Zig Jig Heavy Duty

Necessity is the mother of invention. In November of 2014, I received a call from a guide. He had been guiding a client of mine on Pyramid Lake in Nevada. They had caught several fish but my customer, John Cancilla, from California, had a couple of different big fish straighten the hook out on some of my regular White River Zig Jigs. John told the guide he should give me a call and see if I could build a jig with a better hook. The guide had just purchased a package of jig heads from a major sporting goods retailer and was complaining about the terrible hooks. I told him I would look into it.

Well, after a year, the time had come and the Zig Jig HD (Heavy Duty) is born. We used the same unique head design as on the regular jigs but we used a black nickel steelhead 2X strong hook in the HD version. These are without a doubt, the marabou jig with the strongest hook you can buy.

I had some prototypes done and met John in Reno, NV in April. We fished for 4 days to test the hooks to make sure they hold up under the pressure of those monster cutthroat that swim in Pyramid Lake. The results were great. Some of the pictures you see on this page were fish that either John or I caught on that trip.

Pyramid Lake is truly the “Land of the Giants” and home to the world’s largest Cutthroat Trout.

If you fish in lakes and rivers where you know that you’re going to hook big fish like trout, steelhead, smallmouth, walleye, largemouth or lake trout, you now have a weapon available to you that will allow you to not only hook those larger fish but to LAND them as well.

I have some customers that use my Zig Jigs in saltwater too. The new Zig Jig HD will be a great option for them too. We all know how hard those saltwater fish fight!