Big, durable eyes


Personally, I’m not that into the big shiny eyes you see on a lot of baits; not that I’m against them either, mind you. It has just never been a big selling point for me, especially on swimbaits like this since I believe 90 percent of the bites come from the rear of the bait as a bass comes up behind it and overtakes it.

But that being said, if you are into eyes like this on a swimbait head, these are durable and don’t flake off in the first 15 casts like some other brands I’ve tried in the past. I was pleased to see that. And I don’t mean to completely discredit the effect holographic eyes like these can have. I’m sure in low-visibility situations when there’s a little stain to the water or a little cloud cover, there are times where the flash of these eyes will catch a fish’s attention. And getting those one or two extra bites can make all the difference in a day on the water. So I certainly don’t think they hurt anything.

Overall, this is a stout little jig head. It’s super sharp, has a good angle to the eye, a nice bend to the hook and a very effective corkscrew-style keeper. Available in five sizes ranging from 3/16-ounce to 1/2-ounce, there’s a head here for the majority of single swimmers on the market today. Coming in at $4.49 for a 3-pack, they’re not too expensive and this is certainly a jig head that will last for several trips. A good buy in my opinion, for sure.

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