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.
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
Posted by Andrew on Dec 19th 2017
Best tungsten jig on the market, beat options for size, bright colors and patterns.
Posted by Jesse Finder on Dec 16th 2017
Loved the colors and the glow, first day went out and caught gills, crappie and even trout with the same jig. Thank you
Posted by Don on Nov 20th 2017
The Chekai Tungsten jigs came quickly and on time...Beautiful paint job and the sharpest hooks that would actually stick to my fingers while handling them...The best thing was the eye of the hook was never painted shut...I will reorder when I run low...
Posted by chester dagles on Nov 11th 2017
great product, sharp hooks , great paint job, fish love them.
Love these jigs
Posted by James on Oct 21st 2017
The balance is great and the hook gap is prefect for consistent hook ups. I rarely drop a fish on these and always seem to find a combination with plastics or live bait that catches any species of fish I am pursuing. Great jig.
Posted by Brad on Jan 24th 2017
I have used these jigs in multiple colors and sizes over the past three years and have caught everything from perch and blue gills to pike, bass, and large rainbow trout (20-25inches) on them. Quality jigs with quality results. Best jig in its category on the market in my opinion.