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.
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.
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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An excellent jig!
Posted by Scott Mahl on Oct 24th 2016
I have been buying rat finkees for years. I use them all year long and they are among my favorite lures for panfish of all types. An absolute must for any serious fishing.
Posted by Dan H on Sep 7th 2016
Used this lure to catch kokanee at Loon Lake in Washington State. It worked when glo hooks failed. Can't wait to try on crappies and perch.
Best bluegill lure when used with red wiggler
Posted by Jamie on Sep 6th 2016
Wacky rig a red wiggler and use the smallest Thill bobber (no sinkers!) Enjoy the feast!
Promoted as an ice fishing lure, summer Kokanee killer
Posted by Larry on Aug 9th 2016
Telling my learned secret (rat finke glow brite) this is the best lure on the market. Will learn to fish all lake species with these. Then all that's needed is a can of bait. Haven't tried custom jigs other products if they work this good all the others can shut down.
Gotta have them
Posted by Unknown on Jun 29th 2016
Been using them for 20+ years. If fish aren't biting on ratfinkee jigs you just as well go home.
Me like Ratfinkee
Posted by Unknown on May 9th 2016
Me like Ratfinkee. Catch big fish you betcha,.
Posted by Dusty on Apr 18th 2016
These jigs catch me lots of fish
Posted by Dusty on Apr 12th 2016
One of the best jigs I ever used for panfish
Best jig for slip floating
Posted by Glenn on Apr 12th 2016
I have been using the Rat Finkie glow bright # 4 for 20+ years usually under a slip float. From Bay De Noc walleyes and perch to Rend Lake crappies to Silver Trout in the Gulf of Mexico. When night fishing just nuke it up with jigs and spins mini light. One of the best jogs of all time!
Best ice fishing jig
Posted by Unknown on Feb 29th 2016
Awesome lure. I have been using this jig since I can remember, fishing with my grandpa and father. We have caught more fish on this jig than any other in our tackle box.
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