Seaspin USA's Intriguing Little Geko Jig
Total Score: 7.83 -
Introduction: Back in April of 2017, we took a closer look at a new, soft plastic stick bait, the Bruko, from a new and somewhat obscure bait brand, Seaspin USA. Seaspin is an Italian company slowly making their way into the North American market ala Molix. While the company's Pendolino Rig is the attention grabber, we're slowly making our way through a few key baits to see how they stack up. The subject of today's review is the company's intriguing Geko Jig.
Seaspin USA Geko Jig
||Free Swinging Hook
||Living Rubber & Silicone
||Spherical / Ball Head
||3/8 & 1/2 oz
||3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 1oz
||Hand Tied Skirt, Removable/Replaceable Hook
$6.99 - $7.99
Introducing Seaspin USA's Geko Jig (Spherical head model).
Impressions: Seaspin USA's Geko Jig is available with either a ball head or a bullet head configuration. The skirts are a mix of living rubber and silicone depending on the color pattern you choose, but the intriguing aspect of this jig is the hook is not molded through the weighted head. Instead, it is attached to the back of the bait via a split ring so the hook is free swinging similar to the jig heads made popular by Tommy Biffle and produced by Gene Larew.
The Geko is available with both a round (shown here) head
and a bullet head (conical shaped just like a bullet weight).
The difference here of course is that this is a full blown jig, and if you choose, you can swap out the hook - and even split ring - for hardware that suits your brand of preference.
The Geko jig's skirt is made from both living rubber and silicone depending on the color.
Real World Tests: I've fished both the ball head and bullet head versions of this bait off and on over the past year mostly choosing fluorocarbon as my line of choice and a good, stout, medium heavy to heavy powered casting rod. A full blown jig bite never materialized for me this past year (or I just wasn't patient enough to wait it out), so there wasn't a day or two where I fished this bait exclusively. Rather it was more of a "let's try this for a while" type of mode hence the non-specifics on exactly which combo I was using.
We've been fishing this jig on and off since early in 2017.
The one thing that I always found a bit mysterious in my early days of fishing a jig was what to do with that weedguard. Do you trim it back to just cover the tip of the hook? Do you spread it out? Do you thin it to facilitate the hook point coming through? Maybe sometimes you just cut it off all together. Nowadays, I just fish the jig and disregarding any customization to this component whatsoever. Well, the great thing about the Geko jig is, there is no weedguard because you don't need it!
The difference maker with this jig? It features a free swinging hook attached to a swivel on the back of the bait.
This bait comes with its own EWG hook attached to the back of the weighted head via a split ring. Simply Texas rig your trailer of choice, tie the jig to the end of your line and cast, flip, pitch away to your heart's delight.
The freedom offered
via the Geko's design is liberating and really opens up the possibilities of where you can present this bait, because let's face it, the fiber weedguard on traditional jigs is only so effective.
There are times where you still get caught up on a branch, log, or even at the base of a tule clump. The weedlessness of the Geko Jig is very very good.
Each Geko jig comes stock with a 5/0 EWG hook.
Next Section: Let's take a closer look at the design...