The Smeltinator Jig with Jeff Gustafson

Tue, March 22, 2022

A best-seller at Omnia Fishing and the jighead that delivered Jeff "Gussy" Gustafson his first Bassmaster Elite Series title, the Smeltinator Jig is one of the best small swimbait and soft jerkshad jigheads on the market today. Available in a wide berth of weights and hook size configurations, it's easy to select the right jighead for the exact bait and situation you want to use it for. When rigging, Gussy likes to add a small dab of super glue to the bait collar of the jig, which will lock your favorite swimbait or damiki-rigging softbaits in place to last fish after fish. Armed with a Gamakatsu Model 604 Jig Hook, which is nearly a 2X-style hook, the Smeltinator allows for fishing with braided line and never worrying about the hook flexing out while fighting fish. The 90-degree eye allows better hookups and the best possible horizontal bait presentation while fishing vertically. Complete with hand-painted designs and realistic 3D eyes, everything is top-notch when it comes to the Smeltinator Jig.

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