Not sure what a "longfin" is; probably a regional name. The lure is a very effective squid lure, no matter the type of squid you're after. I've caught humboldts in the Sea Of Cortez on such a jig as the one pictured, as well as market squid on nests off Southern California. Found a 2-speed reel a distinct advantage with the larger model humboldts in the 30#-50#+ range, otherwise feels like you're trying to lift a sunken ship.
Yes, the Lead Masters Magnum Squid Jigs can be used to catch longfin and Humboldt squid.
Here is information that I was able to find online about Humboldt Squid: http://saltfishing.about.com/od/commonspecie1/fl/Fishing-for-Giant-Humboldt-Squid.htm
“Fishing for Humboldt squid is best done during the dark of night using multiple, pre-mounted 300 to 500-watt halogen lamps, which generally draws the big squid toward the boat. After they appear, steadily chumming using chunks of mackerel or squid will usually keep them hanging around. Although they can sometimes be caught with bait or on conventional fishing lures, special equipment is sometimes needed for larger Humboldt squid to get the job done right.
I recommend using a 3 to 6 foot length of multi-strand, 150+ pound test wire leader with a specially designed squid jig attached to the terminal end of the rig. These lures have numerous pin-like prongs running up and down the body, which ensnare the tentacles of the giant squid as soon as they wrap around the artificial bait.”
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- Springfield, MO