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Texas Rig Question

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I was wondering if anyone ever rigged their Texas Rig with some metal beads in front of the weight. I'm not thinking for the flash, I'm thinking for noise. Thanks. Paul

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I keep it subtle and natural. I know a lot of guys use noise (deitz rig). But for the majority of the lakes we fish the water is clear enough that I dont think it's needed. Until I am proven wrong...

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Well it is.. its a very hard metal.. and does fray line if not managed well... its nice in that if fishes heavier than it looks, and that it fits though areas better than lead.

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I have not had a problem with it fraying line lately. There was a problem with some of the older weights, but that does not seem to be the case anymore.

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Yeah, when they first came out they frayed line pretty bad, but the new ones are are machined super smooth and they don't have that issue anymore... I have heard of them cracking glass beads, but have never had it happen to me yet.

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It all depends on how picky the bass are. Generally this time of year and through the summer months the larger profile texas rigged baits will appeal more to larger fish.

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Those are two totally different deals. I throw a jigworm or a shakey head way more than a texas rig, but the texas rig is weedless, so i use it more when I am fishing thicker weeds. Ussually a shakey head can be fished to cover water better because it is dragged along the bottom while a texas rig is more of a vertical presentation for fishing through the weeds. They may look similar, but I think a shakey head will catch more fish if there are no thick weeds.. smile

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I was out Saturday and couldn't get bit on a texas rig 7" worm and switched to a 5" shakey and caught the crud out of them.

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To further confuse us, if the T-rig is mostly for above weed presentation, wouldn't a drop shot do what a T-rig is supposed to (if targetting weed tops) with less effort?

ummmm... no

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Originally Posted By: BassProAddict
To further confuse us, if the T-rig is mostly for above weed presentation, wouldn't a drop shot do what a T-rig is supposed to (if targetting weed tops) with less effort?

ummmm... no

What I believe Tonka means is that a T-rig isn't really an above weed presentation. Infact with the proper size weight you should be able to work THROUGH the weeds and the majority of the time you will be working the bottom of the lake. A drop shot on the other hand will elevate your bait anywhere from 6-24'' off the bottom and cause your bait to hover in the strike zone longer for finicky fish. I personally don't like to use a drop shot IN the weeds I would much rather try to locate a weed edge or sparse cover, much easier to work the bait.

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