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Wacky rigging #14023474 06/07/21 02:35 PM
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How many of you guys prefer to use a weighted jig head like a 1/16 oz or 1/8 oz as opposed to weightless on you wacky set up? I realize that wind and depth probably factor in to each situation...but I was just curious if anyone felt like one or the other was consistently a better option in general.

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I use weighted tungsten hooks depending on depth and wind. Usually 1/16 and 1/8 oz.

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I use weighted golf tape to get the exact weight I'm looking for.

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Don’t drag a wacky jig worm on the bottom like a shakey head, doesn’t work... noidea grin


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Weightless is best. Small weight if you want to work faster.


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I have been using a straight shank/weedless wacky hook (the kind with the wire loop over the hook) and squeezing a 1/16 or 1/8 split shot on the shank. Hasn't interfered with hook sets and I can switch out weights or take the weight off without cutting the hook off.

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Purpose of the wacky rig is to force you to be slow and methodical. if you start adding weight you may as well throw a light texas rig.


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only when the winds kicking up enough that I feel itll mess with the fall. I also use tungsten flick shake heads from omfishingsinkers

i hate that the wacky rig catches...still waiting for my jordan lee classic wacky giants tho, theyre usually 4 or under when they bite my wacky rig....but i go weightless as much as possible so that expensive senko can do its thing and i get my moneys worth LOL

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Originally Posted by Capt. Bryan
Purpose of the wacky rig is to force you to be slow and methodical. if you start adding weight you may as well throw a light texas rig.


Partially agree and partially disagree...I don’t think it’s PURPOSE is to slow you down. I think it DOES just so happen to be a slower presentation by default though. I also think that throwing, say, a 1/16oz wacky rig vs a 1/16oz TX Rig is still 2 different presentations. Unless it’s hit on the fall, a Texas rig is designed to be fished along the bottom. Wacky rig is top to middle part of the water column and generally fished with a bait that mimics a dying shad.

Just respectfully disagree that adding a weight to a wacky rig makes gives it the same effect as a TX rig. To me they are two distinctly different but equally effective presentations.

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No weight if using a senko...small nail weight in the head if I'm throwing a trick worm

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Originally Posted by Capt. Bryan
Purpose of the wacky rig is to force you to be slow and methodical. if you start adding weight you may as well throw a light texas rig.


That is not true at all. The wacky rig is a totally different presentation and look under water than a Tx. rig. They do not look the same at all. Both work well at catching fish but they are a totally different presentation.

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Originally Posted by Kyle903
No weight if using a senko...small nail weight in the head if I'm throwing a trick worm



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Weightless only

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These in 1/16 and 1/18oz.

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These in 1/16 and 1/18oz.


Cool, thanks. I've been using the VMC ones and they seem to work well.

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