The creators of some of the most legendary and innovative jigs on the water are back with a revolutionary new design for 2022. Introducing the Strike King Compact Tungsten Casting Jig.
“We built this tungsten casting jig to cast well in all situations and maintain a great rate of fall, yet with a finesse profile,” explains Strike King Pro Team member Mark Zona, who was instrumental in the development of this groundbreaking jig in the Strike King line-up. “These tungsten jig heads are 40% more dense than lead, so we get a heavier lure with a much smaller presentation. It’s the ideal jig to downsize for a slow, cold bite or when targeting pressured fish. This is what our tournament anglers have needed from Strike King.”
With the Compact Tungsten Casting Jig, Strike King solves a key problem for many tournament anglers. “Its often just so hard to get a finesse jig to where it needs to go,” offered Zona. “And it is hard to maintain contact with the bottom. In a tournament, you just don’t have time to deal with that. Strike King’s tungsten jig is the answer competitors are looking for.”
There is another key feature that cannot be overstated with tungsten. Strike King Pro and jig designer Jeff Sprague explains: “What is exceptional about the Strike King Tungsten Jig is just how sensitive it is, and how well anglers connect with the bottom and feel fish. This tungsten head helps me fish with the confidence that I am going to detect even those subtle, sluggish bites and pick up on any small change in the structure.”
The Compact Tungsten Casting Jig boasts a smaller diameter - yet stronger - hook that is designed to hold its integrity during powerful hooksets or when fighting fish in heavier cover, and the tournament-grade, hand-tied skirt emits a vibrant swimming movement that serious anglers have come to expect from Strike King. For a faster rate-of-fall, tournament pros trail the Strike King Compact Tungsten Casting Jig with the slender-profile Strike King Rage Craw or Baby Rage Craw, while a slower presentation and a more subtle decent calls for the wide-bodied Rage Bug as the trailer of choice. Regardless of the trailer, Strike King’s trailer keeper on the Compact Tungsten Casting Jig ensures soft plastics are kept firmly in place throughout bruising fights with fish in deep cover and hours upon hours of casting.
The Compact Tungsten Casting Jig is offered in 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4 oz models and is available in seven vibrant colors.