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Written By: Cal Kellogg, October 29, 2012
Let’s face it, bottom fishing bar jigs aren’t that sophisticated, but what sets a quality jig apart from a so so jig is the quality of finish, available color schemes and the quality of the hardware.
Last year I discovered a line of Jigs from the folks at American Maple/Ahi USA, dubbed the Assault Diamond Jig and they have quickly become some of the favorite jigs in my bottom fishing arsenal.
The jigs are available in weights ranging from 4 to 14 ounces, so you’ll be able to find the perfect size jig for any situation you encounter off the California coast. In terms of colors they offer all of my favorites such as straight silver, silver/blue, mackerel and glow white.
Some jigs look great out of the package, but when you start banging them off rocks the finish quickly flakes off. I haven’t found that to be the case with Assault Jigs. So far the finish on my jigs has held up well and I’ve caught plenty of fish on them including both rockfish and lingcod.
In terms of hardware the hooks are sharp and strong, the rings where the hooks attach are welded and a beefy crane swivel is included so you don’t have to worry about line twist.
If you’d like more information about these products or if you’d like to view the entire American Maple product line check them out on the web at http://www.americanmaple.com or give them a call at (866) 264-1562.
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