Announcing the TACTICALBASSIN FINESSE SWIMBAIT HEAD! This new head is designed to fill a huge void for bass fishermen. When heavy hooks are too much but you’re not looking for a micro hook either, the TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head is exactly what you’re searching for! This new head incorporates a medium wire 4/0 hook that pairs perfectly with 3 1/2 inch to 5 inch swimbaits and paddle tails.

Many companies offer tiny finesse heads and big heavy wire heads but few have heads that fit the middle (which is exactly where most fishermen are). For this project we partnered with Dirty Jigs Tackle and the already proven design of the Matt Allen Swimbait Head (see link below). We used the exact head shape (fantastic profile), same 30 degree line tie (destabilization to get more bites), and proven twin keeper system (single wire keeper paired with a lead collar keeper). By working from this already proven head design we were able to compare hooks and wire sizes with ease. It didn’t take long to find the perfect hook, a medium wire 4/0.

This 4/0 hook will land big fish with ease but won’t overpower smaller baits when a finesse approach is needed. The reduced wire size (as compared to the Matt Allen Swimbait Head) will also allow anglers to fish this head on lighter line and tackle, allowing for more bites in clear water finesse situations. If you loving throwing small swimbaits and paddle tails and need a hook to “do it all”, this is your hook!

If you’re in a big bass environment, especially around heavy cover, the Matt Allen Swimbait Head is your best bet. If you’re throwing micro swimbaits like a 2.8 keitech, a Guppy Head with its small 1/0 hook is a great match, but if you’re fishing anywhere in the middle, its time to try the TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head.

The Heads…

-TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head:

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

-Guppy Head:

Recommended Finesse Swimbaits…

-Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.8 – 4.8:

-River2Sea D Walker 100:

-Megabass Spark Shad 4″:

-X Zone Lures Swammer 3.5″ – 4″:

-Basstrix Paddle Tail 4″ – 5″:

-Strike King Rage Swimmer 3.75 – 4.75:

Favorite Combo For This Technique…

Rod- G Loomis GLX 843 MBR:

Reel- Shimano Chronarch 150 MGL HG:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 30 lb Braided Line:

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb:

5 rods from highest price to most budget-minded that will work great for this technique…

-G Loomis NRX 853C JWR (7’1” MH):

-Dobyns Xtasy 7’2” Medium Heavy:

-Shimano Zodias 7’2” Medium:

-Shimano SLX 7’2” Medium:

-Daiwa Aird X 7’ Medium Heavy:

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