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Ratfinkee

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With its horizontal orientation, finely-balanced lead head, and plastic body molded over a gold hook, Custom Jigs & Spins’ classic Ratfinkee is one of the most effective jigs ever created.

 

Ice Fishing

Fished shallow or deep, the Ratfinkee is hard to beat! The size 12 is probably the most effective lure for big ’gills in shallow water. The size 10 Ratfinkee is by far the most popular of all the Ratfinkee sizes and can be fished as deep as 20 feet with 2 lb. test line. The Ratfinkee works well with either a waxworm or spikes and shows up nicely on a locator because of its heavy, dense head. The size 8 Ratfinkee is a good choice for crappies since the hook will accept a small minnow. The size 6 Ratfinkee is perfect for larger fish or active perch and panfish. It will easily fish to 30 feet as will the size 4, which is a top choice for walleyes and bigger predators. It also works well under a tip-up since it can be used to present the bait in a horizontal profile.

Open Water

Ratfinkees are very effective lures for open water fishing, whether for shallow water bluegills, stream trout or walleyes. Since fish are more aggressive in open water, a size 8 Ratfinkee should be used on fish that would go for a size 12 through the ice. Crappies respond well to size 6 Ratfinkees dressed with minnows, suspended below slip floats. In fact, they will perfectly balance many floats because of their 1/32-ounce weight. Size 4 Ratfinkees have been used effectively for walleyes all the way from the Mississippi River to Canada. The secret is their light weight but large hook. They work best under slip floats or with a split shot 18-24 inches up the line. Effective bait choices are ’crawlers, leeches and various minnows. Trout can be taken with all sizes of Ratfinkees on a fly rod or spinning tackle. Magazine editors from In-Fisherman, Fishing Facts and MidWest Outdoors recommend a size 4 Ratfinkee for steelhead with salmon eggs, spawn sacs or a piece of yarn tied to the hook. The bright colors and perfect balance makes the Ratfinkee 4 tops for drifting or float fishing.

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  1. Great jigs 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 3rd 2016

    These jigs are awesome! The pink/white is a definite fish goodie they love this color. The horizontal jig is awesome for hook sets I don't miss too many sets its great!!

  2. must have 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 2nd 2016

    been using them for almost 50yrs, about the only jig we use for panfish

  3. Awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 2nd 2016

    Awesome Jigs with great success. Well made and very affordable! The glow brights are genious

  4. GREAT PRODUCT....KILLER BAIT FOR PERCH 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 14th 2016

    I'VE USED THESE FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND THEY ARE PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE BEST JIGS ON THE MARKET FOR JUMBO PERCH!!!

  5. Fish On!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 14th 2016

    These are the best IMHO, and my go to for icing Montana Trout. As we said when I worked in a hunting and fishing store, "95% of the lures and jigs are to catch the fisherman, not the fish". Its safe to say these jigs are well within the 5% that catch the fish. Keep up the good work Custom Jigs & Spins!!!

  6. Very good Quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 12th 2016

    Love these to catch anything from pan fish to walleye. Nobody carries these Rat Finkees anymore. I ordered here and I am very satisfied with quality.

  7. Classic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 4th 2016

    A dependable go-to ice lure for any species. I run bigger sizes for catch and release rainbows, then smaller sizes for timid panfish. Always top quality product, good paint and sharp hooks.

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