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I went and bought some nail weights today for my stick baits . I generally fish wacky style , is anyone familiar with the nail weights technique ?

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I just started using this technique, I like it pretty good. I just put a nail weigh in one end of the bait, and fish it wacky style. You don't have to use stick baits though.

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That's good stuff I've seen it but yet to try it I useally use a wacky hook weighted . 

I heard you can put the WEIGHT in the middle as well

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I just use regular 2" wood screws and prefer a senko or trick worm. Good night fishing bait when they're finicky

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A wacky rigged worm  with a nail weight in its nose is called the Neko rig. 

It sinks a lot different than the weighted wacky rig. on lakes that see a lot of wacky rigs it gives the fish something different to look at.

While the wacky rig shimmies on the way down, the Neko rig takes a straight path to the bottom.

it can be fished a lot faster when fish are active.

To me its a cross between a shakyhead and a wacky rig.

I use senkos, small finesse worms, and trick worms for this rig.

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Neko means cat in Japan I think not sure but my daughter told me that. So it’s the cat rig!

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1 minute ago, Burros said:

Neko means cat in Japan I think not sure but my daughter told me that. So it’s the cat rig!

not sure what it has to do with a cat, but you are right.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neko

 

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I prefer to use paneling nails, they have the little ridge to hold them in place, cheap, & can be bought in bulk.

 

Texas Rig a Trick Worm with a 3/0 hook & a 3/4-1" nail in the tail, it'll fall horizontally.

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1 hour ago, Catt said:

I prefer to use paneling nails, they have the little ridge to hold them in place, cheap, & can be bought in bulk.

 

Texas Rig a Trick Worm with a 3/0 hook & a 3/4-1" nail in the tail, it'll fall horizontally.

Gonna have to try that.

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58 minutes ago, thinkingredneck said:

Gonna have to try that.

 

During post spawn 😉

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Had a lot of luck with a neko rig last summer using a finishing nail, o ring, wacky hook, and a zoom trick worm watermelon chartreuse tail. Works well. 

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I'm going to go with the clear rubber bands this year . The one's for braces

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Fish it pre-spawn up and into the fall! In the fall or when the shad spawn it is a killer  on a fluke!

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Its also a great bullet weight replacement when the algae gets thick. 

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I'm with catt....I use nails I buy by the pound at the hardware store.

 

Buying expensive, pre-made, fancy packaged, nail weights seems like a fool's errand to me....especially since the weight is in the bait which can and will get flung off the hook.

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