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
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
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