After using the Ned Rig heavily this past year we've formed strong opinions about baits, colors, head sizes, and gear. Its time to revisit the topic and really break down the specific tackle that we have had the best success with.
There are a variety of "Ned" baits on the market but Tim has found 2 that really stand out from the crowd. His preferred baits are the original Finesse T.R.D. by Z Man, and the 3" Roboworm Ned Worm. Tim's best success has come on natural colors fished with the minimum weight necessary to maintain bottom contact.
Below is a breakdown of the baits, hooks, colors, and gear that we've had the best success with while fishing this Midwest Finesse technique.
-Roboworm Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy
Tim's Favorite Colors- Green Pumpkin, Desert Craw, Prism Shad.
Matt's Favorite Colors- Margarita Mutilator, Peoples Worm.
-Z Man Finesse TRD: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR
Tim's Favorite Colors- Green Pumpkin, Mud Bug, Smelt
Matt's Favorite Colors- Green Pumpkin Goby, Junebug
-Z-Man Finesse Mushroom Head: http://bit.ly/2hs2cAe
-Z-Man HD Lockz Head: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK
-Owner Block Head Jig Head: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n
Tim's Preferred Combo...
Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS Spinning Rod 7'6" ML - http://bit.ly/2QHupT9
Reel- Shimano Exsence Spinning Reel 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV
Line- 12 lb Sunline SX1 Braid: http://bit.ly/2tn8EzQ
Leader- 6 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Great All-Around Combo...
Rod- Shimano Zodias Spinning Rod 7'3" Med Lt: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Bait Storage Container...
-Plano Waterproof Stowaway 3740: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
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