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 Vietnam.
Of course they last a lot longer, so in the long run you definitely get what you pay for. If you know anything about jigs, the second you hold one of these you will tell right away that they are quality baits. Which explains why they don’t have a single negative review on Amazon.
In this lure review we’re going to break down three factors that set The Original BiCO Jig apart from other jigs.
1. Head Design
First of all this is a 100% unique head design. There is only one mold in the world and it’s located in Massachusetts where these jigs were originally created and are still 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 exceptionally great for skipping under docks and low hanging trees. 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 so well.
And being made lead-free makes the jigs is environmentally safe, which is required in some states.
2. OWNER Hooks
Every jig that BiCO Performance Jigs 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, no keeper required. This also prevents trailers from getting torn at the head as they are pulled down and reset over use.
3. The Weedguard
These jigs feature a stiffer, more elongated weedguard than most fishermen 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.
Another thing we didn’t mention is the incredible paint job on these baits. Not only is the detail incredible but the durability is on another level. The craftsmanship overall is really impressive, you’re not going to have big chunks of paint peel off or a weedguard fall out like the jigs made on some assembly line overseas.
If you want to learn more about BiCO Performance Jigs you can check them out at bicojigs.com