Missile Baits Ike's Mini Flip Jig
The Missile Baits Ike's Mini Flip Jig is an ultra-compact jig designed to be flipped and pitched into tight spaces where bass often wait to ambush their prey. Now wildly popular, Ike's Mini Flip Jig gained notoriety as Mike Iaconelli relied upon jig to catch the stingy bass in the Delaware River en route to his 2014 Elite Series victory on the tidal impoundment. Ike had long searched for a compact jig that could be placed into tight spaces, but didn't lack in the strength needed to haul fish back to the boat. After months of work with Missile Baits, Iaconelli finally perfected his flipping jig and proved just how effective it could be.
The Missile Baits Ike's Mini Flip Jig is built around a 4/0 VMC hook, this jig displays excellent balance that not only keeps it falling true, but also helps keep it in optimal position for hooksets - typically, jig will fall over if constant line tension is not applied, ultimately, that makes hooksets less effective. This jig, on the other hand, is always ready to strike when bass pick it up. The head shape is really different - it's kind of like a cobra and ball head mixed, but it's not really fair to say it's either. It offer the perfect shape to keep the jig head down in the water column when anglers impart a more active retrieve such as pumping or hopping the bait. The weedguard is very strong, but doesn't inhibit hookset. When you look at the photos above, you'll notice the line tie is slightly recesses into a groove in the head. This is ideal for keeping the line and hook in one plane as the angler applies pressure during a hookset.
We really like the skirts on the Missile Baits Ike's Mini Flip Jig, they are subtle and they flare out when even the slightest current passes over it. The colors are awesome, very lively and designed to match crawfish and bluegill of a more neutral color. A nice hook keeper collar section makes adding a trailer easy and will hold in place perfectly with just a dab of superglue. We like smaller trailers on the back of this compact jig - examples would be the Zoom Chunk or a Netbait Paca Chunk.
The Missile Baits Ike's Mini Flip Jig is currently available in the two sizes - 3/8oz and 1/2oz in six colors.