Weedless Style Set Up
The standard Texas Rig is one of the most common and simple
methods of rigging a soft plastic worm.
This weedless styled bait presentation is a very popular
freshwater fishing rigging technique especially for largemouth
bass fishing, and is also well suited for a boat load of
other species of fish,... including the use of a wide variety of other
soft plastic baits.
Terminal Tackle For The Texas Rig
Plastic Lure Choices For Texas Rigging
Just about all shapes, styles and sizes of soft plastic lures can be
incorporated into the Texas style rig. Other than worms, lures such as
plastic lizards, crawfish replicas, grubs, and tube baits are some of
the best choices that work great.
Hook Selections For Rigging Texas Style
There are many styles and sizes of hooks that you can use. The
hook should match well with the size of the bait. The larger the bait,
the larger the hook, and vice versus. Some of my favorite styles of
hooks that I like to use with this rig are the straight shank, tru
turn, and the extra wide gap hooks.
Sinker Types For Perfect Weedless Rigs
Bullet weights are the most popular to use. The most common
materials are lead, brass, brass and glass, and my favorite, tungsten.
Tungsten is a bit more costly, but is extremely strong. Using other
sliding sinker styled weights as an alternative will also work fine.
For the sake of demonstration purposes, I'm using a:
- 10 inch PowerBait "June Bug" colored soft plastic Power Worm
- Shakespeare Red Cajun Line
- a ½ ounce tungsten bullet weight
- and a 3/0 EWG (extra wide gap) hook.
Note: Select and use tackle most relevant to your fishing
conditions and your style of confidence.
How To Set Up The Texas Weedless Rig
Run the bullet weight onto your
line and tie off your line onto the hook.
Insert the head of the plastic
worm into the hook. Insert only about a ¼" of the head through.
Continue pushing the head of the
plastic worm in through the hook.
Pull the hook through until it is
buried into the eye of the hook, and rotate the
Align the hook up with the bait to
determine where the hook will rest, then penetrate the hook through the
body of the bait.
Inbed the hook point just under
the skin of the worm.
This is the weedless style
freshwater fishing Texas Rig.
This is one of my most favorite fishing rigs to use, and I
think that you will have a blast with it also.
Interested in some more tips and techniques,
and different methods for fishing this rig? Check out
more information about Texas style Rigs.
Texas Rig Kit (Assorted)
Texas Rigging Kit
- This 30 piece kit has what you need for Texas rigging
- 1/0, 2/0, 3/0 Hooks
- Red Beads
- ⅛, ¼, and ½ ounce black bullet weights
- All for under $10
Twist Fishing System 100 Piece Kit
System 100 Piece Kit
- This 100 piece kit includes everything you need for
weedless Texas style rigging;
- 1/0, 2/0, 3/0 Eagle Claw Hooks
- 1/16 oz, ⅛ oz, ⅜ oz bullet
- 7.5" Culprit Ribbon Tail Worms
- This kit is designed to hide the swivel while still
allowing the bait and hook to freely spin.
- Expect to pay around $24.99
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