Bass Fishing HomeBass Fishing Forums

Go Back   BassFishin.Com Forums > Serious Conversation Only > Techniques, Strategy & Presentations

Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 08-11-13, 12:57 PM   #1
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
bassboogieman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Parkesburg, Pa.
Posts: 3,762
Default Keeping your plastic baits on the hook.

Yes, I am going to offer a rigging tip. I fell back to this rig a few weeks ago while fishing hollow bodied swim baits in the Potomac pad fields. I was using the usual (for me) screw lock hook but was having a particular problem with a brand of bait I was using - the screw lock was pulling out and taking with it a plug of plastic from the nose of the bait - rendering it basically useless way before I was ready to change baits. It works really well with larger plastics where I don't really like the Gammy skip hook. This works really well with a buzz frog, too. Many of you may know of this and use it, but if you don't - here it is.

I use a standard EWG hook, the example is a 5/0 that I regularly use. You will need a #10 swivel.

Rigging is simple, before tying on your hook thread your line of choice through one eye of a #10 swivel, then tie on your hook with your knot of choice.

Then, as usual insert the hook through the nose of your bait, then run the hook point through the other eye of the swivel before inserting the hook back through the bait.

Then insert the hook back through the bait as normal. Your bait will not pull down and the swivel adds negligible weight to the larger baits I'm using with this rigging method.

Ready to fish.
bassboogieman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-13, 01:52 PM   #2
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
bassinbob's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pitts. Pa.
Posts: 3,801

I will try that. Thanks.
you can have my fishin rod when ya take it from my cold dead hands
bassinbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-13, 02:42 PM   #3
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
Jrob78's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,671

That's a good tip. I've used it before with toads and it works really well.
There are 3 kinds of people in the world…those who can count and those who can’t. HRN4L
Jrob78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-13, 02:57 PM   #4
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
keithdog's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: IN
Posts: 8,308

I don't think I've seen this before. Thanks for sharing. I will have to give that a try.
Just one more cast, and then some!
keithdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-13, 04:20 PM   #5
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: clarksville, tn,
Posts: 1,690

that works real well with horny toads also
the only easy day was yesterday
nobass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-13, 06:58 PM   #6
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
carolina-rig-01's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Webb City, MO
Posts: 6,387

Great post Bruce. I've seen this tip before but never broke down so well and never with pics.
You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.
carolina-rig-01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-13, 07:03 PM   #7
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: JANESVILLE,WI. 53545
Posts: 3,415

Bruce thanks for the share!
"Fishing isn't life or death... it's more important than that."
joedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-13, 08:17 PM   #8
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
lilmule's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Buchanan,Tn
Posts: 2,685

Neat trick,for a fast temp repair of one that is say nose ripped a cig lighter works well blow out when it remelts,dunk in water and wait a few min as still hot n soft,at home one can use standard soldering iron,I seldom toss a bait after remelting so many times toss in a coffe pot for remelt later for making new.Any rubber that has a flat side or top can be repoured in an open mold made of plaster n paris,slow but sure trim off excess with scissors after bit of practice they dont look bad at all.
lilmule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-13, 12:33 AM   #9
DVT Mike
BassFishin.Com Active Member
DVT Mike's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Milford,PA
Posts: 312

Good tip. I get a lot of extra mileage from smaller baits by adding a drop of super glue.
Visit us at
DVT Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-13, 11:22 AM   #10
BassFishin.Com Active Member
Crankbait's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 406

Wow!!! i'm going to have to try that!
Crankbait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-13, 11:27 AM   #11
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
Bassboss's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Shawano, WI
Posts: 7,761

I've actually seen that before but never really used it!

I'm gonna throw some swimbaits this fall and I think that could come in handy!
If you can't fix it with heavy squats or fish oil, you're probably going to die.
Bassboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-13, 07:15 PM   #12
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
Rebbasser's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 10,140

That's a great tip. Thanks!

Along those same lines here is a way to rig a tube that not only keeps the hook in place but weights it, too. Just take a bell sinker-I believe the proper name is a bass casting sinker-you guys know what I mean. Anyway, insert the sinker into the tube with the brass loop toward the nose and T-rig it making sure the hook goes through the brass loop on the sinker. Holds the hook in place and eliminates the need for an external sinker.
It's happened to the best of them: John 21:3
Rebbasser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-13, 09:45 PM   #13
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: JANESVILLE,WI. 53545
Posts: 3,415
Talking Confession

I thought the idea was so great I set my fluking kit up with swivels back when I first read the thread.

Now the dogjoe part....

Yesterday I was out before the snow came togay.. I was fluking so I pulled out the swivels and.....thought and thought.....thought and thought.... thought and thought.........AND COULDN'T FLUKING REMEMBER HOW TO SET IT UP!

You know how simple things seem to confuse me the most.
I had to bring everything in the house AND I PUT ONE ON THE RIG!!
Next year when I reline it will remind me.
I really can't think when not to use it with any plastic minnow type bait.

Bruce thanks again!
"Fishing isn't life or death... it's more important than that."
joedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-13, 04:37 PM   #14
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
MallenManson's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Beulah, Michigan
Posts: 6,431
Send a message via Yahoo to MallenManson

That's a great tip, boogie.

One I would offer up, is using a wacky tool for fishing wacky rigged worms.

No worm penetration due to the O Ring.

Plastics can get pricey!
Bass fear me.
Women pepperspray me.....
MallenManson is offline   Reply With Quote

Disclosure / Disclaimer
Before acting on the content posted, you should know that BassFishin.Com may benefit financially and otherwise from content, advertising, links or otherwise from anything you click on, read, or look at on our website. Click here to read our Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2013 BassFishin.Com LLC