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Flair Hawk Jig Tips For Snook Season!

Author: Landshark (Alumni)

Flair Hawk Tips From The Pros

I filmed the following two videos below with the legendary Snook Fishermen Tom Lewis. For those of you who do not know of him, let me give you a brief BIO. Tom is a Ft. Pierce, FL native and has fished Florida his entire life, and has learned to master snook fishing. He started his own Jig company called First Light Tackle, which specializes in Flair Hawk Jigs. Check out the two videos below.

I wanted to discuss two things that Tom Covers in the videos I filmed with him.

#1 being how to choose the color of your flair hawk jig and #2 being how to choose the size (weight) of the jig. 

How To Pick Flair Hawk Colors

"Generally speaking.. lighter colored jigs will work better in clearer lighter colored water...   for dirty murky water ... darker colored jigs. "

Starting with color selection. With much of the artificial fishing world the terms match the hatch comes into play! Well Snook fishing is no different and generally speaking lighter colored jig will work better in clearer lighter colored water. The same goes true for dirty murky water and darker colored jigs. 

With this said, I recommend fishing the white or pink flair hawks in clear water and the chartreuse varieties in darker water.

How To Pick Flair Hawk Sizes

Picking Between 1,1.5, and 2oz Flairhawks

Now let's talk about the size of the jig. First light jigs are generally fished in the 1, 1.5 and 2 oz varieties. 

The 1 oz jig is ideal for low to no current bodies of water as well as shallow water. Tom also speaks of a trick in which he reels a 1oz jig right on top of the water on the edge of a shadow line to entice a bite. 

The 1.5 oz jig is by far the most versatile and used jig. This jig is best fished in deeper, faster moving currents such as in inlets and channels of bridges. This jig is best fished in depths of water between 8-15ft.

The 2oz jig is the big boy that needs to be fished in HEAVY current and deep bodies of water! Also the 2oz jig is great when you need to make those long cast as it has that extra weight to really project the jig out there. 

As far as rigging the jigs are concerned a 2 ft length of 50-80lb  Bullbuster Fluorocarbon leader is ideal, matched with 30-50lb Bullbuster Braided line

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