Irresistible freestyle action starts as soon as it hits the water!
The Offshore Angler Freestyle Jigs are designed to have enticing action both on the drop and the retrieve while vertical jigging, prompting vicious strikes! Our flashy Freestyle Jigs are complete with lifelike hologram finish, oversized 3-D eyes, a stainless steel split ring that makes changing jigs easy, and double hooks by premium saltwater hooks.
Rated 4 out of 5 by hjharju Very Good Jigs
I've used these in Mexico to deep jig for Pacific red snapper, amberjack, barred pargo, and dog snapper. They work very well, but the paint doesn't hold up as well as I would have liked. On the other hand, I've used these off and on for about 10 years, so it's hard to say I didn't get my money's worth. I got rid of the old ones withpout paint and ordered some more this year, but a couple of other kinds to see whether paint on those held up better.
January 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by duke460 Fish catcher
Bought several sizes and a jigging rod. Went reef fishing in gulf. When fish were around great results. More fish than everyone else on th boat.
Lures caught fish but after. Few hard hits from Cobia eyes fell off and lures to beat up to use. Price was low enough to buy more
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ImAndyYourNot Looks Good Works,
item has couple of scratches and dents as if was used before I got it. But other than that it works like a charm. I got the 5 oz Blue Mack. Is there a way I can make sure the O Rings wont snap or break on me during a fight?
September 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by porcha works, but flawed
The jig will catch fish, as was evident after a few drops, but the hardware is inferior. The jig is connected via a single split ring to the hooks. This is not how a vertical jig should be set up. Offshore Angler needs to add a welded O ring for the hooks and mainline to attach to and a split ring should only hold the jig.
I lost my jigs to larger fish as they would pull the split ring apart during the fight. Bass Pro Shops was very helpful in replacing these jigs but they seriously need to examine this lack of a welded ring. All other high end jig manufacturers use it...
July 24, 2012
yes you are in a SPOT WITH GREAT FISHING SO YOU SHOULD USE A GREAT LURE. lET THE LURE GO TO THE BOTTOM AND THEN JUST KEEP MOVING THE ROD BOUNCING IT OFF THE BOTTOM THE LURE WILL DO THE REST OF THE WORK. hAVE FUN FIGHTING ALL THE FISH.
I purchased a few of these for the next trip out of glouscter. We will be fishing for mostly cod....My question is mostly presentation. Do you jig it hard or do you work it lightly? Also we will be fishing in 200 ft +....Do you let it down slowly and work it all the way down???
For cod, I would let it drop to the bottom and jig it near bottom unless you know there are fish higher up. On any given day, the fish may prefer a vigorous or a subtle jigging action. Vary the action until a pattern emerges.
I hook this jig from the tail and at least 50% of the times once it reaches bottom and I start retreiving the hooks tangle (hook) on the line making the jig swim horizontally and thus not working properly having to wind all the way back up with a heavy (drag) load. Any recommendations on how to hook and how to let this jig sink especially in deeper waters 80-120 ft?
We always hook them from the head, where the hooks attach, and do not have problems with tangles when dropping. We freespool with a light thumb on the spool while dropping to prevent slack and tangles. We don't wind them all the way up, only about 1/5 of the way to the surface, then drop them again, if we are fishing for bottom fish, but might jig all the way up if we are fishing for yellowfin tuna. We sweep the jig toward our right or left shoulder, reel rapidly to take up the slack, sweep up, reel again and so on, then drop once we've got the jig about 1/5-1/4 of the way up.
These jigs are designed to have hooks attached to the head, butterfly style. They will tangle less and also snag bottom less. Many if not most fish hit the head end most often, so I would suggest getting rid of the tail hook.
Hi fishing colombia, Tie it in the same ring the hooks are on between the two hooks if tandom. They will not tangle like this,the hooks will fall down the line and off as you work it upon the first two or three jerks. Capt. Brett
How are you rigging your jig. Are you using an oval solid ring which makes the asist hooks spread apart on both sides of the jig followed by a split ring for the jig. Usuall it is better to have the heavy part of the jig leadind the drop.
The jig should be tied to the same ring as the assist hooks are attached to. I use the 5 and 7 oz with 18" of 80# florcarbon leader and do not have the problem you describe although I've fished the lure to 300'. I do not let the lure hit the bottom.