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When you texas rig something, say a craw bait, do you ever superglue the weight to the bait in order to have more control and a better sense of what is going on with your bait?  Often on the fall, my bullet weight will sink way faster than the plastic and I will end up not being able to feel what is happening to my bait, only the sinker.

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Use a bobber stop. Put it on your line before rigging the hook/sinker. Slide it down to the weight.

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Bobber stopper, if you want to.  Some peg, some don't.  

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35 minutes ago, Gilgamesh said:

When you texas rig something, say a craw bait, do you ever superglue the weight to the bait in order to have more control and a better sense of what is going on with your bait?  Often on the fall, my bullet weight will sink way faster than the plastic and I will end up not being able to feel what is happening to my bait, only the sinker.

You lure will separate on the initial fall but that distance will not be more than a few inches. The moment you apply pressure to move the Texas rig that distance closes & almost never happens again.

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6 hours ago, Catt said:

You lure will separate on the initial fall but that distance will not be more than a few inches. The moment you apply pressure to move the Texas rig that distance closes & almost never happens again.

This is why I stopped pegging almost completely.

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Just now, doyle8218 said:

This is why I stopped pegging almost completely.

I never started except for punching & then I seldom do.

One of the biggest myths in bass fishing is that some how ya gonna get all this separation!

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I remember reading an article by Larry Nixon that one of his secrets was to use a heavy, shiny slip sinker with a 4" curly tail worm. He would pitch it under docks. The heavy sinker would fall fast which would cause separation. But the worm looked like it was chasing something as it fell behind it, triggering a reaction strike.

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On a Texas rig I usually want separation to some degree. It causes the plastic to have more action it seems. Now when punching I use a bobber stopper as I want the weight and the bait to be compact and together which makes it easier to punch through pads etc. And like stated above when you move the bait and begin to retrieve it the weight slides right back down to the hook

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To peg or not to peg, that is a very interesting debate. It seems the more you search the more divided it is. For example, i watched videos of glen may and he says to peg. Then i watched Shaw Grigsby say that you will catch more fish not pegging. Very interesting. 

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The disconnect between weight and bait is what makes a Texas rig unique.  A number of jigheads are built with wide gap hooks and can be "tex-posed" to fish more weedless but will give you the connection to the bait you're looking for.

 

oe

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There is no argument that there is separation, the argument has always been how far is that separation.

The OP says " I will end up not being able to feel what is happening to my bait, only the sinker."

I'm saying the sinker & his bait are not separated except on the initial fall & once he moves the T-rig all separation is gone. 

@Gilgamesh you are in fact felling the weight & lure!

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I agree with Catt, you only get seperation on the initial fall, but after that you are feeling both the weight and the lure. Peg it when your punching thru thick stuff and unpeg everywhere else.

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You want separation on the fall and while your working it?. ..Tie a Petey Rig 

 

Mike 

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I have experimented with pegging , ewg hooks , lizards , craws , creatures....and my catch rate went down . The basic T-rig with a plastic worm, slip sinker and offset hook the way I learned from reading how the old pros did it, work best for me .

 

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