighead terminal tackle offering have come to market, and it’s fair to say that the Trokar Swing Head ranks right up there with the best of them for the price. Let’s take a closer look.
The Basic Build
The basic idea behind the Swing Head is to combine a jighead with a hook, but allow for maximum movement at the same time. So Trokar created a hinge between the hook and the jighead using a small metal loop of wire that comes out of the jighead, goes through the eye of the hook and then re-enters the jighead.
The Football Head Design
The design of this jighead is very intentional, with its primary function to be drug along the bottom. Trokar capitalized on what we all already know, football shaped heads offer the most bottom contact and thus the most sensitivity. The football shaped head also creates resistance when reeled just above the bottom, causing the head to wobble and resulting in the soft plastic swinging to and fro as well.
The Hook & The Point
The hook style options that can be used in the build of a wobble head are pretty broad. Trokar chose an American made EWG (Extra Wide Gap) hook to go with the football head, one of the more versatile hook styles on the market. This is the perfect hook to pair with all the aforementioned soft plastics, as well as tubes, grubs, flukes and the list goes on. This hook is sharp and strong, with Trokars signature hook point design that offers great penetration without the need for a whole lot of power. This makes hooking fish in deep water on long casts nearly effortless.
Put a Soft Plastic On it
Until you put a soft plastic lure on it, you simply have a piece of terminal tackle in the Swing Head. When you put a bait on it is when this becomes a lure. You can fish a wide variety of baits on the back of the Swing Head, with creature style baits, craws, worms and swim baits being among some of the most popular.
We put the Jenko The Bird on it and two pair perfectly!
Painted Head, Sizes and Price Point
The Trokar Swing Head comes in two different color options: black and green pumpkin. And there are 6 sizes to choose from, ranging from 3/8- to 5/8- ounce with either a 3/0 or 4/0 EWG hook. At an MSRP of $5.99 for a four pack, the Trokar Swing Head is competitively priced, especially considering the quality.
If you’re in search for a bottom-dwelling technique that offers a wide range of applications, the Trokar Swing Head offers a very competitive option.