Omega Custom Tackle has signed Tackle Warehouse pro Jared Lintner of California to its pro staff.
Lintner will help design a signature series bait to be known as “Jared’s Righteous Pitching Jig.”
“I have a jig tied on 12 months out of the year and I’ve been using Omega products for several years now,” Lintner said. “It started with the Derek Remitz Signature Series Football Jig and the Pro-Mega Structure Fishing Jig. I’ve always been the type of angler who tied my own jigs to get exactly what I wanted, but now with the Omega products I don’t have to do that anymore.”
Lintner has long relied on ballhead-style finesse jigs during his travels, but said on most of them the hook will bend on a big fish in heavy cover. With a specialized 4/0 Mustad flipping hook, that’s no longer a problem. Additionally, while the top of the head is rounded, the bottom is concave, so it stands upright at a 45 degree angle when allowed to rest on the bottom or on a piece of cover. The line tie is recessed and angled so it won’t pop the fish’s mouth open on the hookset.
Lintner’s signature jig will be available in five unique silicone skirt patterns to retailers and three patterns exclusive to Tackle Warehouse – Delta Craw, Jared’s Craw and TW Craw. These are color patterns Lintner developed to look as natural as possible and are not available on any other jig. Each custom skirt is hand-tied to provide maximum outward skirt flaring, which makes the Righteous Pitching Jig a bulky, yet compact, offering.
Omega President Todd Barnes said he was thrilled to have Lintner, a two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifer and winner of the 2005 BASS Open on Clear Lake, on his staff.
“He’s a hard core jig guy,” he said. “Jared is a very laid-back guy and a family man. We had a great time working on this project together and may have something else in the works very soon. The Righteous Pitching Jig is definitely a ‘top shelf,’ American-made product that true jig connoisseurs will appreciate.”
Tackle Warehouse will begin taking pre-orders for Jared’s Righteous Pitching Jig today.