Recently a member of another forum,himself a dedicated jig fisherman for bass and pike,asked me about an old article I'd written some years back for the original Fishing Facts magazine. The story told of my plumber and his pike jigs made of nothing more than a 1/2 oz round leadhead and about 6-8" of hair from discarded women's wigs,tied thinly and only underneath the collar. These were,of course, ugly critters,but elegant in their simplicity. And they caught (and continue to catch) pike & muskies better than anything I've yet seen! I don't know if my plumber has taken over 1000 pike from the St Lawrence river during annual 2 week fall vacations, but wouldn't doubt that he has actually taken far more. I prefer,these days, a single long rabbit fur strip beneath a 1/4 to 3/8 banana head or one of Hawn's jigs nifty HU jighead models. But the big pike seem to really grow ravenous when seeing something long & slithering overhead! On this tie SIMPLE has proven best!