The 9” Sledge Hammer is designed to fish shallow inshore structure where big, mean "boiler bass" call home. The long, skinny design of the Sledge Hammer imitates large baitfish such as smelt and mackerel that are frequently found in these "skinny water" areas. Basically just an elongated version of Big Hammer's 5½" Hammer, the new Sledge Hammer has proven to be much more versatile than originally planned. It swims very well on the sink or drop, making it a good deeper water bait as well. In addition, it can be rigged weedless with a wide gap hook and with the tail intact, or as a slug with the tail removed.
The 9” Sledge Hammer works best with a 1 oz. jig head with a 8/0 hook. But, it will work with various sizes and as mentioned above can be rigged weedless on a large wide gap worm hook.