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What the... Finesse Jigs? : Damiki's TG Tungsten Micro Jig (continued)

Sink Rate: Once you get these jigs on target and in the water, you can expect them to sink at just under one foot per second. We tested the 3.0 gram version with 5lb test fluorocarbon in a swimming pool and counted it down to eight feet in depth at right around eight seconds. We'd expect the 2.0 and 2.5 gram versions to sink at a little lesser rate and if you use braid instead of fluorocarbon, we suspect that will effect the rate of fall for these tiny jigs as well.


Fished with a worm on the back and used more like a shakey head rig, we had success on the Delta.

Effectiveness: Where big baits tend to attract bigger fish, rest assured the opposite is true with small baits and doubly so with micro-baits like the TG Tungsten Jig. If your goal is to have some fun catching anything in the water, then it's tough to argue against these jigs, but if you're counting on a hefty stringer, unless conditions are really tough and there is a lot of fishing pressure on the water, these jigs might make it tough for you to fill the boat with a quality stringer. These are specialty lures and you have to understand their intention.


Effectiveness of baits like this is limited only to your imagination.

At the same time, you can stack the odds more in your favor by getting creative with your trailers. Fished like a shakey head or as a way of adding just a touch of weight to your worm, you can fish these jigs as a compliment to your plastic baits and present just a little bit different look to the fish. We managed a few fish using these jigs in that manner along the California Delta.


A little better size caught out on Clear Lake, CA.

Ratings:

Damiki TG Tungsten Micro Jig Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality There's not much to these jigs, but they're made well 8.5
Performance No problems with hookups but casting can be difficult if you're not prepared to throw something so small and light 8
Price Even micro-tungsten gets expensive 6
Features wire tied, skirt trimmed to half puff ball, half traditional jig 7.5
Design (Ergonomics) Nice little micro jig 7.5
Application If finesse is your game... 7.5

Total Score

7.5
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here

 

Pluses and Minuses:

Plus

Minus
+ Jig option for finesse applications - Takes a little getting used to throwing a jig of this light weight and compact size
+ Tungsten head for bit heavier weight in a compact size  
+ Wire tied skirt  

  

Conclusion: I've been fishing these jigs off and on for close to a year now using them with and without a trailer and as a compliment to my finesse worms. They're actually a very versatile little bait, but you have to be willing to step outside the box a little bit and use your imagination if you want to fish them unconventionally and realize their full potential. The only limiting factor here, really, is the line tie on these baits. Because their true intent is in finesse applications, their hook and resulting line tie are very thin wired and small. In other words, you can't get twenty pound test line through the line tie so most all applications you can think of still need to be centered around finesse presentations.


But these jigs might be most fun with those crazy spotted bass.

The added benefit with these micro-jigs over others is their heads are made of a tungsten resin so for a similar sized jig made of lead or other materials, these TG Tungsten-Micro Jigs from Damiki are going to be slightly heavier making them easier to cast for distance and accuracy. They're an intriguing little bait and if jigs are the type of bait that really get you excited, then you need to get a hold of some of these for your finesse fishing options.

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