The Drag Queen jig by Lethal Weapon Lures is something I saw a few months ago and couldn't wait to see if up close. For one, it's a good looking football jig and I know Lethal Weapon makes some great stuff. The unique thing about this jig (actually there are a few things) that caught my attention was the rattle. Sure, jigs with rattles aren't that uncommon, but this jig has a rattle inside the head. The head design is a typically football head design except it is tungsten plated. The tungsten is positioned where you need it most and I definitely felt more sensitivity when I fished it on some rocky areas of Lake Okeechobee. Overall it is unique enough to give it a shot. Here's a little more information about it and keep reading and I'll tell you how you can win one from me.
The Design: The jig is made with premium components like a Gamakatsu hook and hand tied skirt. The skirt is soft and undulating and much like a mop jig. I also like the fact that it includes a trailer keeper and the jig is actually wire tied to keep it in place. Another cool thing about it is the fact that there are painted eyes on the head: pretty unique for a football head. Since they are on top of the head instead of the side, I think they will be more visible to fish looking down at the jig.
Specifics: It comes in ten great colors and the size is a 5/8oz. Not sure if they have other sizes planned, but that's a good general size.
Contest: All you have to do is add a comment about what you like about this jig and I will pick a winner. The winner will be selected from entries received by July 31st at 12:00PM (ET). You will be entered to win this:
|Jig is now available|
Scoring for the Drag Queen football jog from Lethal Weapon Lures
It retails for around $5, which is a bit more than your run-of-the-mill jig but with the components and added tungsten plate, it makes sense.
The paint seems to be holding very well so far. Unfortunately the rocks in my lakes aren't as numerous as some other locations, but I think it will be above average from my experience.
It works like any other jig except it has the internal rattle, which I like. I also think the rattle sound is different since it is internal, maybe just enough difference to give a different sound to the fish.
Can't recall another tungsten plated jig and there are very few with internal rattles in the head.
TackleWarehouse.com and CustomLures.net and possibly your local tackle store.
Total Score: 16 - Good Buy!