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#11661805 - 06/11/16 11:56 PM finesse rage rig
balazs Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
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Loc: Lake Jackson
I love the "rage rig" system, so I made a custom swimbait hook just to accommodate the baby rage craw. I used a 3/16oz mojo weight, 2/0 gama finesse hook, and pro-tec powdercoat paint. It looks killer underwater.



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#11661850 - 06/12/16 12:27 AM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
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Looks like a deadly combo
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#11661957 - 06/12/16 07:31 AM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
dimitri Offline
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Loc: Arlington TX
looks good! what kinda hookup ratio are you experiencing? i would think with the thickness of that rage craw, you would need to use an ewg hook.

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#11662313 - 06/12/16 11:44 AM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: dimitri]
balazs Offline
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Originally Posted By: dimitri
looks good! what kinda hookup ratio are you experiencing? i would think with the thickness of that rage craw, you would need to use an ewg hook.


The baby rager's body is like a 3'' senko. Look at the hook relative to the bait- the 2/0 spans the entire body, if I were to switch to a 3/0 it wouldn't work. Any time I start switching the hook up from the regular old offset hook pictured, i start losing fish. I also changed from gamakatsu to trokar- The trokar causes a tearable cut that puts huge holes in a bass jaw that they can shake the weighted hook out of. Don't get me wrong, there are times a trokar hook will really stick them and literally pop an eye out, but it was the only thing I changed and I lost more fish than I normally do.

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#11662325 - 06/12/16 11:55 AM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
balazs Offline
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I do not like EWG hooks except for the owner beast. I like the eye of the hook to be below the plane of the hook point.


Edited by balazs (06/12/16 11:59 AM)

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#11662360 - 06/12/16 12:37 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
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Why this versus pegging a Tx rig?

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#11662362 - 06/12/16 12:39 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: 5Redman8]
balazs Offline
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Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
Why this versus pegging a Tx rig?


Instead of sinking butt first and plopping straight to the bottom, it flutters slowly down with maximum appendage movement. Same premise as a wacky rig.

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#11662405 - 06/12/16 01:15 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
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Need to post a video of it.....I like the idea of a slow flutter down.

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#11662413 - 06/12/16 01:21 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
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They are deadly all year long
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#11662501 - 06/12/16 02:20 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: 5Redman8]
balazs Offline
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Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
Need to post a video of it.....I like the idea of a slow flutter down.





That is in 6ft of water.

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#11662632 - 06/12/16 04:31 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
dimitri Offline
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Originally Posted By: balazs
Originally Posted By: dimitri
looks good! what kinda hookup ratio are you experiencing? i would think with the thickness of that rage craw, you would need to use an ewg hook.


The baby rager's body is like a 3'' senko. Look at the hook relative to the bait- the 2/0 spans the entire body, if I were to switch to a 3/0 it wouldn't work. Any time I start switching the hook up from the regular old offset hook pictured, i start losing fish. I also changed from gamakatsu to trokar- The trokar causes a tearable cut that puts huge holes in a bass jaw that they can shake the weighted hook out of. Don't get me wrong, there are times a trokar hook will really stick them and literally pop an eye out, but it was the only thing I changed and I lost more fish than I normally do.


oh ok. i didnt realize the body was so thin. ive only used the regular sized ragecraw. i have also had buddies complain about loosing fish on trokars because they tear a hole as they penetrate.

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#11662665 - 06/12/16 04:50 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
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Moaner Hooks idea... The Rage Rig..been around for years.

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#11662666 - 06/12/16 04:50 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
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#11662799 - 06/12/16 06:06 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
balazs Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
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Loc: Lake Jackson
^^that other hook in the picture I posted is literally a moaner hook next to my regular rage craw. Moaner hooks are huge and don't provide the same rigging options for the baby rage craw, which is why I made that hook. I actually learned about the rage rig from that flukemaster video, thank you for posting it. I appreciate everyone that took the time to respond to my thread.

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#11663033 - 06/12/16 07:54 PM Re: finesse rage rig [Re: balazs]
Brent S Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/13
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Been throwing creature baits on a weighted hook for a while. Didn't know it had a special name...

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