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Question about rigging plastics

Hey all,

I typically post in the South and Big Bend regions, but am working on a project and need help from all over the state! I am doing market research for a UF project in my graduate program that is researching the market potential of a new type of weedless screw-lock/circle-hook rig for rigging soft-plastics. The idea is that the product will prolong the life of your soft-plastic, but more importantly result in less gut-hooking fish while using them as compared with other methods. It would help tremendously if you could answer a few questions with an honest answer.

1. Do you see an advantage in using a screw-type mechanism for rigging a soft-plastic such as the one shown below, or currently use one, or do you prefer a traditional worm hook?


2. Have you ever considered rigging a soft plastic with circle hooks or do you currently? What has been your experience with rigging this way or similarly? Something like this:


Your input is highly appreciated!!


  • polliwogpolliwog Posts: 355 Deckhand
    I have used the screw in type of hook with out weight on several baits made especially for this type of hook. Something called the Albie Snax is used up north for Obviously Albies. I use regular Texas style hooks for most other plastics,like super flukes rigged weed less ,in the everglades mangroves. The plastic has to have the planned type head to properly set up for the screw in hooks. Good luck with your research.
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