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.
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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