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100% Recommend this product (59 of 59 responses)
By Fishin C.
People?s Republic of CA
Coltsniper
December 26, 2021
Great action for jig. Everything eats these lures from rockfish to 200lb plus bluefin tuna. A must need to have in your box from 42gram to 120gram. Most used are the 60gram to 80 gram. Blue and silver, green and silver will be key key colors to have but if you have to match the hatch then get some darker colors in essential sizes. Upgrade the treble hooks and split rings if you are going for large pelagic species.
ProsGood action and fish eat them
ConsPrice
By Nick
Delaware
Great for seabass
November 21, 2021
Has great flutter for sea bass
ProsReliable
ConsExpensive
By Nick
Delaware
Perfect for inshore seabass
November 21, 2021
Love it for jigging Black Sea bass
ProsLight and great fltter
ConsExpensive
By Fishinfinatic
People?s Republic of CA
60gm great size for big BFT eating small bait
November 19, 2021
When the tuna go on the chew for small bait then this is the lure to toss at them. Upgrade the hooks and the split rings before you do this
ProsTosses a mile and retrieve and can also fish it on the drop. Gets eaten both ways it is fished
ConsExpensive with poor hooks for big fish
By Fishinfinatic
People?s Republic of CA
Hot tuna lure
November 19, 2021
Small bait for big tuna. Just change out the trebles to larger and stronger single assist hooks and stronger split rings
ProsGreat action on retrieve and on the drop
ConsWeak hooks for big Pelagic fish
By Fishinfinatic
People?s Republic of CA
Big tuna lure
November 19, 2021
Great for BFT cows. Change out the trebles to assist hooks and hold on and wind when the freight train hits
ProsGood action on drop and wind in and can cast a mile or drop straight down. Very versatile lure
ConsTreble Hooks too small and weak for big tuna
By Matt
Carle Place, NY
Great
October 19, 2021
Great lure evertthing hits it
By delong
flushing, NY
Catch Everyhing
October 10, 2021
I use this jig lure caught a lot of species,such as sea bass,albies,bonito,striper,bule fish,and fluke! What are you waiting for!
By Jay
Texas
fish slayer
October 10, 2021
shreds the surface feeding fish
By Jay
Kingsland, TX
must-have
October 10, 2021
required for all tackle boxes in SoCal
By Alvaro
New Jersey
Will do the job
September 23, 2021
This particular color has shown to be effective when the water is clearer and mackerels are arround
By Alvaro
New Jersey
Will do the job
September 23, 2021
This color worked specially good for me in the mid day. perfect for pairing with a 1oz action spinning rod and a shimano 2500 reel. really good for calling the small blues
By Alvaro
New Jersey
Will do the job
September 23, 2021
really good cast, the triples are good quality, they dont rust, and the movement is really good. personally I like to pair it also with assist hooks.
By Jason
Temecula, CA
Versatile lure for pelagics
August 21, 2021
I catch tuna, dorado, and yellowtail on this lure. Good to cast and retrieve or drop down and jig
By Dan
UT
These lures catch everything!
July 21, 2021
From vertical jigging for rockfish to casting for salmon, to casting at boiling bluefin, these are lures I never leave home without. So versatile, with just enough size and color options they are my workhorses.
ProsGood strong hooks and split rings.
ConsCould come with a rigged single hook for vertical jigging.
By Nick
Odessa, DE
seabass crusher
June 13, 2021
Crushes the Seabass no bait no more
Prossuper sharp hooks
Conssnags fish too
By Dan
New England
Albie killah!!
June 12, 2021
Had to restock for the upcoming Albie season. With these I can reach fish from the beach that no one else can!
ProsCasts long. Great action.
ConsFinish can flake off but what lure doesn't when you're catching fish!
By Pat
MA
Perfect all around
June 8, 2021
Just upgrade the hardware and treble if targeting pelagics. Excellent lure and action
By Hlow
San diego
Colt sniper lure
April 25, 2021
The coloring is nice. Moves different in the water and it attracts fish. Must add to the collection. Multiple colors to choose from. Can’t wait to try this lure.
ProsGood value. Must add to the collection
By Hlow
San Diego
Colt sniper lure
April 25, 2021
The coloring is nice. Moves different in the water and it attracts fish. Must add to the collection. Multiple colors to choose from. Hopefully they come out with more colors
By Louis
California
Proven to be the killer jig for offshore pelagic
February 22, 2021
This is another Shimano's bang for jigs as long as flatfall. This is a cast and retrieve jig that may requires a higher speed reel. Would recommend using HS or XHS rate reel when retrieving. Only thing that you might need to pay attention is the factory hooks. You may want to replace them with VMC hook and also with a stronger OWNER split ring. All in all this jig helps me catch tons of YFT during the late summer So Cal tuna trip.
By Anonymous
san diego
ideal color for me
November 26, 2020
This one seems to be my favorite color. Tunas love it! 42g to me is the perfect weight for throwing it out there.
ProsWell design,you can feel the movement in the water when jigging.
ConsAs time goes by,the hook niks and scratches the coats.So are the rest of other artificial lures.
By Bryan
Los Angeles
HOOKS
November 8, 2020
Great product, however, you should replace the hooks before heading out.
By Joe
Warwick, NewYork
My go to for Albies,bonito,Bonito, mackerel and Mahi Mahi !
July 25, 2020
I've been using these jigs going into my third season. This jig with a nice swing on the drop and great flash on the retrieve is a killer for false albacore and Bonito as we call them in the northeast . I've used as small as 28 grams with the 42 gram being the size that I use most. My favorite color is blue and pink as it's been the most consistent with all species. The green mackerel and ahi right behind. The Mahi in the photo was caught on a 42gram blue and pink .
ProsGreat faceted flash from all directions and consistently catches fish.
ConsThe finish could be more durable but even when the finish is destroyed by bluefish this jig still keeps catching
By Jesse
Avalon
Great jig
July 24, 2020
Best all around all purpose fish catcher. From bass to tuna it does it all.
By jesse
Avalon, CA
good lure
June 18, 2020
I really like this lure, but my only grip is the treble hook is a bit weak. I suggest changing it out if you are going for bigger game fish.But other then that a great one for the tackle box!
By jesse
Avalon, CA
great lure
June 15, 2020
great all around lure. works great when fish are keyed on small baits and even the smaller one cast very well.
By Tamir
Israel
Amazing work on that jig.
April 16, 2020
Highest quality of holographic and paint job you could possibly get, no doubt. It looks unbelievably good and I love it, but Shimano is Shimano and for such quality you have to pay more...
ProsGorgeous holographic and paint job
ConsPrice of Shimano products. The absolute only con I would have.
By Brian
Chesapeake, VA
versatile lure
April 12, 2020
It works well as a casting jig and as a bottom jig as well. It does comes with VMC treble hooks and decent split ring. The hardware should handle anything under 30#, but definately upgrade if you are targetting tuna. The reality is you can find cheaper metals and simply custom with your own hardware. For the sake of grab and go, this sort of metal jig should be every tackle bag.
Prosgood action, great finish
Conscost- you are essentially paying 30% for a Shimano branded chunk of flashy metal.
By Sean
Hacienda Hts, CA
Tuna killer
April 10, 2020
Caught a lot of yellowfin tuna on party boat out of San Diego. Sure fire tuna killer!!
By Joe
Medford, NJ
Versatile Jig
March 24, 2020
I use these jigs in two different ways. The first of which I use these as an albie jig and keep it rigged as it comes. But my favorite way to use this lure is to take the treble hook off and replace it with a very small assist hook and use this for shallow water vertical jigging. When i vertical jig with this lure I use the smallest size that they make and use this to try to catch small bontia and bigger blue runners to use as bait for roosterfish and Cubera snapper in Costa Rica.
ProsVersatile Durable Great action Great color
By Cobb
Glenmoore, PA
Salt and frewshwater jig
March 2, 2020
Jig can be used in lakes and in the ocean we’ll worth the money
ProsUsable in many circumstances not very pricey lasts long
ConsNone
By MJ
San Diego
Snipers
March 1, 2020
First let me say, Great and fast delivery by Tackle Direct and the continued updates on your shipment is second to none. TD comes through as always their sniper stock is fantastic!! Lures are proven fish killers! I personally change out split rings to welded rings and change out stock treble hooks to a 4x hook. Tuna are starting to show so can't wait to use snipers. I've caught yellowfin, bluefin, yellowtail, groupers and wahoo on snipers!
By MJ
San Diego
Snipers
March 1, 2020
First let me say, Great and fast delivery by Tackle Direct and the continued updates on your shipment is second to none. Lures are proven fish killers! I personally change out split rings to welded rings and change out stock treble hooks to a 4x hook. Tuna are starting to show so can't wait to use snipers. I've caught yellowfin, bluefin, yellowtail, groupers and wahoo on snipers!
By Brian
Port St Lucie, FL
Mackerel killer
October 20, 2019
Good casting distance and the mackerel love this lure. Will be getting more in different colors
By Doug
68462
Second Best Lake Trout Killer
August 28, 2019
While the blue and pink lure, similar to this lure was better, the blue sardine also caught lake trout. It is nice to have another lure that is also attracting fish. Gets kind of boring watching my son catch all the fish. Lake trout hit this lure pretty good and the treble hook on this lure is outstanding. I think it must be a salt water hook. I bought all the lures at 60 grams and this one and the blue and pink did the job. I never thought I'd say this but color does matter in this case. With color being third behind shape and action, it does seem to make a difference. When you are outposting 85 miles from base camp you have to have the right stuff. The blue and pink and blue and sardine were the right stuff.
By john
redwood city, CA
works perfect
August 19, 2019
with sardines the bait of choice off san diego...well..
Proscolor
By Edward
Cape Cod, MA
Great Jig
June 13, 2019
Great small jig!
By john
redwood city, CA
awesome
May 20, 2019
You can catch anything of any size on this jig from rockfish to bluefin. If you are going offshore fishing and you don't have several of these in different sizes (smaller seems to sometimes be better...) then your tackle box is incomplete.
Prosgood material and colors
Consprice is a bit high compared to other far more costly to make products
By Frank F.
So Cal
Sexy jig
May 15, 2019
Get bent with this
By Frank F.
So Cal
Kills fish dead
May 15, 2019
Oh yeah!
By Greg P.
Charleston, SC
Versatile and Productive Lure
May 11, 2019
Nearshore or offshore, I always have a Colt Sniper Jig rigged and ready. Catches everything with fins and teeth. Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna, Red and Vermillion Snapper and Grouper. Cast to breaking fish or vertical jigged, the lure gets it done.
ProsVersatility
ConsDepending upon target species, replace treble with assist hook. Not really a con. Just tuning the lure for the intended target.
By Matt
NY
Great price for a good quality jig
May 7, 2019
Used the Brown Aji for striped bass in the fall (casting/jigging). if you want to beef the jig up i would replace the standard treble hook, other than that these jigs are top notch
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
Best casting jig
April 22, 2019
Best cast and drop jig ever.
By Edward
Cape Cod, MA
Great Jig
April 19, 2019
Excellent jig. This has been a staple in my box for black sea bass. Brown Aji mimics a sand eel pretty good
By william
New Jersey
Been many days that these have saved
March 27, 2019
especially while nothing is biting off the beach, and then all of the sudden all chaos breaks loose with a striper or bluefish frenzy. Both of those fish love to gobble these jigs up if presented right
By Darth V.
Tatooine
wicked sick for casting and jigging, nice finish, its pretty much magical
February 18, 2019
Great iron for long casts, works well on bait rigs, it's all about the flying and magic, I love this lure, I count on it. it's also my friend.
Prosnice finish, swims well and jigs well
ConsIt doesn't talk when spoken to.
By Jessie
nj
Worth every penny
January 22, 2019
Have an arsenal of these jigs in blue and also blue/pink and they never fail to get a strike during a bluefish frenzy and have even caught bonito on them regularly trolling the 30-40 oz
By Igor
Brooklyn NY
Coltsniper
December 26, 2018
Catch a lot of stripers. Good lure.
By Manuel
Granada Hills, CA
Bonito Killer
November 25, 2018
Recently took a trip to Catalina Island and I could not keep the bonito off this jig. My 80g in Candy Iwashi was the golden ticket that day. I landed a total of 5 large bonito and lost 2. 3 with the 80g jig specifically. I also noticed these new 2018 models have a flatter and wider profile compared to the original colors. The holographic wrap on them also looks more nature instead of grid pattern. That might attribute to a better falling bait action and flash. I would definitely suggest the Real Iwashi and Candy Iwashi over the original colors.
ProsGreat profile (new 2018 colors look to have an updated profile. Don't know why Shimano isn't talking about that) awesome color my go to jig hooks are still sharp and strong after landing 3 large bonitos.
ConsWish that the finish was more durable. Bonita teeth scraped off parts of the jig color. Don't know how many trips until its just bare lead. split rings are not the best. would suggest upgrading.

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