Northland says that their new Tungsten Crappie King Fly will be outfitted with an ultra-sharp,
perfectly-proportioned hook designed for the delicate mouths of panfish.
(Photo courtesy Northland Fishing Tackle)
Crappie Basics: Northland Introduces Tungsten Crappie King Fly
by Richard Simms, CrappieNOW Editor
Northland Fishing Tackle is a well-known name in providing great products for panfish anglers. The company says its new Tungsten Crappie King Fly is destined to even succeed their historic fish-catching capabilities.
They believe hair-jigs deliver a natural, flowing action that entices fish without live bait additives. They say the Tungsten Crappie King Fly gives anglers a new alternative that casts farther and drops faster.
Tungsten is 30 percent denser than lead, getting down quickly and casting exceptional distances. And they say that once in the strike zone, anglers will feel more bites because of the hardness of the material, which telegraphs more sensitivity up the line, through the rod, and into the anglers’ hands. The eco-friendly material is also better for the environment.
The Crappie King Fly features a hand-tied feather/tinsel tail in a menagerie of colors.
As bass anglers, who have used tungsten weight for years already know, tungsten doesn’t come cheap. The MSRP of the Crappie King Fly will be $7.99 for a two-jig card. It will be available in the Spring of 2024.
See more Northland “New Products” here.
Capt. Richard Simms is the Editor of CrappieNOW magazine as well as owner of Scenic City Fishing Charters. Formerly he was a game warden for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency before becoming a photographer and PR guy for TWRA. That lead to a 30-year career as a broadcast journalist and freelance outdoor writer. Follow Capt. Simms other writings on his “Richard’s Ramblings” Facebook page.