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    Posted 11 years ago

    finchave
    (18 items)

    Can anyone give me the name of this bait? Who made it and so on? Thanks

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    1. Fishrod, 11 years ago
      It's an airplane style jig most often used ice fishing for lake trout (mackinaws). They will weigh from 1/8oz up to 2oz. Many ice fishermen will tip them with a hunk of minnow and jig them. They will 'fly' in circle as they are dropped back down.
      They are made by a number of mfrs. This one looks like it could be a Northland Tackle Co., Bemidji, MN but the term 'airplane jig' is generic to this style jig. The color indicates a newer jig. Most in the past were white, silver, gold or plain lead.
      I've got a couple of rods that maybe you can help me with. Email me for details.
    2. sayer34, 10 years ago
      finchave: we use jigs very similar to this for jigging for Whitefish in Lake Huron-usually in more subdued colors.
    3. finchave finchave, 10 years ago
      Thanks babyboomerwil7 and BELLIN68.

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