This Is What The Nub Rig Looks Like Underwater
Have you ever been swimming a paddletail in front of fish but they won’t seem to bite anything?
We learned a little secret modification you can make to your paddletail lure to increase strikes.
The answer is the NUB rig!
Check out what it looks like underwater here!!
This Is What The Nub Rig Looks Like Underwater [VIDEO]
The “nub” rig is a paddletail lure with the tail torn off to create a small jerkbait.
Just by tearing off the tail, you can create a total different action on the lure.
For this underwater experiment, the paddletail and nub rig will both be rigged on trout eye jigheads.
In this case, the lure used is a Slam Shady 2.0 paddletail lure.
When you are retrieving the Slam Shady paddletail as normal, the tail vibrates in the water and the lure bounces up and down giving off natural movement.
It is a steady motion with not much erratic behavior.
After the tail is removed from the Slam Shady 2.0, the nub rig moves extremely erratic through the water bouncing from side to side.
The nub rig imitates a fleeing shrimp, a very small baitfish trying to escape from a predator, or an injured baitfish.
Removing the tail of the Slam Shady Paddletail not only changes the action of the lure but also the profile.
It creates a much smaller profile.
This is a great choice if the fish are feeding on small glass minnows or smaller shrimp.
The nub rig is best used for finicky fish to bait them into a reaction strike.
A paddletail without the tail gives off a darting and erratic movement different from its original action.
That type of behavior naturally triggers an instinctive strike from predatory fish.
Paddletail lures sometimes do not match the baitfish that predators are dialed in on which can lessen the number of strikes you get.
It is always best to “match the hatch” and match your lure to the bait the fish are feeding on.
By removing the tail of a paddletail, you better match the bait that fish are feeding on which can trigger a reaction strike.
If fishing is slow or fish are feeding but will not hit a paddletail, give the nub rig a try to create erratic action.
A different profile and movement can induce reaction strikes from hesitant fish.
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