Watch as the 2021 Bassmaster Angler of the Year and creator of the Outkast Feider Fly Marabou Jig breaks down how he likes to fish our favorite Pro Series hair jig!
The Feider Fly is a great jig for a fall day on Mille Lacs, when the water gets down into the mid-50s and the bass start keying in on minnows. In this situation, Seth likes to throw his marabou jig long with the boat set on constant – tooling around at 1 mph or so. With a 1/8 oz Feider Fly jig rigged, he throws a 45 cast out the back of the boat and holds it steady, letting the boat do most of the work. As the jig glides along the bottom, he slowly and steadily reels it in. When a bass comes up behind the jig, Seth likes to slow the reel even more – never stopping – to let the fish run into the back of the bait.
And when it comes to large smallmouth on a light line, he prefers to go to them – it’s easier to chase them than trying to bring them to you. The Feider Fly has a really small hook, meaning the only way you’ll lose your catch is if you pull too hard.
Rod: Daiwa Tatula Elite
Reel: 3012 Exist
Jig: Feider Fly Marabou Jig
Line: Sufix 832 Braid 6 lb with an 8 lb fluorocarbon leader
Jig Color Recommendations
Shad: Subtle and natural in clear water and great any time the fish are eating minnows.
White: Good for when the water has a little color and fish are eating minnows; similar to Shad but stands out a bit better in colored water.
Black: People think black is for dirty water but it’s great for clear water when fish are eating leeches or there’s a hatch.
Damsel Green: Perfect color match for may fly hatches in the north and the big smallmouth love them.
Wine: Probably Seth’s favorite in the early parts of summer when the weather is getting warm and the algae bloom; when the water is really clear and the Black is good, the Wine shines.