Benbrook Timber Jigs are the end result of a year of experimenting with different jigs in the tough timber of Benbrook Lake. These jigs, with their pill head shape, undersize bendable hooks, and collar and barb for holding plastics, were the best when it came to pulling in crappie and not timber.
Benbrook Timber Jig heads come in three sizes: 1/16 oz, 1/8 oz, and 3/16 oz. Like our other jig heads, all come with Matzuo Sickle Hooks. The 1/16 oz has size 6 hooks, the 1/8 oz has size 4 hooks, and the 3/16 oz has size 2 hooks. Like all our jigs, these jig heads are lead-free, made from our special bismuth alloy.
The pill shape of these jig heads lets them sink straight down, and stay under you well. Notice that all of the Benbrook Timber Jigs have hooks that are one size smaller than would normally be used for that size jig. That allows them to hang up less when fished in thick cover. They also use red Matzuo Sickle Hooks. These hooks bend easier, so if you use a strong line (which you should be using in timber), you can usually retrieve these jigs when they hang by just pulling hard enough to bend the hook. Re-bend the the hook back to its original shape, and go back to fishing.
Important Note: Our bismuth alloy melts at a much lower temperature than lead. If you powder paint these jig heads, you must use great care not to get them too hot. We have worked out our own process for powder painting these jig heads, but we don't have control over your process, so cannot be responsible for jig heads that you melt. If you want powder painted heads but have any reservations about painting them yourself, please buy our already painted heads below, instead. Colors for these jigs are the same as our regular crappie jig heads, as shown in the photo on the lower right.
Unpainted Benbrook Timber Jig Heads - Package of 10
Painted Benbrook Timber Jig Heads - Package of 10
Fishing Tip: We offer these jigs in three sizes, but the main one we recommend for timber fishing is the 1/8 oz. The larger hook on the 3/16 oz hangs more, and the 1/16 oz takes too long to get down, if you use strong line. If you team the 1/8 oz version of this jig with something like the 15 pound test EZ Braid line we use, it will do a great job of catching crappie in timber for you, and you won't lose many jigs. During our year of testing and tinkering with this jig, we used more kinds of plastics than we ever had before. We still like a simple tube best. Use a 1 1/2 inch tube on the 1/8 oz jig (and a 1 inch on the 1/16 oz jig and a 2 inch on the 3/16 oz jig). We like to super glue the head of the tube to the jig head. We usually glue several at home before heading to the lake, and that gives you a rig that will catch multiple crappie without any further time spent adjusting and fiddling with the plastic on the jig. During our testing, we caught a lot of crappie with these jigs in the Benbrook Blue color, but the unpainted jig heads remain our favorite.