Last year, when we met Fintech for the first time, they walked us through their dizzying lineup of jigheads. The first question Cal had for them was whether or not they made any big versions suitable for paddletail swimbaits and the like. Fast forward to the beginning of 2009 and we come to learn Elite Bass Angler, Byron Velvick had signed on as one of their prostaff. Any guesses as to what Fintech had to show us this year at ICAST?
You got it, a series of plus sized jigheads and weighted hooks in
support of the big bait craze!
Fintech enters the big bait market in their own, unique way.
First up is the Title Shot Monster Jig, a plus sized version of their original Title Shot Jig Head, this new version is available in jig head sizes from three quarters (3/4) of an ounce on up to three and a half (3 1/2) ounces. All sized heads come with a massive 15/0 hook! They will be available in single packs ranging from eight (8) to ten (10) dollars a piece.
The Monster Jig shown rigged with a Toro Tube ready to go.
The Redfish Jitt-R is one of two new items slated for the Redfish market.
Mixed into Fintech's upsized bait hooks are two different baits intended for the Redfish circuit. The Redfish Jitt-R is a specialized version of their original Jitt-R head featuring metallic painted heads while the Redfish Spoon is designed to fish heavy cover with little fear of getting snagged.
The Redfish Spoon comes rigged and ready to go.
The Monster Swimbait System features a 15/0 hook and a weighted shank.
But back to their plus sized product, the Title Shot Monster Swimbait System features the same massive hook as the Monster Jig, but with a weight formed on the hook shank instead of in the form of a jighead. Available in unweighted, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2, and 2 ounce sizes the Monster Swimbait System will retail for approximately seven to eight dollars ($7-$8) per hook.
One last look at the Monster Jig (top) and the Monster Swimbait System (bottom) side by side.