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A Jig Worth More Than Just Flipping Out Over (continued)


The second characteristic I look for performance wise is probably the most important - how well does that hook point penetrate when you swing for a set. A lot of anglers eliminate this variable from consideration by winding down when they sense a bite, and swinging as if the bases were loaded and they're seeing a nice, fat pitch down the middle. Or maybe more accurately, aiming for a hole in one off the tee on a par 5.

The silicone skirts are big and bulky so this jig has a good sized profile.

I've never been one to be that emphatic about my hook set. I cut my teeth bass fishing on a v-hull aluminum boat. Any kind of violent hooksetting swing on the front deck would rock the boat and deposit you in the water. Instead, I pull back with moderate to hard pressure and count on the hook to do its job. In order to get a good hookset with the combo I was fishing (a medium powered rod with nylon monofilament), the hook on the Flip Out Jig had to be super high quality... and it was.

A look at the pretty standard bait keeper.

Whether I was fishing the jig in four feet of water or fifteen, I was surprised at the high percentage of hook ups I received using that combo. That 5/0 VMC Hook really performed well.

The jig's line tie is 90 degrees to the hook shank.

Design & Ergonomics: Right or wrong, where I get really picky with my jigs is how they are put together and the number one thing I zero in on with any skirted bait is how that skirt is attached to the jig head. My preference is a hand tied skirt because I feel it gives the skirt better flare in the water and the jig as a whole better longevity. Ike's Flip Out jig features a skirt that is attached to the jighead via a thick, rubber band.

Skirts are fastened via a thick rubber band.

Ike's Flip Out Jig feature a good quality pain job with bonus paint splatter detail to break up the solid pattern of the jig's head and give it a more lifelike appearance. The line tie is turned 90 degrees to the shank of the hook.

Missile Jigs's new Ike's Flip Out Jig is priced at $4.49 - $5.39 depending on size.

Price & Applications: Missile Jigs's Ike's Flip Out Jig is available in three sizes from 3/8 oz up to 3/4 oz and in 8 different patterns and is really so much more than just a flipping jig. Any jig that will roll over hard surfaces and can be easily pulled through weeds is a good candidate for casting and swimming as well as pitching and flipping. This jig is as versatile as any we've fished.


Missile Jigs Ike's Flip Out Jig Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Really put together well 9
Performance More than just a flipping jig 9
Price Pricing on jigs really runs the gamut. This one is kind of in the middle to upper end 6.5
Features Good quality hook, good, bulky skirt, effective weed guard and bait keeper 7.5
Design (Ergonomics) My only complaint is the skirt isn't hand tied 7
Application Cast, hop, drag, swim, flip, pitch... 8

Total Score

Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
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Pluses and Minuses:


+ Good Size, Quality Hook - Skirt is not hand tied
+ Nice paint schemes on head  
+ Really versatile head design  


Continuing the tradition of quality products this Missile bait proves to be a versatile quality bait


Conclusion: When it comes to jigs, anglers like what they like and few will stray from these preferences. Missile Jigs's Ike's Flip Out Jig is a very versatile bait assembled with quality components and in compelling patterns. Our suggestion is to try a few because you may just like the way this jig fishes. In fact, you may very well... Ok, we won't say it - too obvious. But if you're familiar at all with Missile Baits and Missile Jigs products, you know the quality products John Crews and his company makes. Ike's Flip Out Jig is just the next a long line of succession.


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