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Great Lakes Finesse Releases Hanging Head – A New Finesse Take On The “Hanging A Minnow” Jig Head

Great Lakes Finesse, the leading innovator in premium finesse fishing tackle, proudly introduces the latest innovation in the jig head category: the Hanging Head.

Hanging a Minnow, Moping, Damiki rigging… call it what you want. It’s arguably the best way to catch deep fish with the latest fish finder technology. The new GLF Hanging Head is perfectly balanced to present any soft bait horizontally in the water column when dropping down or swinging over fish. Featuring a fine wire 1/0 Gamakatsu hook and wire bait keeper, it’s designed to perfectly match the GLF Drop Minnow. 

The custom head design, lifelike 3D eyes, and pushed back eye placement allow it to suspend perfectly horizontal. This head excels when hanging a minnow with lighter action rods and light line and will generate aggressive strikes while basically setting itself in the toughest part of any fish’s mouth.

“Our team at Great Lakes Finesse is thrilled to introduce the Hanging Head, a product we needed badly to effectively hang the Drop Minnow with light line and longer light action rods” remarked Dan Miguel, Global Brand Manager at Great Lakes Finesse. “We found as we went down to 3- to 6-pound-test line needed to fool the most pressured and stubborn fish to bite, when setting the hook, we really struggled with hook penetration using jig heads with normal thicker gauge hooks. We were losing way too many fish. The Hanging Head is the solution to this problem.”

The Hanging Head’s official release date is March 22 at the Bassmaster Classic, but you can already find it at reputable retailers and It comes in 1/4- and 5/16-ounce sizes in three head colors. MSRP: $6.99 for a two pack.

For more information about the Great Lakes Finesse Hanging Head and their full line of finesse products, please visit

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