TNT BAIT CO.
When Troyce Taylor and Andy "COOCH" Cuccia first started development of color combinations and head styles for our product line, they adopted a basic design based off of an arkie head. With a few modifications and some creative input from Bass angling friends, they developed a new jig. The new jig was given the name we all know as the WADDA JIG. Not only did this particular jig hit it off on the California Delta, but it soon became popular across the United States and many other destinations around the world.
As many of you know, we lost Andy a couple of years ago. With his passing and other tragic events, we actually lost more than I can say here in this forum. I needed a break. My apologies to our fishing family and retailers that we had served for many years. With that said, we are gearing up to come back and manufacture our line of BASS JIGS like never before. With the help and guidance of Andy's best friend, Ronnie Vanairsdale, we gearing up to full production. As some of you know, we hand pour and manufacture our jigs completely, in house, in the USA. No overseas assembly. In addition, our jigs are completely prototyped for use from the California Delta to the Florida Everglades. Troyce Taylor, Andy Cuccia, and our pro-staff worked very hard on the color combinations.
In 2015, when Andy approached me about becoming co-owners of TNT BAIT CO., I could not refuse. I have been tying jigs and fly's for bass fishing since I was ten years old. I actually have my first five jigs that I tied on the California Delta some 42 years ago. Brown with a copper painted head that was actually set up on a 65-degree Eagle Claw #4 hook. They sit next to Andy’s last prototypes he fished before his passing. Subtle reminders that time is flying by, and it is now time to get down to fishing and a grinning again. Many new products that Andy and I were working on will be available soon. Stay tuned.
Americas Finest Hand Tied Fishing Jig's
Cooch's most popular jig of all time. When Troyce and Andy developed this line it was an instant hit on the California Delta and across America. Special addition colors are available and hand tied per order. Just contact us and we can make them in a variety of different colors.
These FOOTBAL style head were simply made for BIG bass in deep waters. Great for those deep California lakes and fast moving rivers. 3/8oz. and 1/2oz. versions come with 4ot. heavy wire hooks. 3/4oz. versions come with a 5ot. heavy wire hook.
Our M80 line of SPOTTED BASS JIG'S are simply the best thin wire hook FOOTBALL JIG you can throw. We brought in our pro staff many years ago to develop these color patterns. When Dan Wells, Ronnie Howe, Andy and our own Ronnie Vanairsdale got a hold of these jigs a whole new world of jig design was developed. Thin wire hooks and a huge variety of colors and sizes give you the edge on hooking into some BIG smallmout bass.
Custom Tied Vibrating Jigs and Larger Select Baits.
1/2oz. vibrating jigs that come in colors that just seem to pop. These baits come in a variety of blade and skirt colors that bring the BASS out all year long.
3/4oz. Football head style vibrating jig with a huge front blade to get those deep dwelling HOG's where other vibrating jigs just won't go. With their heavy weight and head shape these baits stay deep all the way back to the boat. Developed by Johnny Fain "Grasshopper" while fishing with Andy on these rivers and lakes of California, these deep dwelling lures became a staple in our pro teams arsenals. These will be available to the public in just a couple of weeks. Hand built in AMERICA per o
All TNT jigs are made in the USA.
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