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YUM Warning Shot on a Ned Rig?

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Anybody ever tried a YUM Warning Shot with a ZMAN ShroomZ jig for the Ned Rig? I have TRDs on order but will be out fishing already when they come in the mail. Figured a Warning Shot might work decent for now. Any thoughts or prior experience with this combo?

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Many small plastic baits on a mushroom head work well as a substitute for the Ned Rig.   Those that tend to have a little more buoyancy to them seem to perform better for me.  

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I actually just posted about this last week. They make a good Ned rig bait. Cut the head section off so the jighead sits flush. They have a very nice gliding action on the fall. 

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Think of Ned rigging as a school of thought or bait presentation philosophy, not so much X bait and Y hook = Ned.  

The concepts that apply to the Ned are what make it successful. TRDs and nice mushroom heads certainly help but they are not what defines the practice.  

Play around!  Get a bunch of different jig heads, weights, colors and different small plastics to go on them.  The only true constant will be a line eye on the side so the jighead can stand up.  Some places and times a hellgie will be the best, others want a TRD or speed craw.  I run TONS of Neds from 1/16oz cocho cocho w/ a crusteaz (TINY!), 1/8oz kietech heads and huddle bugs (much larger but same concept) 3/32oz mono guards and TRDs (middle ground)...  The combinations are literally infinite.  The only constant is the method of rigging and the presentation philosophy behind it.  So have fun!  Don't feel like you aren't "doing it right" etc. It's all about experimentation and having fun figuring out what works for you and on your waters.  

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Yesterday I decided to really work the Ned Rig and see what I could do. I had my 1/16 oz ShroomZ with a black/blue flake TRD. I ended up with 30 largemouth caught! Such a fun way to fish. I will be trying it with the YUM Warning Shot as well in the future. 

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We shared this on our Social Media but don't be afraid to throw it with small craws.. pictured is our Baby Bizz Bug

Brian

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4 hours ago, BizzBaits said:

We shared this on our Social Media but don't be afraid to throw it with small craws.. pictured is our Baby Bizz Bug

Brian

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It works. These were caught by a local Ned rig guru at one of the power plant lakes on the Zman Punch Crawz, which is very close to the same size.LaCygne-March-26-2016-005-1024x768_zpst5

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My God! Definitely gotta try that on my next Ned Rig outing. I have a feeling this technique is gonna blow up within the next year or two. 

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I really shouldn't have read this thread.... I'm heading to a smallmouth lake tomorrow...   I know what I'm going to try....  

MUST RESIST THE MONKEY...

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6 hours ago, DogBone_384 said:

I really shouldn't have read this thread.... I'm heading to a smallmouth lake tomorrow...   I know what I'm going to try....  

MUST RESIST THE MONKEY...

If you're fishing smallmouth, and you don't have some Ned rig supplies on board, you're missing out. 

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I have some, but haven't given it much time.  Will do today.

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On 7/11/2016 at 11:44 PM, Travis Gasper said:

My God! Definitely gotta try that on my next Ned Rig outing. I have a feeling this technique is gonna blow up within the next year or two. 

The ned rig has been used for several years in the midwestern states such as Indiana. We fondly call the rig "Midwest Finesse"

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I live here in WI and have never heard of it before. But then again not many people I know around here wacky rig, and up until this year that's been my main technique for bass. Trying to expand my arsenal now with frogs, spinners, and the Ned Rig.

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