Bass Pro Shops Premium Jighead - Darter Head
I use these darter jigs for swim baits to catch walleyes and pike in ND, and MN. They have a longer shank then the owner jigs which I like for bigger swim baits. Used them last weekend to catch many walleye and pike. Good product.
June 8, 2011
Not the same as Owner Ultra Darter Jigs
I purchased these on the recommendation of an other reviewer who said these were identical to the Owner Ultra version, just cheaper. I can tell you that they're not the same.
I purchase the Owner Ultra version for the short shank, and lighter wire hook, which affords my plastics better range of motion, and thus, more lifelike presentation. These Bass Pro knock-offs may be similar to the casual angler, but not enough for me. The shank of the hook is 35% longer, and the hook is much heavier than the Owner version, which are both negatives where I fish.
I had to return these to the local Bass Pro Shops store and get the "right kind". Lesson learned.
April 18, 2011
Not what it used to be
The quality of hooks has gone done from last time purchased about 3 months ago. Also they are heavier than before. TAlking about the 3/8oz size.
January 7, 2015
according to the description, the 1/4 oz. ones come with a 4/0 hook but the hooks are exactly the same size as the 1/16, 1/8, and 3/16 oz. ones which are listed as 3/0. i have them all but i specifically bought a bunch of the 1/4 oz. ones because i wanted the larger hook. disappointing.
i really wish there wasn't so much "nose" in front of the hook eyelet...it's a real weed catcher. although—in fairness—this is no worse than the gammy and owner versions of darter heads.
finally, the barb collar is kind of weak. i find i have to add a drop of superglue to keep most of my plastics from sliding down the shaft. gamakatsu's full-width double collar design works much better.
September 22, 2008