Ned Rig - Catch More Bass With These Simple Tips

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.

The Worms...

-Roboworm Ned Worm:

Tim's Favorite Colors- Green Pumpkin, Desert Craw, Prism Shad.

Matt's Favorite Colors- Margarita Mutilator, Peoples Worm.

-Z Man Finesse TRD:

Tim's Favorite Colors- Green Pumpkin, Mud Bug, Smelt

Matt's Favorite Colors- Green Pumpkin Goby, Junebug

The Hooks...

-Z-Man Finesse Mushroom Head:

-Z-Man HD Lockz Head:

-Owner Block Head Jig Head:

Tim's Preferred Combo...

Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS Spinning Rod 7'6" ML -

Reel- Shimano Exsence Spinning Reel 3000:

Line- 12 lb Sunline SX1 Braid:

Leader- 6 lb Sunline Sniper:

Great All-Around Combo...

Rod- Shimano Zodias Spinning Rod 7'3" Med Lt:

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500:

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid:

Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Bait Storage Container...

-Plano Waterproof Stowaway 3740:


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This Finesse Fishing Trick Will Save Your Winter!

Struggling this Winter? Tried Everything and just can't catch a fish? There is a reason! This simple technique is going to make your life so much easier! 

If you're struggling to catch bass this Winter, odds are you're fishing too aggressively. The water has cooled down now, the baitfish are moving slower, and you need to follow suit. The key to Winter success if fishing SLOW. Slow is good, slower is better! 

In today's video we break down one of the most mentally taxing methods of bass fishing; dragging bottom. We explain the benefits of dragging and show a few fish catches from this past week to show its effectiveness. We're not trying to catch the biggest bass of the Winter with this technique but if you're struggling to get a bite, this will help. 

The baits...
Dry Creek 3.5" Tube:
2.8 Keitech Swimbait:
Roboworm 6" Fat Worm:
Reaction Innovations Flirt Worm:
Z-Man TRD Ned Worm:
Dirty Jigs 3/8 oz Finesse Jig:
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:

The Hooks...
Matt's Preferred Tube Head:
Revenge Dart Hedz:
Owner Dart Head:
Shaky Head:
Ned Head:

Matt's Spinning Setup In This Video...

Rod- Zodias 6'8" Medium:
Reel- Shimano Ultegra 2500:
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 6 lb Sunline Assassin:

Matt's Casting Setup for Dragging...
Rod- NRX 852C JWR:
Reel- Aldebaran 50:
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget-Friendly Setup...
Rod- Dobyns Fury Spinning 7' Medium:
Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500:
Line- 15 lb MaxCuatro:
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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