Following last year's NAIFC tournament on Wisconsin's Lake Menomin, I visited the lake to give 360 a shot on manmade cribs.
A buddy who fishes the NAIFC confided that this untapped spot would have won the recent tournament.
According to Mike McNett, Team USA captain, and president of the NAIFC tournament trail, "Even at $2 to $4 each, when competitors and fans see these jigs catching money-winning fish in tournaments, price ceases to be a barrier.
Manufactured in Riga, Latvia, by Shark Fishing Tackle, McNett's jigs (check naifc.com) offer numerous shapes and designs, previously unavailable in North America.
An informal poll of over 20 of the top teams fishing the NAIFC tournament trail revealed that nearly every competitor relies on tungsten, at least sometimes.
Meanwhile, fishing the same ice from a different mindset is perennial tourney contender and 2005 NAIFC Champion Tony Boshold.