The spine rig is a finesse rig that came from Japan and is popular on the West Coast. They’ve been pretty darn good at keeping it a secret, but I’m fixing that with this blog! Read on!
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Top Secret! The Cat Rig
Our next part of the Top Secret! series of new, fish catching, rigs is called the cat rig. I named it that because when you get done building this baitfish imitating lure it’ll move like a cat — subtle on the fall with just a little shimmy, and it stays perfectly horizontal in the water. Those of you who follow what I do know that’s super important to me. Anything that imitates a baitfish should always be horizontal in the water. It’s weedless, too. Ok, with all that out of the way let’s build one. We’ll start with a list […]
The Wacky Jig Head
There’s a product out there that I want you to know about. It’s made by VMC and it’s called the Ike Approved Wacky Weedless Jig Head. It comes in four weights and three colors. It’s armed with a razor-sharp EWG hook that’s protected with a light wire weedguard that’ll help prevent hang-ups but won’t interfere with your hookset. It’s a really versatile piece of tackle. I designed it for three specific fishing scenarios. The wacky rig The first, and I suppose the most obvious, use for this head is on a wacky rig. Sometimes you need a little weight to […]