Design & Ergonomics: We mentioned earlier that the skirts on these jigs are hand tied. I
personally really like this touch as I believe it allows the skirt to not only stay on the bait longer, but also flare out more than if the skirt is simply attached with a thick rubber band,
something that is unfortunately becoming commonplace among most mainstream
The skirts are hand tied.
Taking a closer look at the Geko Jig's hook attachment, we discovered not only is the hook attached to the jighead via a split ring, but the split ring is actually attached to a swivel imbedded within the back of the jighead so the hook is free to swing and rotate. This is good because once you do hook a fish, it's very difficult for it to gain any leverage on the bait and throw the hook, but at the same time, because the hook rotates so freely, we have to wonder if the hook is always in the right position for an effective hookset when you swing.
That free swinging and rotating hook increases your chances of landing each fish you hook.
Granted, I didn't run into any situations where I felt a missed a fish I should have been able to hook, but the thought is there nonetheless.
What I really like about this bait's hook configuration is that I can change it if I want to a smaller hook, or a hook from my favorite brand, or even a straight shank hook if I feel like it. The options are all there to customize this jig's hook and that's a good thing.
The EWG hook is attached to the swivel on the back of the bait via a split ring meaning it can be replaced with any size or configuration hook you choose.
Price & Applications: Seaspin refers to the configuration of this bait with the ball head as the "spherical" head and the version with the conical head as "bullet". I'm knit picking here, but I'd prefer ball and bullet or spherical and conical for consistency. Nevertheless, I fished the spherical head most of the time because we found ourselves mostly around spots on the water with hard bottoms.
The ability to Texas rig your trailer bait offers a degree of weedlessness not common with a jig.