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 Blake Everyday on Dec 21st 2016
We all know the benefits of tungsten jigs but these go the next level. Brilliant color, outstanding durability, sticky hook, what more could you ask for at this price point? The only issue is with the 3mm the eye doesn't allow you to tie a Palomar Knot with anything thicker than 1# test. So learn yourself the Uniknot and add a dab of nail polish to prevent slipping.
A must have item
Posted by Bill Young on Dec 16th 2016
This ice jig has produced more pan fish for me over the past few ice fishing seasons then any other jig I have used. I now make sure that I have plenty on hand for every trip. Thanks Custom Jigs & Spins.
Posted by Frank on Dec 6th 2016
These jigs are great on the ice, but they are also my favorite open water lure when vertical jigging for bluegill and crappie from my kayak. Gold is my favorite color, 4.5mm for ice fishing, 5mm for open water.
Deadly jig on Bluegill
Posted by Tom Merrill on May 9th 2016
Freaking awesome... 1/32 oz. jig takes everything from Brook Trout to Bluegill!!! I will be ordering more!!!!
Posted by Paul C on Feb 25th 2016
I Tungsten jig and especially the configuration and balance of these. They hang almost horizontally with a slight downward hanging of the bait. It is very enticing to the fish that look up to feed.
Chekai rules all others
Posted by Unknown on Feb 22nd 2016
Ice fishing for 50yrs and these are the most productive jig i have ever used.
Posted by Gary Pletzer on Feb 16th 2016
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 Mark Pothen on Feb 3rd 2016
First of all, thanks for getting my order placed and shipped so fast. I think I had tem in 3 days. AWESOME service.
I had a chance to use them over the weekend. Game on = Fish.
I tipped them with Plastics or two larve.
I would maybe like to see a few more color choices. I have a few ideas. These jigs are the perfect in between size. Not a 5 and bigger than a 4. PERFECT
Love these jigs.
Posted by Preston jorgensen on Jan 28th 2016
I tipped these with a waxie and slammed both crappie and sunnies when the bite died down I dead sticked a crappie minnow through the dorsal and caught 4 northern in a little under a half hour. I like that the jigs are heavy enough I don't have to add a split shot.
crappies love them
Posted by chester dagles on Jan 28th 2016
all i use now with plastics