Texas Rigging Tips, Tricks, and Gear - Full Seminar

Learn the basics or try our advanced methods to get better hookup ratio, a better presentation, and fine tune your patterns, its all in this jam-packed video. The Texas Rig is the most universal rig in bass fishing so of course there are tricks to make it more effective! Whether you're fishing a drop shot, punching heavy cover, or somewhere in the middle, these tips will help you catch more bass. 

Matt uses a very simplified method of Texas rigging. He goes out of his way to stick with a wide gap hook for nearly all applications, only venturing between standard wire and superline (2x strong) wire. This allows his presentations to remain very consistent and saves a lot of baits. 

Tim prefers a more adaptive method, favoring different hook styles for different baits and presentations. The advantages are an increased hookup ratio and more fine-tuned method. Both bass fishing styles have merit so be sure to listen closely and decide which method will benefit you the most. 

Finesse Hooks...
Straight Shank - Owner Cover Shot: http://bit.ly/2ISr7bR
Straight Shank- Trokar Light Wire: http://bit.ly/2z2MJMM
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu Offset EWG Black: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
Offset- Owner Offset Shank Worm Hook: http://bit.ly/2D9Pmj0

Heavy Cover Hooks...
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu EWG Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
Straight Shank- River2Sea New Jack Flippin Hook: http://bit.ly/2umoPyJ
Straight Shank- Owner 4X Jungle Flippin Hook: http://bit.ly/2G5aQTk

Texas Rig Weights, Pegs, and stops...
Strike King Tungsten Weights (No Insert): http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
River2Sea Tungsten Weights (With Liner): http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB
Vike Tungsten Flippin Weight (Less Expensive): http://bit.ly/2DUIxB4
6th Sense Peg X Stoppers: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk
Vike Smart Pegs (Budget): http://bit.ly/2pE9QuZ

Texas-Rig Worms We Recommend (Finesse to power)...
Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm
Roboworm 6" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm: http://bit.ly/2aKei5y
Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E
Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Reaction Innovations Machete: http://bit.ly/2pFkwtB

Creatures and Craws We Recommend (Finesse to Power)...
Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP
Strike King Baby Menace: http://bit.ly/2DSrZK3
Zoom Baby Brush Hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV
Keitech Crazy Flapper: http://bit.ly/2c3cXrp

High-End Texas Rig Setup...
Rod- G Loomis Conquest 843C: http://bit.ly/2iL1PAY
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL XG: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

All-Around Texas Rig Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Texas Rig Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
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Gear Review: New Rods, Jerkbaits, Lipless Crankbaits, Soft Plastics

We just stocked up on a bunch of new equipment that you've got to check out! Rods, softbaits, and hardbaits... here are some of our favorites going into the Spring bass fishing season. We can't be the only guys that love to have brand new gear when the Spring bite rolls around!


We're tackle junkies through and through. Let our sickness save you a lot of headaches and wasted dollars but doing all the experimenting for you. We do the exploring, then share the best of the best with you guys!

Here are some of the new items that really stood out to us...

Dobyns Colt- 7' Medium Heavy Cranking: http://bit.ly/2lU0LfV
Shimano Caenan Reel: http://bit.ly/2geIvbD

Cashion Rods- 7'4" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2GLa1vJ
Shimano Chronarch MGL 7:1 Reel: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Raid Level Vibe BIG: http://bit.ly/2wHoFyu
Raid Level Vibe: http://bit.ly/2g2NHoK
Owner Hyperwire Split Ring Size 2: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Megabass Vision 110 Silent: http://bit.ly/2mqOuiA

Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

If you want to try out some new gear this Spring these are all items that we highly recommend. We're trying new gear all the time, the next time something stands out from the crowd we'll bring it to your attention as well. 
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Fishing With A Piece Of Bass Fishing History !!!

Matt gambled everything for the chance to fish with a real piece of bass fishing history and it was amazing!!! Check this out! What an honor!! 

Do you enjoy flipping, pitching, or fishing heavy cover for bass? Have you ever wondered why until recently all major tournaments had an 8 foot rod rule? Have you ever heard the name, Dee Thomas? If you haven't, you're missing a huge piece of bass fishing history!!

Dee Thomas is the godfather of Flipping. He developed a method called "Tullie Dipping" and later, the first flippin' sticks. He was inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall Of Fame in 2000 and later the  Bass Fishing Hall Of Fame for his contributions to the sport. Its such an honor to catch a fish with a real piece of bass fishing history that was once used by Dee Thomas!

While dipping sticks are generally a thing of the past, flipping is alive and well! We've recently done several videos, here is a link to our video "Flipping and Pitching Heavy Cover: Everything You Need To Know" -  https://youtu.be/gU1uGAVyfAI

Below is a breakdown of the modern equipment we now use for these techniques...

Longer Rods Options...
G Loomis NRX 7'7" XH: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Daiwa Steez Compile X 8' Flippin: http://bit.ly/2unTSJW
Shimano Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Shorter Rod Options...
Dobyns Champion Extreme 7'4" Heavy Flip: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Dobyns Champion 7'3" H: http://bit.ly/2abq8nl
Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reels for Flipping...
High End- Metanium MGL XG: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Mid Range- Curado K (Pre-Order): http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Price Point- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp

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Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2vgSsh4
Sun Shirt w/ Hood: http://bit.ly/2vgTOst
Light Fishing Pants: http://bit.ly/2foDx10

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