Veteran kayak angler and tournament angler, Mike Kachman brings us a great gift idea with Eye Strike jigheads for Day 4 of the Yak Outlaws 25 Days of Christmas Gift Guide.
Not unlike most anglers for years I bought inexpensive jig heads usually in bulk online and I caught fish, but Eyestrike jig heads improved my productivity tremendously when they introduced the Trout Eye. Now with the addition of the Redfish Eye, Striper Eye, Weedless Eye and Texas Eye fish don’t stand a chance. The oversized eye paired with excellent hooks have increased my strikes, hookups and keeps them hooked all the way to the net.
Eyestrike heads work great with a variety of swimbaits, the Trout Eye paired with a Z-Man trout trick and the Redfish eye paired with a Z-Man Diezel Minnow are my personal favorites. Primarily fishing for redfish, speckled trout, and flounder, I always have these jigheads tied on. With a wide range of sizes and weights Eyestrike has a jighead for almost any application. Never let the name fool you I have caught plenty of redfish on a Trout eye, trout on a Redfish eye, flounder along with many other species on both. The heavier Striper Eye with a longer shank tipped with Gulp swimming mullet proved deadly on monster bull reds this fall.
Eyestrike products are built around a simple concept, that a fish is more likely to strike an artificial lure with an oversized eye. We take pride in our high-end fishing products made of simply the best components available. Try them, and you will believe that Predators Strike The Eye!
Eyestrike is a small business in Charleston, SC owned by two exceptional fishermen and just all around good people, David Fladd and veteran trout guru Ralph Phillips. Eyestrike is best known for the trout eye and redfish eye jig heads, they’ve worked directly with Zman Fishing Products to develop the perfect combination. David writes: “Ralph and I often get asked for advice on what jig or Z-Man to buy. We point them to our go-to confidence lures that produce when others won’t. Naturally our personal favorites are different but we both have equal confidence in each of them. If you catch us out fishing this is what you will find on at least one of our rigs. We call it the owners choice gift pack. Sells for $19.99”. Check out eyestrikefishing.com to find the owners choice gift pack and all their other great products.
About the Author
Born and raised in Michigan I grew up fishing for bass and trout but the winters were just too long so at the age of 26 I moved to South Carolina in search of sun and salt. I quickly fell in love with inshore fishing for reds, specks and flounder. After a few years honing my skills, reading and watching countless hours of videos I was ready to start competing. My wife bought me a Hobie pro angler for my birthday and I started fishing any boat and kayak tournament I could get to. It was humbling at first to say the least, these guys were good and I was still relatively new to inshore fishing but after a few events I started seeing firmliar faces and most everyone was willing to share their knowledge and experience. I’ve won a few and lost a bunch but I have enjoyed every second of the journey and as I’ve gotten older and hopefully wiser I realize that my passion for fishing is more then competition it’s a love for the outdoors and sharing that with others. Now as a kayak fishing guide for yakoutdoorguides.com I get to share my passion with people from all over the country.
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