BEMIDJI, Minn. (October 28, 2021) – Ice fishing’s tungsten epiphany isn’t breaking news. Progressive hardwater pundits have been employing the heavy metal alternatives for years. Northland Fishing Tackle, however, is moving the ball forward. New tungsten iterations such as the Gill-Getter and Mud Bug now add anatomical details like bulging eyeballs and mouthparts to what were previously bland roundish shapes only separating from one another by outlandish paintjobs.
Beyond the cosmetic accuracies of Northland’s Gill-Getter and Mud Bug, their cleverly conceived profiles mark exceptionally well on sonar despite the smallish bodies. In this educational VIDEO, ice fishing artisan and Northland pro Brad Hawthorne shares critical information on how and where to put tungsten jigs to use. Additionally, he goes into detail about rod and line selections, as well as specialty knot tying and plastics versus meat like waxworms and grubs.
In 1975, a young Northwoods fishing guide named John Peterson started pouring jigs and tying tackle for his clients in a small remote cabin in northern Minnesota. The lures were innovative, made with high quality components, and most importantly, were catching fish when no other baits were working! Word spread like wildfire, the phone started ringing… and the Northland Fishing Tackle® brand was in hot demand! For 40 years now, John and the Northland® team have been designing, testing and perfecting an exclusive line of products that catch fish like no other brand on the market today. Manufactured in the heart of Minnesota’s finest fishing waters, Northland® is one of the country’s leading producers of premium quality jigs, live bait rigs, spinnerbaits and spoons for crappies, bluegills, perch, walleyes, bass, trout, northern pike and muskies.
ABOUT Bagley Bait Company
The personality of any company comes from its founder. Jim Bagley was an inventive, fun-loving, passionate fisherman who became one the most respected legends in the fishing tackle industry. In late 2010, Jarmo Rapala and a group of investors bought Bagley Bait Company. As an admirer of Jim Bagley for his attention to quality and of his product ingenuity and innovation, Jarmo initiated significant changes in operations, enhanced production processes and quality control. Now in 2020, Northland® Fishing Tackle, along with Jarmo as its Chief Lure Designer, maintain the legacy of creating premium balsa crankbaits and topwater lures, as well as jigs and spoons for both freshwater and saltwater anglers.