Bassdozer's Custom Stand Up Jig
by Russ Bassdozer
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Bassdozer's Custom Stand Up Jig
1/4 oz (4/0) Stand Up Jig ~ Black ~ Qty: 4 per pack
3/8 oz (5/0) Stand Up Jig ~ Black ~ Qty: 4 per pack
1/2 oz (5/0) Stand Up Jig ~ Black ~ Qty: 4 per pack
1/4 oz (4/0) Stand Up Jig Head ~ Green Pumpkin ~ Qty: 4 per pack
3/8 oz (5/0) Stand Up Jig Head ~ Green Pumpkin ~ Qty: 4 per pack
1/2 oz (5/0) Stand Up Jig Head ~ Green Pumpkin ~ Qty: 4 per pack
1/4 oz (4/0) Stand Up Jig Head ~ Chrome ~ Qty: 4 per pack
3/8 oz (5/0) Stand Up Jig Head ~ Chrome ~ Qty: 4 per pack
1/2 oz (5/0) Stand Up Jig Head ~ Chrome ~ Qty: 4 per pack
Bassdozer's Stand Up jig is one of the most weedless and
snagless jigs - with an exposed hook - on the market.
Four reasons why this jig is so weedless and snagless are:
- The nose is narrow and pointed whereas the foot incrementally
widens like a wedge. So coming through weeds, the nose slips in
between and then the foot parts open what the nose just went
through, allowing the nose to slip further, almost like driving a
wedge that parts grass letting the jig pass through grass better
than other jig shapes. In snags, it's just the opposite. The nose
may start to slip into a narrow snag or vee fork of a brush limb,
but the foot is too wide to wedge in deeper. So the jig will
either fall out or you can shake it out of a snag since the wide
foot helps prevent the head from getting wedged in all the way,
unlike other types of more streamlined jig shapes that will wedge
into cracks all the way.
- The hook shank and bend is angled upward when the jig stands
on bottom, and the hook point is angled downward. So the hook is
not pointed straight ahead directly into a snag or weed. The hook
is elevated more than other jig shapes, and the point is angled
downward so it may glance off as opposed to being driven directly
into snags or weeds.
- It stands up more often than most any other jig shape. Most
jigs incur a high percentage of snags when they fall over on
their sides. This Stand Up Jig jig resists falling over. I've
studied this, and have found it hard to envision a jig getting
stuck when it stands straight up. Problem is, most jig heads on
the market today, they fall over on their side far too often, and
the probability they'll snag at that point goes sky high.
Bassdozer's jig resists falling over.
- Another key to reducing snags with Bassdozer's jig is the
foot is dropped down longer and lower - the wide bottom edge of
the foot is the part that ticks the bottom or weed tops on the
retrieve. The bottom edge of the foot is designed to be as far a
distance as possible from the hook point as well as a far
distance lower than the jig nose. So lengthening the foot lets
the wide bottom edge of the foot tick the bottom or the weed
tops. Meanwhile, the hook point and jig nose both are held higher
above the point of contact. So the hook and jig nose are
effectively raised barely above many low-lying snags that other
jig shapes drag the hook or rub their nose right through.
Those are four reasons why this is one of the most weedless
and snagless jigs with an exposed hook. You can look at the
photos (above) of how the jigs stand up, and visually confirm
some of these these features for yourself.
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Other features of Bassdozer's Stand Up Jig include:
- The premium Mustad Ultra Point hook
is ultra sharp. This is one of Mustad's best jig hook models. It
has a medium strength wire hook - not a heavy flipping jig hook.
It has a medium strength wire that's perfect for making solid
hooksets and landing big bass with medium to medium/heavy tackle.
Say anything from 8 to 12 lb test mono or fluoro (or 10-15 lb
braid) on medium to medium/heavy spinning or baitcasting rods.
This Mustad UltraPoint hook penetrates easily on gear in that
range, and it has ample strength to land big fish played properly
on such gear.
- The triple cone cut keeper collar
is a significant advantage. It is quite difficult for a fish to
ever pull a soft plastic bait down off the triple cone cut keeper
collar. It holds baits better than most any other type of keeper
collar or wire hook - even better, easier and safer than super
glue! There are three cone cut keeper collars with a full 360
degrees of gripping power each (a total of 1,080 degrees of grip
strength). Do the math. A spike or barb type keeper has at most
15 degrees of grip and a wire hook type keeper has very little
grip, whereas Bassdozer's has 1,080 degrees of grip. It's obvious
Bassdozer's jig will hold soft baits much more securely - and
it's so very easy to use! What a great approach to keeping soft
baits in place!
- Another key feature of Bassdozer's Stand Up jig is the
bottom is flat, but not straight, it's rounded. Most
other stand up jigs out there are flat and straight on bottom,
and that's like having an auto with square-sided wheels. You
really won't get far. The bottom of Bassdozer's jig is semi-flat
so it stands up, but also rounded. Like a wheel, there is only a
very small section of the ground that a wheel or Bassdozer's jig
is treading on at any given moment. So Bassdozer's jig tends to
slide or skate across the bottom. When it pauses to stand up, it
keeps going just like a wheel in motion. It's almost like a
skateboard for standing up and sliding soft baits across the
You can look at the photos (above) of how the jigs stand up,
and visually confirm some of these these features for yourself.
"All these features combine to make this the very best
stand up jig that I have ever seen," says Russ Bassdozer.
These jig heads are not designed for skirts - but I have some
customers who put skirts on them - and love using them that way.
Always add a soft bait trailer whenever you use a skirt.
Really, they are made to be dressed with soft plastics, and
the 1,080 degrees of grip on my Triple Cone Cut Keeper Collar
will hold soft baits quite securely and more easily than most any
other type of keeper.
Almost any kind of soft plastic will work on my Stand Up Jig,
but especially small 3-inch to 4-inch
swimbaits are very popular.
One that really shines is Yamamoto's 3-1/2" Swimbait. It's
the perfect soft plastic dressing for my Stand Up jig.
Also, 4-inch to 5-inch hula grubs
are popular dressings for my Stand Up jigs.
Of course, small soft craws
are favorites on these Stand Up heads too. The claws will be
raised or moving up and down a lot of the time - not always
laying down in the dirt.
But almost any soft plastic may work.
Two others I often go to on these jig heads are:
- Yamamoto's Stretch 40 (2-series)
single tail grub, which has a longer Senko-like body
with a curly grub tail. For some reason, the Stretch 40 is pure
dynamite on this jig head. Maybe because it stands the curly tail
up part of the time.
- Yamamoto's 7-inch lizard,
which I use on this Stand Up jig head for bed fishing or sight
fishing - or anytime bass are on a lizard bite. It is a great
medium tackle (8-12 lb test or 10-15 lb braid) alternative to
Carolina rigging lizards with heavy tackle in deep water.
Keep in mind, this jig does not have a flipping hook, and is
best on 8 to 12 lb test tackle (or 10 to 15 lb braid), either
spinning or baitcasting.
Regionally, these Stand Up Jigs are most popular among anglers
in the mid-Atlantic states. So I know there are some very good
anglers in that region of the country, because they recognize
just how good these jigs work there. Why not try them in your
neck of the woods?