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I decided to pick up a pack of the 2.75 in Finesse TRDz today and a pack of the 1/10 oz shroomz. Is the 1/10 oz to big or to small? I always used the Big TRDz before with the 1/6 oz so trying something new.

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I use the 1/15th oz ones primarily. BTW, it's cheaper to get the 5" Zinkerz and cut them in half.  You get 12 out of a pack to 8 with the TRDs.  Can save even more by buying Strike King Zeros.  Same thing and usually 50 cents cheaper than the Zman ones.

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18 minutes ago, moguy1973 said:

I use the 1/15th oz ones primarily. BTW, it's cheaper to get the 5" Zinkerz and cut them in half.  You get 12 out of a pack to 8 with the TRDs.  Can save even more by buying Strike King Zeros.  Same thing and usually 50 cents cheaper than the Zman ones.

Thanks, when I bought these all the had were finesse TRDz 2.75 in.

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Less than one eighth, and as light as depth and wind allow. What most fish and call a Ned rig these days has little to do with Ned Kehdes no-feel Midwest finesse system. It catches fish, don't get me wrong, but it's really nothing more than a short jig-worm. 

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3 hours ago, moguy1973 said:

I use the 1/15th oz ones primarily. BTW, it's cheaper to get the 5" Zinkerz and cut them in half.  You get 12 out of a pack to 8 with the TRDs.  Can save even more by buying Strike King Zeros.  Same thing and usually 50 cents cheaper than the Zman ones.

 

 

Are Strike King Zeros made with ElaZtech too?

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4 hours ago, tcbass said:

 

 

Are Strike King Zeros made with ElaZtech too?

Yup. Made for the by Zman.

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1/16 (1/15), 1/20 and 1/32 mostly, in that order. You'll still catch plenty on a 1/10 though.

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I use 1/10th oz and even 1/6th oz when I'm in streams and I want to get down into the current faster.  Usually lakes get the light stuff though.

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1/15th if you want to fish it like a Ned rig, I only (rarely) move up to 1/10 if the wind is blowing my casts all all over the place.

 

The heavier weights make it fish more like a grub on a regular jighead.  It will work, but it really is a different method.

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I think I'll try this rig.It is hot in GA now and the bass bite is tough.this just might be the ticket to catch a few more.

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On ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 10:39 AM, Team9nine said:

1/16 (1/15), 1/20 and 1/32 mostly, in that order. You'll still catch plenty on a 1/10 though.

Team9nine , Bluebasser86 , etc. and other long time Mid West posters here  were "genetically altered at birth" to be pre-disposed at fishing the Ned Rig  : They have FORGOTTEN more about the Ned Rig then I will ever know , so when they post you should soak it up like a sponge !

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Don't forget to loosen up your drag a bit.  Those jig heads are light wire hooks and I bent a couple when I set the hook on a big fish earlier this season.

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Ive caught hundreds of fish on the 1/10

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I use 1/15 for TRD and half zinkerz, 1/10 on anything about 4" like Big TRD, Hula Stick and paddler Shad . I just order 3/32 oz shroom jig head from siebert and will try that for everything instead. 

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On ‎7‎/‎13‎/‎2017 at 9:25 PM, moguy1973 said:

I use the 1/15th oz ones primarily. BTW, it's cheaper to get the 5" Zinkerz and cut them in half.  You get 12 out of a pack to 8 with the TRDs.  Can save even more by buying Strike King Zeros.  Same thing and usually 50 cents cheaper than the Zman ones.

I catch wayyy more fish per bait with the TRDs, the zinkerz cut in half seem to come off the jighead very easily. TRDs will float right out of the package but with a zinker it takes time.

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22 hours ago, everythingthatswims said:

I catch wayyy more fish per bait with the TRDs, the zinkerz cut in half seem to come off the jighead very easily. TRDs will float right out of the package but with a zinker it takes time.

Gel superglue fixes the problem with the zinkerz coming off the hook.  A little dab behind the head will hold that thing on there for many many many fish.  I've caught 50 fish before using the same half of a zinker before.

 

Also, for those using the Shroomz heads use a pliers to take the bait keeper wire off the hook shank.  That thing causes more problems than it's worth.

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im on the heavy side i prefer the 1/5th oz

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On Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:39 AM, Team9nine said:

1/16 (1/15), 1/20 and 1/32 mostly, in that order. You'll still catch plenty on a 1/10 though.

how deep r u fishing?

r u fishing shallow on or close to bottom?

or r u fish suspenders, say 12fow where fish r suspending around 6'?

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12' and less, often less than 8'. Beyond that, any depth within that range, not just on the bottom.

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23 hours ago, moguy1973 said:

Also, for those using the Shroomz heads use a pliers to take the bait keeper wire off the hook shank.  That thing causes more problems than it's worth.

I just started using the Ned rig technique and am amazed how successful it can be.  I do experience the TRD scrunching up and twisting around the bait keeper wire after each fish, which makes it tough to untwist it and get it back straight. It's an ongoing struggle. I will experiment with taking the bait keeper off, or clipping it back a little with wire clippers  or just bending it down.

Thanks so much to all the above posters for the helpful information.

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1 hour ago, RichPenNY said:

I just started using the Ned rig technique and am amazed how successful it can be.  I do experience the TRD scrunching up and twisting around the bait keeper wire after each fish, which makes it tough to untwist it and get it back straight. It's an ongoing struggle. I will experiment with taking the bait keeper off, or clipping it back a little with wire clippers  or just bending it down.

Thanks so much to all the above posters for the helpful information.

I, too, break the keeper off and super glue the flat end of the top of the bait to the jighead. Works mint like that

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