Envision Lures strives to develop the "Perfect Jig"
Total Score: 9
Introduction: Envision Lures produces a new lineup of
handcrafted custom made jigs for bass anglers. These new jigs utilize winning
elements from Envision's Spinnerbaits, and adds numerous additional features to
make this jig appealing for multiple applications.
colors available |
Envision Spinner angled head|
strand silicon skirt|
3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 1oz.|
||Anti-rollover jig-head, Mustad "Wide Bite" hook, Weed Guard, Dual
Rattle System, 44 strand skirt, chip resistant paint |
About Envision: Envision is a rapidly growing manufacturer
that produces handcrafted high quality lures. They specialize in spinnerbaits,
buzzbaits, and jigs. Located in verbena, Alabama, Envision still offers custom
built lures to fulfill orders in just days. All of Envision's products put a new
spin on the traditional design of proven lures, through tweaking and the
addition of unique features Envision designs lures that increase action.
Impressions: When we first received a set of Envision Jigs they first looked
like any other high quality jig, but upon closer examination the additional
features started to show through. The most noticeable of these features was the
double rattler system. The Envision Jig employs two cylinder chambers with ball
bearings inside to produce a distinct rattling sound when bounced off structure
or crawled back on the ground. In addition those familiar with the Envision
Spinnerbaits will notice that these jigs employ the same shape and angle which
has proven to resist rollover, keeping the jig righted and away from potential
The Envision jig
is designed with all the elements of a fully featured jig
Tests: To test the Envision Jig we took it out for two days of intense
casting, flipping, and pitching through rough cover. When we started casting the
Jig we noticed how easy it was to cast thanks to the weight of the jig head
combined with the weight of the rattles. (Envision produces these jigs in
various weights up to 1oz.) The weight of the jig drops it into the target zone
quickly which makes it perfect for pitching and flipping into heavy structure.
Because the head design keeps the jig upright snag ups are few, and the weed
guard is stiff enough to ward off all but the thickest underwater hazards.
rattles add weight, and the element of sound, to make the Envision Jig more
attractive to low hanging bass
With sensitive line you can actually feel the
vibration from the rattles when dancing the jig or bumping it against structure.
When crawling the jig across underwater structure occasional snag-ups did
happen, but a quick tug would usually set the jig free. The Mustad hook was
strong enough to be pulled from structure and not bend or take any damage.
In our test we also put a couple of trailers on the jig including Uncle Josh
Porks and Yamamoto twin tailed grubs. The Envision Jig features a very nice
double barb on the jig body that secures trailers on the jig very well.
Throughout all the tests the Envision Jig was able to crawl through even the
most obstructed cover thanks in big part to its weighted angled head which kept
the hook from flopping over horizontally.
testing we found the Envision jig perfect for flipping into multiple types
of cover including rocks, weeds, and trees
How to fish the Envision Jig: We found the most productive way to
fish the Envision Jig was through proper placement and dropping the jig into
heavy cover. While it is possible to swim the Envision jig, most of our hookups
occurred in heavy weed, or next to submerged trees. Often times fish will hit
the Envision jig while falling but we were also able to entice fish to strike
the jig by simply bouncing the jig back very slowly while hitting structure and
rattling the chambers.
Keeping feel on the Envision jig by keeping the line semi-tight allows
you to detect potential snag issues and fish hitting the jig, in either case a
tight line allows for a quick response.
Good construction, and good choice of high quality materials
choice of the Envision angled head for the jig makes it more able to
decent price for a high quality jig that is inline with the competition, but
a great price if you figure in the custom made to order element
Envision proves that a jig isn't just a hook with a skirt, and can be pumped
up with additional features
Solid design that is proving itself on the tournament trail
made jig that can easily be combined with a variety of trailers thanks to
its dual barb, and can be fished deep or through thick structure with
Pluses and Minuses:
Hard to get on the West Coast|
Dual rattling system
Good jighead design
Custom made for you
Conclusion: Has Envision made the perfect Jig? Very close.
Envision proves that you can take a proven lure like a jig and add additional
features and build it with the right materials to make it even more appealing to
fish. Unfortunately for West Coast anglers the Envision Jig is not readily
available in stores...yet. But, the Envision Jig has even more appeal because of
the ability for anglers to customize the lure colors and weights via Envisions
website and have your order hand built for you in days. A great product that is
worth checking out to add to your pitch and flip arsenal.
Until next time....Tight Lines!