The Neko rig is a deadly finesse bait for lethargic bass. Its one of those lures that just seems to catch a bigger-than-average bass. If you're faced with tough weather conditions or bass that just don't seem to want to bite, pick up a Neko Rig and give it a try.
The Neko is a new spin on an old favorite. Neko rigging can be applied to virtually any soft plastic but it shines with straight tail and cut tail worms. It combines the best of both worlds with an exposed hook but still remains incredibly weedless.
Below is a breakdown of Tim's favorite baits, gear, and rigging components for this method. The key to a great hookup ratio with the Neko rig is in the details. Pay close attention to how Tim rigs the baits in order to maximize your time on the water.
G7 Worm Pliers - http://bit.ly/2PRMNrG
G7 Worm Protect Tubes - http://bit.ly/2PWEkUs
O- Wacky Tool - http://bit.ly/2wtX7M8
The O-Wacky Tool O-Rings 25pk - http://bit.ly/2h5MhX2
Swagger Tackle Tungsten Pagoda Nail Weights - http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW
Lunker City Wacky Weight 10pk - http://bit.ly/2SbAesV
Owner Mosquito "Light" Hooks - http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3
Mustad TitanX Wacky/Neko Rig Hook - http://bit.ly/2yYcJLc
Yamamoto Kut Tail Worm - http://bit.ly/2iXlzPu
Yamamoto 5" Senko - http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Daiwa Yamamoto Neko Fat 5" - http://bit.ly/2o2O3LG
Daiwa Yamamoto Neko Straight - http://bit.ly/2kH4KuC
Zoom Trick Worm - http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E
Zoom Swamp Crawler - http://bit.ly/2arWoA8
Strike King Fat Baby Finesse - http://bit.ly/2aKei5y
Tim's Neko Setup...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852S JWR: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv
Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV
Line- 12 lb Sunline Xplasma Asegai Braid: http://bit.ly/2OR5i2j
Leader- 6 lb Sniper Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Budget Friendly Combo...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7' M - http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Nasci 2500 - http://bit.ly/2g278cC
Line- 15 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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