Basic Black is an essential classic
In the trinity of essential crappie colors black holds place with white and chartreuse. For bluegills and other sunnies it is number one. And no self respecting smallmouth fisher would be caught short without a handful of black jigs somewhere in his kit. Trout love'em too. Patterns of all sorts are fun and effective but few can rival the simple slaying power of a plain, black jig. 1/8 #2 hook, 1/16 #4 hook, 1/32 #6 hook. All hooks are Mustad Aberdeen 90 degree jig hooks.