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NorthStar Black Series - Review/Testing


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Branden Schultz, who is a NorthStar contributor, had the opportunity to test and review our up coming Black Series jigs over the weekend. Here are a few pictures of the damage he was able to do and a review that Branden wrote up on his experience. Enjoy!

"My first thought after seeing the new black series jig was being impressed with the overall thickness of the jig. The extra strands really fill out the jig and I like the bulkiness. The head had a nice matte finish and the hook was nice and sturdy. After I saw the jig in the water I knew it was a winner. The outside rubber skirting flared out while the inside silicone skirting staid nice and compact. This jig has a different look than any other I have seen and to say i was impressed is an understatement. It looks much more "alive" in the water and has great action. Another thing I noticed was the fall rate of this jig was slightly slower than a regular jig, like a premier, for example. The bulkiness really helps slow down the fall rate which is perfect for pitching around shallow cover. This way I can use a 1/2oz black series jig, which is easier to pitch than say a 3/8oz jig, but still have similar fall rates. This gives the fish more time to react to the lure as its coming down into the water column. Also the 1/2oz will fall better into cover and not get hung up as much since there is more weight to the jig. Giving the fish a slightly new look is a big bonus when fishing any water. With the black series you can use a well known big fish lure, the jig, with a new look that will tempt fish into biting. After fishing the black series extensively for a week I can tell you that this jig was getting bite when other jigs would not produce."








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Here is the first bass I caught on the new black series jig, a nice 20" fish. Couldn't let you forget this one Nick wink


Gekhang these fish were not caught on medicine.

If anyone has questions on the new black series jig I'd be happy to elaborate on my initial review that Nick posted above.

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Hiya -

Man, these sound cool. Drop speed is something I pay a lot of attention to. Sometimes I want it dropping fast as a reaction bait, but there are times (this past weekend for example) where a slower drop works better because fish are up high. That can be true even in shallow water - fish hit it almost as soon as it hits the water. A lot of the time though the only way you can play with drop speed past a certain point is a bulkier trailer with big legs like a rage craw. If the fish are off a little though, more action can be counterproductive. Sounds like, as Branden points out, these will give you the mass and weight of a bigger jig while still having a slower fall if you want it, even with a streamlined trailer. Very cool.


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