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Custom Jigs & Spins
Expands Tackle Offerings at ICAST 2017

Iowa-based tackle makers introduce new favorites for open water and ice

Coralville, IA (July 11, 2017) – The fishing tackle business is often a David and Goliath affair. Case in point, Custom Jigs & Spins, a small tackle company based in Coralville, Iowa, with a history of producing MVP baits for open water and ice. Throughout the northern and Midwestern U.S., many of their baits have earned cult-like status, with sales that often outperform giant tackle manufacturers’ lures at the bait shop cash register.

This year marks Custom Jigs & Spins’ first year exhibiting at ICAST, a decision made to extend the brand beyond the land of ice and snow. And with the introduction of several new bait designs and additional color options, they felt like the time was right to step into the larger, national arena.

“Our goal is simple. We want to share the brand and products with even more buyers and dealers and help anglers catch more fish. Part of it is educational, too. Our fishing tackle designs aren’t just for ice fishing. They’re deadly the entire calendar year on waters in the west, east, north, or south,” says Custom Jigs & Spins owner and operator, Bob Gillispie.

To that end, Gillispie and marketing director, Walt Matan, are excited to show the following new products (and some time-tested favorites) at ICAST 2017, booth #3667.

Building on the huge success of the original Rotating Power Minnow (RPM), Custom Jigs & Spins is back with a lethal addition to the fish-catching family. Perfect for stained waters or any situation where sonics are required to attract fish from afar, the Rattlin’ RPM features a multi-BB rattle built right into the tail section!  Currently available in the 2-inch, 1/4-oz. size 3 model, and five deadly forage-matching finishes, including Red Fin Minnow, Orange Sunset, Key Lime Tiger, Orange Tiger, and Powder Pearl. MSRP $4.99.

Custom Jigs & Spins has added 10 new glow and non-glow colors to the hugely popular Chekai Tungsten Ice Jig series in all four sizes (5mm, 4.5mm, 4mm, 3mm). New colors include Wonder Glow, Gold Glow Tip, Orange Puffer, Circus Clown, Pink Clown, Pink Eye, Rainbow Tiger, Lemonade, Fireball, and Junebug. These new additions bring the total count of Chekai color options to 22 unique, fish-catching patterns!  MSRP $2.25.

Finally, a quality tungsten ice jig in a size suited for walleyes, jumbo perch, and other predator fish! Meet Custom Jigs & Spins’ new Chekai Magnum tungsten ice jig… a 7mm tungsten with a #6 long-shank hook designed to reach deep-water walleyes and perch fast! Available in eight fish-catching colors, including Clown, Firetiger, Gold, Pink Tiger Glow, Wonder Glow, Pink Clown, Rainbow Tiger, and Lemonade. MSRP $3.99.

New for 2018, Custom Jigs & Spins is proud to introduce the JaJe (pron. yah-yee), a unique tungsten fly with an attitude. It has a heavy, brightly-colored head designed to keep the super sharp Japanese hook riding at a 30-degree angle for instant hook sets on big panfish! The buzzer-style fly imitates small insects and larvae, so it will work best if it is tipped with a waxworm or spike for added flavor! Custom Jigs & Spins recommends using a Cold Snap tungsten toothpick for easy hook removal from monster panfish maws. (Available at customjigs.com). Available in size 14, 12 and 10, and four fish-catching glow patterns with UV finish, including Chartreuse/Glow, Orange/Glow, Pink/Glow, and Purple/Glow. MSRP $2.99.

Also new for the 2018 ice season, Custom Jigs & Spins brings a little bling to hardwater! The Glazba (pron. glahz-bah) has a ton of attitude in a tiny tungsten body! Its tiny diamond nose picks up light refractions and brightens the day for bluegills, crappies and other panfish. The diamond-shaped body is front-loaded and designed to keep the hook riding at a 30-degree angle for optimum hooking from its ultra-sharp Japanese hook! Available in size 12, 10 and 8, and eight glow and non-glow finishes, including Clown Tiger, Chartreuse Tiger Glow, Purple Tiger, Firetiger, Perch Tiger, Blue Tiger Glow, Orange Tiger, and Pink Tiger Glow. MSRP $2.25.