Chekai - CJS Tungsten jig designer, Croatian Sensation, snappy dresser and Brother of the 4X4!
The Chekai (Pron. “check-eye”) Jig sports a popular tungsten head design, a superior non-chip epoxy paint scheme, an ultra-sharp Owner hook and a paint free eye.
• Tournament-proven performance
• Giant action from a small jig
• Tip with microplastics or live bait
• Perfect for all panfish species
• Optimized hook gap for solid hooksets
• Ultra-sharp hook
NAFC pros Kevin Fassbind and Nick Smyers have a proven tournament track record with Custom Jigs & Spins baits.
With countless top finishes under their belts, NAIFC pros Kevin Fassbind and Nick Smyers have proven year after year that they are two of the best ice sticks on the planet. They can do it all: long rod, palm rod, straight line, tight line, and every technique between. Not only that, they’re great guys … so we’re proud that they continue to choose Custom Jigs & Spins products to get the job done. “Historically, my confidence bait is a 3- or 4 mm Custom Jigs & Spins Tungsten Chekai. A lot times, a 3 mm with a pink Ratso body cut in half and fished on 2-pound fluoro is just the thing, especially during cold weather or on pressured waters,” says Wisconsin-based Kevin Fassbind. But for most situations a size 12 4.5mm Pink Glow Chekai with pink Ratso body is Fassbind’s go-to crappie weapon. “I shouldn’t tell you this, but my other secret is tying hair onto the Chekai.”
But not just any kind of hair will do. “It’s gotta be Golden Retriever puppy hair,” he confides. “Seriously.” Partner Nick Smyers is a big fan of the 4.5mm firetiger Chekai, especially for extracting tournament perch. “The Chekai has the drop speed I need to fish fast and the hook quality is super good. My hookup percentage is definitely higher than other jigs. Add a Custom Jigs Finesse Plastic or sliver of Uncle Josh MEAT and I’m never touching the combo to re-bait. It’s all about keeping your line in the water and pulling fish,” says Smyers. The deadly duo has also discovered a consistent way to crack big bluegills, ’seeds and hybrids on the trail: size #10 and #12 Majmün tungsten jigs, typically in purple, and tipped with either a CJS Finesse Plastic, Wedgee, or Uncle Josh MEAT. “On our custom long rods nothing beats the Majmüm for fishing fast, getting bit and making solid hooksets. The hookgap is exactly what it should be. And ’gills just love it,” says Smyers.
Worth the Price!!
Posted by Carlos Nunez Jr on Feb 13th 2018
Products Delivered on Time.. An amazing day on the Ice.. Over 50 fish Caught... Thnx Again!
Posted by Mike Riedel on Feb 6th 2018
Have always had great luck with their products
very strong hooks
Posted by Doug on Feb 4th 2018
very happy with then./ 2nd order
Posted by Joe diffie on Jan 30th 2018
Bought these jigs in 4.5 mm and 5mm. Gets down the water column fast and effective. I really like the 5mm size. All the glow colors work great.
Posted by Steven pilackas on Jan 22nd 2018
13 inch crappie the 1st time I tie one on. Love these jigs. So do the bass. So I bought some more.
Used for the first time
Posted by Mark H Burt on Jan 11th 2018
Using a different jig, and fish would only look at it. Changed to the Chekai jig, with the nuclear ant legs, and the fish hit it without hesitation. Worked great. Gave only a 4 star due to only using for the first time.
Posted by Tom Shervinskie on Jan 9th 2018
Quality product as advertised. I have used these jigs for three years for panfish in Pennsylvania with great success. Paint durability and quality hooks make this tungsten jig a worthy part of your ice fishing arsenal.
Posted by David on Dec 26th 2017
Work great! I fish pressured lakes still works. Great crappie go to
Hands down best jigs
Posted by Steve Freeman on Dec 20th 2017
Give me the gold tungsten chekai with one white and one red spike and nobody will out fish me. Great price and best jigs
Posted by Donald Porter on Dec 20th 2017
Great product great customer service