The leadhead jig works. It's one of the most versatile, precise tools you will ever tie on your line. Fishing a leadhead is more of an approach or system than it is just another lure. It's a method of presentation that can be as simple or as complex as the angler wishes.
A Florida Wildlife Commission officer had just the opposite reaction when Pennington handed him his fishing license during a routine check later that day. It looked like a pretty bad one.
Indiana's fishing spots are few, and those few are pressured by boaters and low from thisty animals.
Ask a bass fisherman who cut his teeth on a clear water lake to name his go-to lure the one he turns to when he can't catch a fish on anything else — and the odds are he'll quietly say it's a leadhead jig teamed with some kind of plastic body.
Tim Horton launched his boat just below the dam on Alabama's Lake Wilson. He had just been crowned the 2000 B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, and we were headed out on a photo mission to catch a few smallmouth.
One of the great appeals of fly tying is that the craftsman can design and build a lure that fits a specific situation.