Vike Round Jig Head
Vike Round Jig Heads are great for targeting those more cunning fish. Their light weights & compact size-to-weight ratios, gained from using tungsten, combined with fine wire super sharp hooks, make them very effective across a range of species.
Whether you are power fishing them with a swim bait, jerk-baiting them with a shad, or finessing them, there is a Tungsten Round Jig Head just right for the job.
Weights should be selected according to the depth of water, wind, current and the size and shape of the soft plastic. As a general guide, 1/8 to 1/6oz jig-heads are ideal for prospecting shallow ground. Moving into say 10 to 20m of water, 1/4 to 3/8oz weighted jig-heads should get a plastic down deep enough in most conditions. As far as hook sizes are concerned, there are some larger hook size options for the 1/16oz weight than usually available. Using hook sizes in the 1/0 to 3/0 sizes is usually about right, depending on the pattern and the size of the soft plastic.
There are numerous advantages to tungsten -
Because tungsten is a very hard material, it is extremely sensitive and can actually help you "feel" what the bottom is made of and what your bait is bumping into, such as rocks, brush, mud, etc and hang-ups will occur far less with a tungsten jig head or sinker than with a similar lead product because of its smaller size.
A dull nickel finish helps avoid “sinker bites” when the fish bites your sinker instead of your bait.
Tungsten is a good alternative to lead fishing sinkers for another reason as well; it’s a non-toxic metal that is less harmful to fish, wildlife, lake and river ecosystems. Lead is known to cause lead poisoning and enters the environment as a result of the inevitable occasional loss of fishing sinkers during routine fishing. Lead sinker bans in other countries have motivated the use of various other materials in sinkers.
It's like changing the standards with Fluoro, you swallow hard but once you feel the advantages with most weighted applications it's hard to go back to Mono. ....upgrading from Lead to Tungsten will mean a new game and you will struggle going back to your old ways...technology advances every day and so should we...