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Created in 1993, Big Hammer swimbaits, or "Hammers" as they are affectionately called, are easily recognized by the original Big Hammer Square Tail™ design. This unique Square Tail combined with hydrodynamic body designs create an unparalleled vibrant swimming action - even at very slow retrieve speeds. Using the finest quality plastic available creates a bait that is not only looks great but also has the perfect balance between durability and action. Freshwater or saltwater - tie one on and see for yourself how "Nothing kicks like the tail of a Big Hammer".


The 4 inch Big Hammer™ swimbait is known as the best "swimming" of all the Big Hammer swimbaits and is the ideal size for trying swimbaits on nearly all bodies of water. In addition to it's size, another thing that makes the 4 inch Big Hammer swimbait so versatile is that it can be rigged on a wide range of Hammer Head jig head sizes that have a 4/0 hook.

The 5 inch Big Hammer™ swimbait is the most popular of all the Big Hammer™ swimbait sizes. Originally designed for calico bass fishing off the coast of Southern California and Baja Mexico, the 5" Hammer proves daily that not only is it one of the best lures for calico bass but it is an excellent lure for nearly all species that inhabit the inshore and offshore waters of the West Coast. It is also a great freshwater bass bait with an 18 lb. largemouth and 8 lb. spotted bass to it's credit.

The 6˝ inch Big Hammer™ swimbait is the third largest size in the Big Hammer™ line-up. In saltwater the 6˝ is a very popular bait among calico, striped bass, rockfish and lingcod anglers. In the West Coast freshwater scene it is used quite often in the trout colors for big largemouth bass and landlocked striped bass. The 6˝" Hammer is also a favorite among pike and musky anglers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

The 9" Sledge Was designed
to fish shallow inshore structure where big, mean "boiler bass" call home. The long skinny design of the 9" Sledge Hammer imitates the large bait fish such as smelt and mackerel that are frequently found in these "skinny water" areas. Basically just an elongated version of Big Hammer's 5˝" Hammer, the new Sledge Hammer has proven to be much more versatile than planned.


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Rigging swimbaits using quick drying "Super" or cyanoacrylate glue:

There are many ways to rig a swimbait and many ways to use glue in the rigging process. The following is the technique that I currently use at home when I am pre-rigging baits for an up-coming trip. It keeps most of the glue inside the bait but it is a longer and more precise process than my "on the water" technique.


Step 3) Hold the jig head up to the swimbait again, this time slightly forward. Note where the hook should enter the front of the swimbait so that the top of the swimbait is flush with the top of the jig head.

Step 4) Push the hook into the front of the swimbait slightly. Turn the swimbait so that you are looking directly at the back of the bait. Looking at the swimbait from this direction will help you rig it straight.



Step 5) Slide the swimbait on the jig head and stop just when the hook starts to come out of the mark you made in the back of the swimbait. If possible, do this in one motion as stopping and starting may cause crooked rigging. It is best to try and grab the swimbait where the hook has already gone through. This will help crooked rigging due to squeezing of the swimbait while rigging.

Step 6) Make a mental note of the distance between the back of the bait keeper on the jig head and the front of the swimbait. Remembering this distance will allow you to skip Step 2 the next time you are rigging a swimbait on that size jig head.

Rig the bait as you normally would. When you get the point where the head of the swimbait is just touching the bait holder on the jig head stop and put a small drop on the bait holder and continue rigging. As quickly as possible continue rigging the bait as you normally would. With a little practice you should be able to get a strong bond without any of the glue oozing out of the gap between the head of the swimbait and the jig head.