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Just wondering who else fishes this and what have you caught?

I've caught tons of lmb and smallies on the Ned rig, but I've also caught bluegill, sunfish, channel cat, bullhead, oscar, evan a carp. Pretty much everything in my local pond.

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I fished it a lot this last summer. I caught mostly largemouth, but also a few white bass and crappie depending on where I was throwing it

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Lots of bass, a carp or two, and a handful of brown trout including one that was 21". Also finally cracked the 20" Smallie barrier on my River system which I doubted would happen.

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I started fishing it this summer and caught a bunch of smallies, a few LM, and a ton of bream. 

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It's kind of funny to see people so surprised at the Ned rig, since small plastic bodies on jigheads have been all-purpose fish-catching-machines for years, effective for many species, almost anywhere.

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Just a few that I have pictures of, but there isn't much I haven't caught with one. 

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I remember reading an article years ago about lure shape research they did at the Berkeley lab. The description of the bait they discovered the bass were most likely to hit was a non-descript stumpy cylindrical shape they made by taking the pincers off one of their craw baits. They decided that they would never sell any baits made to that shape though as it wouldn't sell to anglers who wanted to see some realism and action in their baits. Kind of sounds familiar doesn't it? 

 

Who was it who didn't sign the Beatles? LOL

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Since starting back fishing the first part of the year, I never heard of the Ned Rig. Only in the last two month have I heard of it and now it is all I want to throw. This rig will catch fish.

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It's kind of funny to see people so surprised at the Ned rig, since small plastic bodies on jigheads have been all-purpose fish-catching-machines for years, effective for many species, almost anywhere.

True, but from my experience, when fished side by side the TRD outperforms

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I'm gonna try it for the first time next season. What's the best way to work it?

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The video shows 6 ways to fish it. I don't believe there is a wrong way, just hit the water.

Pretty much!

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I caught 2 little large mouth dinks on it today on my lunch break.

 

It seems like every time I catch one the ned rig is all the way in the back of their throat. I set the hook as soon as I feel something, but it does not seem to help.

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I caught 2 little large mouth dinks on it today on my lunch break.

It seems like every time I catch one the ned rig is all the way in the back of their throat. I set the hook as soon as I feel something, but it does not seem to help.

Watch your line, instead of waiting to feel it. You'll have a lot more hook ups and most of the time it will be right in the upper lip.

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I'm gonna try it for the first time next season. What's the best way to work it?

on slack line, resist the temptation to feel the lure or the bite.

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Watch your line, instead of waiting to feel it. You'll have a lot more hook ups and most of the time it will be right in the upper lip.

The wind has been blowing and it has been real tough to line watch. I got use to line watching when fishing weightless wacky worms, but the wind has made it real tough.

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In what situation would you use a ned rig over a drop shot?

Every situation for me. I can't catch a DS fish to save my life but can catch Ned fish all day. 

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The wind has been blowing and it has been real tough to line watch. I got use to line watching when fishing weightless wacky worms, but the wind has made it real tough.

It's kind of like flyfishing for trout in current, only the wind is the current. You watch the bag in your line until it "catches", stops, or starts to sink more than it should. That means it's either on the bottom, or in a fish's mouth. 

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Don't mean to hijack a thread here but didn't feel my question warranted a new one. I would like to throw a ned rig on a baitcaster but from everything I read it is for spinning gear. So I thought why not beef up the hook to say, 3/16 oz (smallest I think I can get away with). That and the trailer (roughly 4.4 grams which is just over an 1/8 oz.) is roughly 5/16 oz, I should be able to throw it on a medium rod (with light tip) with my Curado 50e or Chronarch 50e. Looks good on paper, but is it possible? Does the heavier hook take a way from the action? It obviously affects fall rate which can be key depending on the fish that day. Just looking for others opinions.

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Mostly LMB, but a couple SMB, plenty of bluegills and the only crappie I ever caught from one lake.

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Don't mean to hijack a thread here but didn't feel my question warranted a new one. I would like to throw a ned rig on a baitcaster but from everything I read it is for spinning gear. So I thought why not beef up the hook to say, 3/16 oz (smallest I think I can get away with). That and the trailer (roughly 4.4 grams which is just over an 1/8 oz.) is roughly 5/16 oz, I should be able to throw it on a medium rod (with light tip) with my Curado 50e or Chronarch 50e. Looks good on paper, but is it possible? Does the heavier hook take a way from the action? It obviously affects fall rate which can be key depending on the fish that day. Just looking for others opinions.

Throw a shakyhead with a fattyZ. It's like a super-sized ned rig.

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I would like to throw a ned rig on a baitcaster 

there's always that one guy in the crowd :eyebrows:

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Every situation for me. I can't catch a DS fish to save my life but can catch Ned fish all day. 

 

And here I thought I was the only one...

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