The Original BiCO Jig [“bee-ko”] is a 3/8 ounce bass jig that features an original stand-up design. The unique design allows the jig to be fished effectively as a flipping jig, as well as swim jig. The good news is they are lead-free and made in the USA, the bad news is those two elements make these jigs a little more expensive than lead jigs made in China.
If you know anything about jigs, the second you hold one of these you will tell right away that they are quality baits. In this review we’re going to break down three factors that set The Original BiCO Jig apart from the rest.
1. Head Design
First of all this is a 100% unique head design. There is only one mold in the world and its located in Massachusetts where these jigs are made.
The flat-bottom design makes the jigs stand upright on the bottom, giving jig-and-trailer combinations a lifelike presentation. Watch the video to see it in action.
The head also tapers down to a point at the eyelet. This allows the jig to slip through cover smoothly, especially when being used as a swim jig.
These jigs are especially good for skipping. They are composed of a lightweight (non-lead) metal that allows the head to be larger in size without making it too heavy. It’s the large flat surface, combined with being lightweight that makes them skip exceptionally well.
And being made lead-free makes the jigs is environmentally safe, which is required in some states.
2. OWNER Hooks
Every jig BiCO Performance Jigs Co. makes comes equipped with an OWNER hook, arguably the best hook brand in the world. The hook itself is a wide-gap deep throat model. This claw-shaped hook design has a ninety degree bend on it’s shank that keeps trailers from sliding down while its being fished. No keeper is required on this style hook, preventing trailers from getting torn at the head as they are pulled down and reset over time.
3. The Weedguard
These jigs feature a stiffer, more elongated weedguard than most are probably used to. At first touch some anglers may be worried about this causing missed hooksets, but the hook angle in conjunction with the head design ensures an excellent hook-up ratio. It has the perfect combination of being extremely weedless while having plenty of flex for a solid hookset.
Bass fishermen of all skill levels would be impressed with these jigs, but especially a seasoned jig fisherman who knows what they’re looking at. Even the paint job alone on these baits is like no other jig out there, and its very durable. Like with all bass lures, quality always pays for itself through performance and longevity, and The Original BiCO Jig excels in both categories.
If you want to check them out you can visit bicojigs.com. They’re also available on Amazon, which is a better option if you want to order just one or two jigs, or if you just want to read some their many great reviews.