as I received a new Bass Pro Shops catalog in the mail yesterday. This is the fresh water version not the saltwater version. In this catalog on page 263 there is a product called XPS Freestyle Jig. It comes in 4 sizes. 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ounce. These are too small for most saltwater applications. This can only lead one to speculate that someone is making an effort to introduce vertical jigging to fresh water. I had considered trying vertical jigging on the landlocked stripers in the Tennessee River below Pickwick Dam. I have caught many stripers there on poppers and 1 ounce football head jigs with 5 inch sassy shad bodies. Many of them are around 20# or a little better. Next summer I plan on trying to catch some of them vertical jigging. They should be fun on my Stella 5000SW with the new United Composites rod that Txseadog is building for me.