New Jigs At this Year’s International Tackle Show

This year’s crop of new jigs at the world’ largest tackle trade show prove that these fish-catching hunks of metal can vary greatly in shape, style and color.

Sure, one might characterize a jig as essentially a hunk of lead or a slab of metal. But a run through this gallery of various new jigs on display at this year's ICAST international tackle trade show reveals a different story, with many innovative designs and appealing color patterns. Prices are rounded to the nearest dollar.

13 Fishing Octopi Jig

  • The Octopi is by any measure an innovative lead-head, with a the head shaped to resemble the abdomen of an octopus and a heavy rubber skirt imitating tentacles. Unlike traditional lead-head jigs built around a single hook, the Octopi utilizes two strong assist hooks. The head is designed so the jig sits upright at rest. The Octopi won the Best Saltwater Hard Lure at this year's ICAST. Five sizes (2, 4, 6 9 and 12 ounces).
  • Five colors
13 Fishing Octopi Jig
13 Fishing Octopi Jig
$12 MSRP
Availability unknown
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
13 Fishing Octopi Jig
The Octopi jig clearly resembles the critter for which it’s named.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Berkley Fusion 19 Jig

  • Designed to be fished with Gulp! or any soft-plastic bait, the Fusion jigs offer two tie points for varying presentations. Equipped with a trademarked Fusion19 hook and a bait keeper. Twelve sizes (1/8 ounce to 8 ounces).
  • Eight colors
Berkley Fusion 19 Jig
Berkley Fusion 19 Jig
$4 to 10 MSRP
Available fall 2018
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Mustad Zippy, Daggerman and Moonriser Speed Jigs

  • Variously weighted for different presentations, the Zippy is bottom weighted, the Daggerman is divided 60:40 toward the front and the slim Moonriser is front weighted. Jigs come equipped with a single Mustad assist hook.
  • 10 color patterns for each
Mustad Zippy, Daggerman and Moonriser Speed Jigs
Mustad Zippy, Daggerman and Moonriser Speed Jigs
$6.50 to $16 MSRP
Available November 2018
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Nomad Design Tackle Buffalo Jig

  • This slow-pitch jig is center balanced; the jig flutters erratically on the fall and is particularly effective on any game fish hanging deep. It comes with a super-strong BKK assist hook, which can be rigged on the tail to help slow the rate of fall.
  • Five sizes (3 to 11 ounces).
  • Nine colors
Nomad Design Tackle Buffalo Jig
Nomad Design Tackle Buffalo Jig
$10 to 18 MSRP
Available late summer 2018
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Ocean Born Flying Bouncer and Flying Deflector Jigs

  • Patrick Sebile, who designed these bucktail jigs, added side wings and belly ribs. The wings add lift to let the jig glide when dropped on a pause, and to help deflect the lure from snags. The ribs create additional turbulence. A metal sleeve atop the bucktail makes the lure more durable.
  • Number of colors unknown
Ocean Born Flying Bouncer and Flying Deflector Jigs
Ocean Born Flying Bouncer and Flying Deflector Jigs
$5 to 10 MSRP
Availability unknown
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Ocean Tackle International Jumbo Jig

  • Excellent all-around jig for many situations including open-water tuna in heavy current or bottom-bouncing for grouper. The rear-weighted body drops quickly.
  • Five colors
Ocean Tackle International Jumbo Jig
Ocean Tackle International Jumbo Jig (top two jigs pictured here)
$10 to $11 MSRP
Available now
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Shimano Coltsniper Jigs

  • Designed as a casting jig when distance is critical for anglers fishing from shore or from a boat where spooky fish are busting.
  • Eight colors
Shimano Coltsniper Jigs
Shimano Coltsniper Jigs
$10 MSRP
Available now
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Shimano Lucanus Flat Fall Jig

  • This unusual design is billed as a hybrid between the original Lucanus lead-head and the Butterfly Flat-Fall jig. It's designed to be repeatedly wound slowly some distance off bottom then dropped. As it falls, a sliding action with a horizontal attitude keeps it in the strike zone longer. Five sizes available (60 to 180 grams).
  • Eight colors
Shimano Lucanus Flat Fall Jig
Shimano Lucanus Flat Fall Jig
$15 to $18 MSRP
Available October 2018
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Spro Power Bucktail Jig

  • By angler request, Spro has added to its lineup of bucktails this jig built around a Gamakatsu extra-heavy hook. It's tied with extra bucktail to slow the jig's fall on the drop, staying in the strike zone longer. The Power Jig comes in four sizes (1-, 1.5-, 2- and 3-ounce)
  • Two colors (white or chartreuse)
Spro Power Bucktail Jig
Spro Power Bucktail Jig
$9 to 12 MSRP
Available September 2018
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Tady TSP Slow-Pitch Jigs

  • One of the best-known manufacturers of "California iron," Tady has added a new dimension to its surface- and deep-water-iron lines with its slow-pitch jigs. It's available in three sizes, (100, 150 and 200 grams).
  • 12 color patterns.
Tady TSP Slow-Pitch Jigs
Tady TSP Slow-Pitch Jigs
$12 to $18 MSRP
Available now
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Tady TSP Slow-Pitch Jigs
Tady TSP Slow-Pitch Jigs
$12 to $18 MSRP
Available now
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing

Williamson Gomoku Jig

  • In response to demand, Williamson now makes its popular Gomoku jig in two larger sizes, 80 and 100 grams (2.75 and 3.5 ounces). The long, symmetrical body of the Gomoku is designed to move erratically when retrieved quickly. They're equipped with VMC Perma Still trebles.
  • Six color patterns.
Williamson Gomoku Jig
Williamson Gomoku Jig
$11 MSRP
Available November 2018
Doug Olander / Sport Fishing