Hey everyone out there, ICAST is underway. One of the new products we’re introducing is the new Missile Mini Swim. It’s the real deal, different from all the other swim jigs out there.
We’ll start off by talking a little about size. Most swim jigs are big, with a big profile. The Mini Swim is just the opposite. That idea came from our Mini Flip. It’s a smaller flipping and pitching jig and it’s made all the difference in the world when we need something smaller and less intrusive. The Mini Swim will do the same thing for swim jigs.
The design is fundamentally different, too. The head has a kind of banana shape to it. That doesn’t mean flat on the bottom. It means rounded from the back of the head on the bottom all the way up to the weed guard — behind the line tie. This gives it a subtle left to right rocking action. And you guys know that I’m all about subtle.
We designed the hook to be straight, in-line with the line tie. That works with the head design to create the subtle rocking, and it helps with hooksets, too. It’s a little bit smaller than you’d expect but it’s strong and penetrates perfectly. It’s a custom hook made especially for the Mini Swim by VMC, one of the best hook makers on the planet. You know it’s the best.
On top of all of that it has realistic looking gill plates molded into the head, and big eyes. The eyes are super important in clear water. For whatever reason — I haven’t been able to talk to a fish about it yet — big eyes make big bites in clear water.
The last two things I want to mention are the weed guard and the bait keeper. The weed guard is 30 strands, a lot more than most. And, it’s just stiff enough to do its job but soft enough not to interfere with your hookset. The bait keeper is basically a barb on the hook shaft. It’ll hold a trailer in place with no issues.
There are no issues matching the hatch with the Mini Swim, either. It comes in 10 colors and three sizes — 1/4-ounce, 3/8-ounce and 1/2 ounce.
Pick up a handful of them in different colors and sizes the next time you’re stocking up on tackle. They’ll come in handy when you want a swim jig that’s a little smaller with a more subtle look and feel.
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