The Harness Jig can practically stop a bus. The Harness Jig is named after the custom 500lb stainless steel “harness” molded inside the bait that extends the super strong VMC Barbarian hook to proper placement inside the soft bait. The other end is connected to a 280lb ball bearing swivel that is molded inside the jig. The hook point penetrates through bone and cartilage with ease while the sickle shape interfaces with the jig’s unique semi-stiff rig and ball bearing swivel to always deliver a straight line of pull, minimizing any possible leverage from a big fish to straighten the hook. The harness is shrink-wrapped to create a “semi-stiff rig” and ensure positive hook ups.
Fishing the Hogy Harness Jig (JIGGING TECHNIQUE)
The realistic tapered head design of the Harness Jig is ideal for casting and jigging retrieves. Available in several sizes, we prefer using the heaviest weights to target suspended tuna.
Trolling the Hogy Harness Jig (TROLLING TECHNIQUE)
Coincidentally, the Harness Jig is perfect for trolling in conjunction with a traditional offshore spread. Capt. Mike explains the technique he likes to use for finding fish in open water, gives a brief how-to on rigging and deploying the SI Harness jig, and details his suggested offshore rod and reel outfit.
Hogy Harness Jig & HDUV Tails (RIGGING INSTRUCTION)
Rigging your own Harness Jig is quick and simple. Capt. Mike Hogan shows us how to rig the Harness Jig on the fly while Tuna fishing east of Chatham.
Quick Tip: Fluorocarbon Wind-On Jigging Leaders
With a little TLC, you’ll have all the confidence fighting tuna with your own Wind-On leaders. Capt Mike Hogan shares some quick tips to care for your leader.