VMC ice jigs ready to go
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The latest ice jigs from VMC® are ready to fish straight off the shelf and prepared to meet any fishing situation, says the company.
Tungsten Tubby Jig
Described as the ‘perfect’ panfish jig, it boasts a fast drop speed, allowing anglers to deliver their favourite baits to the strike zone faster.
“The advantage of tungsten is that it sinks faster than lead,” said VMC pro-staffer, Brad Hawthorne. “You will be blown away by how quickly they sink. It’s a noticeably faster option on the fall.”
The Tungsten Tubby Jig’s exclusive VMC Power Gap hook features a wider, round gap, greatly increasing hook-up percentage. “Aside from its falling speed, the most important feature is the Power Gap hook,” added Hawthorne.
“The hooks on most other tungsten jigs out there are really small – like fly hooks – and nearly impossible to rig plastics on them or the type of bait the fish want.”
And, thanks to the precision balance of its 90-degree hook eye, which ensures an optimal horizontal position of the jig, ice anglers can expect to convert more hits into solid hook sets and lose fewer fish.
Tungsten Tubby Jigs come two per pack and are available in three sizes: 1/64 oz (size 14), 1/32 oz (12) and 1/16 oz (10). They are available in two natural colours, Crappie Minnow and Mayfly, and six Ultra Glow patterns, Glow, Green Orange Glow, Orange Chartreuse Glow, Pink Chartreuse Glow, Glow Chartreuse and Glow Red.
The Ultra Glow plastics will stay lit for up to 15 minutes on a full charge.
Flap Tail Jig
Pre-rigged with a Trigger X® Tail Grub (also sold separately), it features a thin profile and beaver-like tail that creates a flapping action similar to a leech. Split the tail and it will mimic the swimming action of a wounded minnow.
“You get a lot of action with minimal effort when jigging the Flap Tail and Grub,” said Hawthorne.
Like all VMC ice jigs, it features a Power Gap design and 90-degree hook eye. It weighs 1/50 oz and has a size 8 hook. Colours: Natural – Crappie Minnow and Mayfly; Ultra Glow – Glow, Green Orange Glow, Orange Chartreuse Glow, Pink Chartreuse Glow, Glow Chartreuse and Red Glow.
Pre-rigged with a Trigger X Nymph soft bait (also sold separately), it resembles the small aquatic insects that fish feed on all year.
“It works really well as a primary panfish presentation and a finesse walleye offering,” said VMC pro-staffer Joel Nelson.
It weighs 1/50 oz and is armed with a size 8 hook. Colours: Natural – Crappie Minnow and Mayfly; Ultra Glow – Glow, Green Orange Glow, Orange Chartreuse Glow, Pink Chartreuse Glow, Chartreuse Glow and Glow Red.