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Ratfinkee

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$1.50

Species:
Crappie
Species:
Perch
Species:
Panfish
Species:
Bluegill
Use:
Ice Fishing
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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.

NOTE: This lure contains Lead , which some states have banned, if you live in one of those states you might want to check out our large selection of Tungsten jigs.

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  • Ratfinkee
    5

    Posted by Ed Jackson on Mar 2nd 2020

    A great jig for Spring bluegill & redear fishing. Seldom miss one and they don't seem to swallow the jig. I don't use anything else!

  • Ratfinkie
    5

    Posted by Glenn on Feb 17th 2020

    The #4 glow bright has been our go to jig under a slip float on Little Bay De Noc for Walleye ,and Perch for a long time. We mainly fish evenings into the night as long as there is a good chop on the water , which provides great jig action,piece of crawler or minnow. Put them under the Nuclear Flash for even better results. From Walleyes up north ,to Speckled Sea Trout in Madiera Beach Forida. Crappies and gills in the midwest. If there was one product I could stand behind EVER, it would be the Ratfinkie!

  • Ratfinkee
    5

    Posted by PJ on Feb 7th 2020

    Hi folks, what can you say about finks, I have about 30 or 40 in my arsenal. They work, period! If you don’t have em you need em, no joke, some days their all that works!!! (Thighs Lines gents)

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