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Sidewinder's Peacock Bass Jig - (SJR-1) - .5 oz. - red-yellow View larger

Sidewinder's Peacock Bass Jig - (SJR-1) - .5 oz. - red-yellow

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Now with a super-strong, extra-wide gap, 6/0 hook! Equipped with a noisy rattle, this 1/2 oz. hand tied red & yellow bucktail jig with pearlescent flash and tantalizing extended tail will get the 'big ones' attention in any water conditions. Especially effective in heavily stained black water. Fished like a high speed streamer.  A must for the serious Amazon angler.

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Weight 1/2 ounce
Hook Size 6/0
Hook Strength Extra-Strong
Hook Gap 3/4 inch
Rattle/Sound Yes
Extended Tail Yes
Flash Pearlescent
Hook Finish Black Nickle Coated

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Deadly on big peacock bass, Sidewinder's Peacock Bass Rattle Jig elicits savage, arm wrenching strikes. Now with a super-strong, extra-wide gap, 6/0 hook to hold the strongest of Amazon gamefish. This is the lure that wins the tournaments and produces in any conditions.  A must for the serious Amazon angler.
     Characteristics - The peacock rattle jig is unquestionably the most productive, and among the easiest of all lures to use to catch peacock bass. This light-weight, streamlined lure is unique in several ways. It's unique in its configuration and appearance. Unlike conventional jigs, it uses a darter style, half ounce head and an extra wide-gap hook. With its extended tail, the peacock rattle jig is tied with contrasting colored bucktail. It's also unique in the way it's fished. This jig is not jigged at all - it's swum through the water with rapidly accelerating pulses and at relatively high speed.
     Because it is fished rapidly, it not only doesn't bounce off the bottom like conventional jigs do, it rarely drops more than several feet below the surface. The peacock bass angler uses this jig as though it were a streamer fly, ripping it through the water two to three feet at a time. Its light, half ounce weight, allows the fisherman to keep the jig moving and off the bottom, while the ripping motion causes the bucktail to pulsate with each rip. The peacock bass rattle jig works best with a medium-light spinning outfit and 20 or 30 pound test braided line. The light weight rig will allow you to cast it very accurately in cover and very far in open water. Use it to probe among fallen timber in lagoons, casting parallel to trunks and branches and retrieving it quickly, right through where the fish find cover. Cast it over sand banks and saddles at lagoon mouths and inlets, ripping it rapidly from deep water to shallow and back again. Probe fast water, rocks and eddies in the river itself. In all of these applications, peacocks will readily pound these baits. The faster you retrieve them, the harder they hit them.
     Jigs of all kinds are among the most effective of clear water lures. Unfortunately, when fishing peacock bass, clear water is not always available. A regular, garden variety jig can, therefore, be almost ineffective in cloudy or muddy water. A conventional jig is primarily a sight lure. If the fish don't see them well, they just won't hit them. Sidewinder's Peacock Rattle Jig is not a conventional jig, however. As its name implies, it's equipped with a hidden rattle, attracting attention and evoking the underwater effect of baitfish gills working, a sound dear to the heart of a hungry hunting predator. By adding sound and vibration to the jigs appetizing appearance and motion, the peacock rattle jig overcomes the limitations of conventional jigs and multiplies its chances to be sensed by the ever-aggressive peaock bass. 

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Jig Techniques

A primer on fishing for peacock bass with the Peacock Rattle Jig.

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