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Rigging Soft Jerkbaits for Better Hookups by David A. Brown – November 11,2016

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Rigging Soft Jerkbaits for Better Hookups

David A. Brown

November 11,2016

The rigging of Zoom Super Flukes and other soft jerkbaits can be improved with this method.

FLW Tour pro Terry Bolton turns to a Zoom Fluke for a range of seasonal needs from the post spawn, to the fall shad bite, to any clear-water scenario when smallmouth have a good line of sight. However, the angler from Paducah, Ky. sometimes struggles with missed bites from indecisive fish that swipe at a bait without committing. But he’s found a better way to rig soft jerkbaits for bass fishing to alleviate this problem.

It can be tough to snare these fish with single J-style hooks, but Bolton modifies his presentation for greater grabbing power. Forgoing the usual extra-wide-gap hook, Bolton fits his bait with a No. 4 VMC round-bend treble.

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