Terminator Weedless Football Jigs - $2.99
Through extensive field testing, Terminator was able to design a unique head shape for their Football Jig that is more snag-proof than traditionally shaped football jigs. The head design also forces the hook to stand up at a 30-degree angle when pulled across the bottom, allowing trailers to move freely and helping to improve hook-ups. The Terminator Football Jig features a lighter-wire Mustad Ultra Point Hook for faster penetration in deep water applications. Terminator also incorporated a recessed line tie to further reduce snags. When a Carolina rig won't cut it and you want to cover deep water fast, tie on a Terminator Football Jig and learn why the pros use football jigs as their deep water go-to baits.
Comments: GREAT JIG! A football jig is my favorite technique for fish that are feeding on the bottom in deep water, and this jig has become one of my favorites. I fished a 3/4 ounce black, blue and purple for the first time a few weeks ago, and I was actually really surprised by it. Personally, I usually can't tell a difference between different brands or models of football jigs. Sure they may have different hooks or slightly different skirt colors, but they're generally all the same thing. This has been the exception for me. The head shape is really nice. It keeps from wedging into rocks really well. It also provides a lot of feel for the bottom. I also really like the EWG hook on this jig. I have no clue what Chris was talking about when he said he was getting poorer hookups, because I experienced the exact opposite. The hook was sharp out of the package and it has a fairly thin wire which really aided in hookups. I also noticed that all of the fish I caught were hooked in the top of the mouth which is EXACTLY where you want to hook them. The only downside, which is a minor one, is that the skirt is banded instead of tied, but I couldn't ask for a better jig for the price.
From: P-Bizzle: Chattanooga, TN 10/16/14
Comments: This is a quality jig. Bought it because I didn't have any football jigs in my arsenal. Haven't previously been big on jig fishing but the peanut butter jelly in the half ounce has changed my mind. I've had 2 fish break them off my line, so I stocked back up and now fish braid instead of mono. Love the EWG hook, makes me feel a lot better about hook-sets. Let them take it and then cross their eyes and hold on!
From: Justin: Bowling Green, KY 10/3/14
Comments: bought multiple jigs in 1/2 oz size and I'm not liking then that much. They do get bit, but the hookup ratio for me isn't really where it should be. I also don't like trailer keeper. The wire is curled down so it scrapes and hangs up on grass. The skirt is typical silicone but has nice glitter. Paint is surprisingly durable and looks killer! I'd probably rate the jig a 6.5/10. I love the price, but I'll keep looking for a go to fb jig.
From: Chris: ME 8/25/14