The trouble is, I don't follow a lot of the "rules" regarding how they should be fished. I'm a big fish, heavy line, stout hook kind of guy and it never made sense to me that it wouldn't work with a swim jig. Over the last few years I've been searching, experimenting, fine-tuning, and ultimately helping to develop a new genre of swim jigs known as the California swim jig.
The baits are available exclusively through Tackle Warehouse for the next 30 days and can be found via this link: Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig
If you've read my posts or watched my videos about swim jigs in the past what you've seen were the prototypes. You've probably even seen the jigs catching fish but didn't know that's what they were. Thanks to Curt Demerath of Dirty Jigs Tackle (the godfather of innovative jig design) the California-style swim jig is a reality. Curt and I put our minds together on this one and created a jig that swims unlike anything else and allows you to target fish that other jigs simply can't reach. Other companies will follow this trend (as they should) but make no mistake, you are witnessing the beginning of a whole new wave of swim jigs. In addition to an extra-heavy wire hook and custom weedless head design, the jigs come in a variety of swimbait-derived color schemes. You no longer have to settle for black/blue or matte white. You have colors like Tactical Trout, Light Hitch, Gizzard Shad, and many more to choose from. No matter where you are located in the world you can find a color to accurately match the baitfish in your local waters. The following video is approximately 7 minutes long and covers everything you need to know to get started. I discuss why the baits work, what sets them apart, and some of the unique approaches that make the jigs so fun.
I hope this jig impacts your fishing as tremendously as it has mine. When I first started to experiment with swimming big jigs I had no idea the caliber or quantity of big bass I would begin to catch. Its also important to understand that these baits are not enormous. While I've trophy-class bass on the swim jig I've also caught significant numbers of 1-2 lb fish and have found the baits to be equally capable at filling a limit. The baits have worked equally both day and night and have produced fish in every month of the year. Pick up a California Swim Jig today and see what all the fuss is about. I look forward to hearing the stories and seeing the photos in the weeks and months to come. Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig