Midwest finesse anglers are always searching for a small creature-style bait. In the spring, during the spawn, many of these finesse anglers affix Zoom Bait Company’s Tiny Brush Hog or Mini Lizard to their Gopher Tackle’s ¬†Mushroom Head Jigs.
When Zoom recently announced that it had created the Z-Hog Jr, it garnered the attention of several Midwest finesse devotees.
It is a 3 1/2-inch rendition of Zoom’s four-inch Z-Hog. Its torso has a groove that courses along the center of its back and a similar one on its belly.
There are four appendages attached to the back end of its torso. Two of them are claw-like apparatuses that create a tail, which the folks at Zoom call a “rabbit-ear tail.” ¬†It is also embellished with two small flap-like appendages that are affixed on each side of the ¬†area where the torso and the tail are joined.
Because it was designed for power anglers, some Midwest finesse anglers fear that it might be a tad too big to employ on their favorite mushroom-style jigs. If it is too big for the traditional mushroom-jig applications that Midwest finesse anglers use, it looks as if it will be an ideal soft-plastic bait to affix to a 1/16- and 1/8-ounce jika rig, which several Midwest anglers have been utilizing during the past year.
It is a availabe in 10 colors:¬†Black Red Flake,¬†Black Sapphire,¬†California 420, Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Purple Green, June Bug,¬†Scuppernong Green,¬†Sprayed Grass,¬†Watermelon Candy,¬†Watermelon Red, and¬†Watermelon Seed
A package of 11 can be purchased for ¬†$4.99.
For information about how Midwest finesse anglers can use the Z-Hog Jr on a ¬†jika rig, see :¬†http://www.in-fisherman.com/2012/10/08/stacey-the-jika-rig-king/¬†and¬†http://www.in-fisherman.com/2012/11/01/jika-rig-update/