Dressing the hook with a bulky, black-blue No. 11 pork frog further hinders the jig's fall to the point where it sinks in slow motion. Thick line, such as 20-pound monofilament, also helps in this regard. Not that Magee allows the jig time to sink. He casts the lure beyond potential bass cover and swims it over the fish. "Because the jig is so light," Magee explains, "I can retrieve it very slowly and keep it within 6 inches of the surface. Sometimes I run it along right on top."