Gear Review: Berkley Snap Jig

What is it?

Berkley Snap Jig

What sets it apart?

Sometimes you want to vertically jig that deep cover; other times you want to cast and retrieve a bait with an enticingly erratic presentation that turns lookers into biters. Berkley has come up with a jig design that lets you do both. The angled head includes a 90-degree line tie for that up-and-down stuff, along with a lower extension sprouting downward sloping glide fins that give this bait a fish-tempting glide.

How do I use it?

For jigging, let the Snap Jig fall on a semi-slack line, snap it upward and let it fall with a meandering glide. Casting presentations work well across points, along deep docks and through the open water. Pair the Snap Jig with your favorite plastic and the extended bait keeper holds it in place during the heaviest of use. Berkley also added a secondary eye at the end of those fins so you can add a stinger hook or a spinner blade.

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Angler’s insight:

I like this jig for everything from deep trees, to brush piles, to dock stalls on highland reservoirs. Erratic action when snapped on a slack line, plus the ability to control the fall rate of soft plastics broadens the repertoire. Kill a soft plastic on a standard jig head, and it pretty much falls to the bottom. But this deal not only enlivens your plastics during the retrieve, it also gives them more dash and dazzle on the descent.