Don’t Make These Mistakes When Rigging Weedless Soft Plastics!
We’ve got to STOP making these mistakes when rigging weedless soft plastics!!!
In this video, I’ll detail the TWO most common mistakes and how you can correct them.
If you keep making the same mistakes, your presentations will appear unnatural and uninteresting to predatory fish.
Take a look!!
Mistakes When Rigging Weedless Soft Plastics [VIDEO]
Mistake #1: Wrong Lure/Hook Pairing
Whether you are using a paddletail swimbait, a jerk shad, or even shrimp lures, these rigging tips apply.
If you use a 3/0 hook with our 5-inch BOMBER lure, the hook is not going to sit properly.
The hook will sit too far forward which is not ideal.
Some predatory fish, like trout, strike from the tail-end of the lure and often kick that tail up.
Not only will your hook point be hidden, but the lure can ‘taco’ and catch the hook point and look completely unnatural.
A larger hook with the BOMBER actually prevents that from even happening in the first place.
Similarly, on the flip side, a shorter soft plastic lure paired with a larger hook won’t work as best either.
You have to slide the hook through the super skinny ends of the tail to properly rig a small lure on a big hook.
It will not glide right in the water and certainly can appear unnatural.
In very clear water, fish can be picky, and having the best possible presentation only sets you up for success later on.
For smaller soft plastics, the 3/0 hook pairs best, and with larger lures, I recommend bumping up to the 4/0 hooks.
It has a HUGE impact!!!
Mistake #2: Not Centering The Lure
Before you twist a lure onto a helix or slide it onto a hook shank, be sure to have the hook point centered in the lure.
Take a few extra seconds to make sure you are in the center of the lure.
Rigging Z-Man Soft Plastics
If you are fishing using any Z-Man lures, then you will have to create a pilot hole in the lures.
Z-Man uses its ElaZtech blend to create its soft plastic lures.
The material is A LOT more stretchy and flexible than other plastics.
First, create a pilot hole by inserting the hook point into the head of the soft plastic.
Then, take the spring on the hook and push it into the pilot hole you’ve just created.
Now, grab hold of the spring around the lure and spin the hook with your other hand to dig the spiral into the plastic.
Twist the hook until the lure begins to twist and then slide the hook point through and out the top of the bait.
If you try to rig one of these lures up as I described earlier in the video, it won’t catch and the lure will fall right off the hook.
Natural-looking presentations catch WAY more fish than lures rigged up improperly.
If you want to catch MORE fish, you’ve got to correct these rigging mistakes!!
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