That's an awesome catch! I've only caught one in my life that big, and it was 18". I caught it on a big fly rod popper, made on a 2/0 size hook, and from a small private pond. Closest I've ever got since then was 13".
I love tying & fishing the small jigs. There's various materials that do a good job and catch plenty of fish, and I agree with ctom, they do often get over looked by many folks.
JUNGLEJIMJIGS, I know that you've been around a long time making the jigs, so this was bound to happen eventually! Congratulations on a new PB.