It's all in the hair used on the Crappie Vixen that makes this jig lure so incredibly special. No matter what color we dye the arctic fox hair which dresses this jig, it's the unique texture of the hair that creates this one-of-a-kind pulsation.
The arctic fox is protected by a pure white coat of hair during winter which is constructed with two distinct textures. The outer hair is a bit coarser than the undercoat hair, but both are much finer than any other animal with the exception of an arctic rabbit. However, it is the near feather-like underhair that causes this jig to pulsate, or work, even when the jig has come completely to a stop.
This stopping of the Crappie Vixen becomes twice as effective as its competitors when suspended beneath a bobber.
"How-To" Use the Crappie Vixen:
Like any other jig it can be cast to the target, allowed to sink to the desired depth, then worked upwards in short spurts of six inches, then twitched and the process repeated over and over until it has covered the area you search out.
It also can be dropped directly down in a vertical manner, on the targeted species, then allowed to hold a moment, and jigged in short steps towards the surface.
In both presentations it is advised to hold your hesitation slightly longer than you normally would.
White Arctic Fox hair is limited in supply, which may create a delay in your order reaching you. Even so, this tantalizing, fish-enticing material captures the attention of panfish like none other before it. Every panfish and trout angler must have an assortment in his/her tackle box.
Remember: The inner hair of the Arctic Fox will continue to pulsate much longer than 99% of other hair used in fishing jigs, thus drawing the fish to you more frequently. A slow presentation is even more important when working the Crappie Vixen then when using any other jig lure.