That jig looks very fishy. I just got in some slotted beads yesterday. I put 4 of the biggest ones I got, 3/16", to use on some size 4 shrimp for the salt. I still had to mash down the barb so I'm not sure about the point of having a slot unless it makes it easier to go over the bend of the hook. The slot did fit nicely on the 60 degree bend by the hook eye so maybe that's why they make them. I like the color options, too.