The wide variety of Jewel Jigs leaves some anglers scratching their heads when trying to decide which to purchase. Here's a quick summary of each jig's top features and their most effective uses.
Jewel Eakins Finesse Jig
Jewel's most popular model of jig.
Jewel J-Lock Flipping Jig
- Finesse style jig - small profile and ball head. Can be altered to fall quite slowly with the addition of a large plastic trailer.
- Can be skipped under docks - great for bass that suspend under the shade of docks.
- Light line applications - can be fished with light fluorocarbon line.
- Great for spotted bass - found fame in the Ozark region for dock fishing.
Jewel Eakins Flipping Jig
- Flipping Jig - Features a heavy hook, strong weedguard and large profile.
- Stout Hook - Should be used with heavier line such as braid.
- Textured Head - Vibrates and reflects light on fall. Moves a lot of water.
- Great for largemouth bass - Best flipped in largemouth waters around heavy cover.
Jewel Swim-It Jig
- Flipping Jig - Medium wire hook, light weedguard.
- Arkie Head - Small, hydrodynamic head for fishing around cover.
- Small Profile - The Eakins Flipping Jig is best used for finesse flipping. Spotted bass around wood, pole timber and docks.
- Flaired Skirt - The flaired skirt and collar offer a very subtle flaired action. The jig falls slowly.
- Great for spotted bass - Best used for flipping when targeting spotted bass. Offers a finesse flipping approach.
- Swim Jig - Possesses a thin, hydrodynamic head that can travel through sparse cover.
- Thinned Skirt - Designed for adding a trailer to create the appearance of swimming prey. Flairs out when twitched.
- Flat Head - The flat head distributes the weight equally resulting in a jig that is more inclined to swim than sink.
- Great for all species - Swimming a jig can catch all species of bass, but Largemouth tend to eat a swim-jig in shallow vegetation.