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Notice the difference in the head size of Northland Fishing Tackles 1/16th oz. tungsten Hard Rock Mooska (center) and Fire-Ball jig (right) compared to the lead based jig of the same weight on the left. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Dock Talk: Tungsten jigs gaining popularity

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Over the past few years, the popularity of tungsten ice fishing jigs has increased dramatically.

It's possible that you may have never heard the term "tungsten". I hadn't until just a few years ago, which is odd since the dense metal, also known as wolfram, was discovered in the late 1700s.

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