Not just for dropshot anymore...Try the Super Pin-Tail on the Neko Rig Master
Finesse techniques are flourishing in Japan, and no one brings a
finer touch to refinement than Japanese lure designers.
If you havenít yet heard of the Neko rig, you will soon. This
rig employs a nail or head weight inserted at the nose of the soft plastic and
a hook inserted wacky style anywhere from an inch back to the middle of the
bait. The rig is a sort of hybrid in style and function between a dropshot and
a wacky worm, and it permits the angler a unique delivery system that bass just
canít resist. But try it on the Super Pin-Tail and you'll feel like you've ventured into a new category of bait altogether!
Soft baits are vulnerable to
tearing when they are head-weighted and body hooked in Neko rig fashion. For
some baits, an O-ring provides an adequate solution, but the range of lures you can use in this manner is limited.
Enter the Neko Rig Master and Mosquito Heavy Guard hooks
from Gran Company! The Neko Rig Master is a screw-in device with a
hook-placement hole in the top. It not only extends the durability and
longevity of the plastic but also adds many more baits to the range of Neko rig
Try it with the Jackall (Lake Police) Super Pin-Tail. We tested it using a 1/64-ounce nail weight. The result was an awesome looking bait with a nervous
tail that quivers like a live minnow at rest.
Like we said, it was as if we had stumbled upon a whole new category of finesse fishing!
Handsome hand-pour finesse
plastics from Jackall!
On the shores of Lake
Biwa, home of the recently
confirmed 22-pound, five-ounce world record bass of Manabu Kurita, sits the
headquarters of Jackall Bros. The company was founded by Seiji Kato designer of
the Sammy and Pointer for Lucky Craft before he set out on his own
Seiji brought the Flick Shake technique along with his Flick
Shake worm and jighead to the United States
to revolutionize wacky worm fishing here. Success with the Flick Shake prompted
anglers to test the effectiveness of the Jackall hardbaits. Well, if you are a fan of Japanese tackle,
you know much of the rest of the Jackall story.
Other hand-poured Jackall soft baits include the Micro Flick, the Cross Tail Shad, and Super Cross Tail Shad.