How we doing out there? Patrick Bone, (2014 Bassmaster Classic and FLW Tour Pro). I want to share with you a neat little tip. I really enjoy skipping docks with a jig. It’s something that I just really enjoy and I’ve found little things that work and things that have helped me out along the way.
This is just a neat little tip I use. I like to take my jig before I put my trailer on there (my chunk) and I like to thread a small section of plastic worm onto the shank of the hook. The reason I do that is obviously when you skip your jig under there and you’ve got your chunk on your jig without the piece what will happen a lot of times is your chunk will rid up the shank of the hook.
So you end up with a deal that looks like that, which is not very appealing. What I like to do is just thread the small piece of worm on before I put my chunk on. It’s very simple. Throughout the day if you’re throwing some shaky heads or whatever throw them on the bottom of the floor and you can cut them up and use them for that.
I just take a small little section and thread it on the hook. It’s nothing-fancy just thread it right on there and push it up about a 1/2 -3/4″. It depends about the length of the shank on your hook because a lot of jigs are different.
This is a 1/2-ounce Booyah Jig and that works well for this particular jig. Thread that on there and as far as color I like to mix my chunks and jigs up anyway. This is a black and blue jig so I like to put a green pumpkin trailer on there.
After I get my section of worm and I thread it on there it’s going to prevent that chunk from sliding all the way up the shank of the hook. It may slide up just a little, but you can give your rod a little pop and after you make a few skips with it that hole is going to loosen up anyway so it will fall right back down about every time.
As far as colors you can just kind of mix match it up. No real set deal on that. So what that’s going to do for you is make your casts more efficient. You’re not going to have to have a lot of waste time throughout the day by none stop fixing your chunk.
I think if you do that it well really help you because it has really helped me as far as making my jig look a little bit natural. It also adds just a little bulk to the jig too with the little section of worm on there.