What is it?
VMC’s Rugby Jig, a Mike Iaconelli approved jighead for soft plastics.
What does it do?
It’s a combination of a football head and shaky head. It’s available in lighter weights for a jighead that excels around rocks, or heavier weights to give a big worm a presentation that’s a little more unusual than the standard Texas rig.
How do I use it?
That’s your call. If you’re using a finesse worm, there’s likely a slow bite and you’re slowly dragging a lightweight jighead it along the bottom, perhaps hopping it every now and then. If you’ve threaded a big worm on it, you’re probably doing the same thing around deep-water structure.
What sets it apart?
Besides the obvious football head, the wide-gap hook’s point is offset, the eye is recessed and it’s made with VMC’s surgically sharp point. It’s available in eight weights from 1/16 ounce, which sports a 2/0 hook; to 3/4 ounce, which boasts a 5-0 hook. Black and green pumpkin head colors are available.
$5.19 per 3- or 4-pack.