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Tried the Tokyo rig today

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I just tried the Tokyo rig today. Not sure if I am using it wrong but I am not impressed. Ike said that there is no wrong way to use it and I believed him. I was dragging it like he said in the video. However, I found that when dragging the weight, it would cause the bait to lean forward and dig through the mud and not floating off the bottom as advertised. The only way to keep the bait off the bottom was to hop it or vertical jig it. 

 

Anyone else had any success with it? What am I doing wrong?

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Perhaps it only works in Tokyo ~ ? 

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30 minutes ago, georgeyew said:

The only way to keep the bait off the bottom was to hop it or vertical jig it.

From what I've seen, that's the way it's suppose to be worked. You hop it along, not drag it.

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It's a premade bubba shot, and I can't catch fish with a bubba shot, so I won't be trying it. 

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10 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

From what I've seen, that's the way it's suppose to be worked. You hop it along, not drag it.

In Ike's vid, he said he was dragging it. But viewing it again, he was dragging the rig directly on top. It would look different if you were casting 40 ft out.

 

 

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In this one, he's jumping it through a mucky bottom. If the bottom is gravel or tight-pack sand, dragging will work. All other bottoms, you need to hop it through.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Hank. said:

A Bait-Walker would be better for dragging.
 

First thing I thought of when I saw it, too.

But then I remembered that we're not allowed to use walleye tackle for bass.

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Fussy, complicated, expensive, and I'm not sure what this rig solves.

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27 minutes ago, rgasr63 said:

What would happen if the small end of the weight faced opposite?

If the weight was pointed up, then it would catch less grass on the way up. But as in the pic of the video, it would fall through grass and cover easier. Ike said that he likes to put 2 bullet sinkers one up and one down to make it weedless on the fall and the retrieve.

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3 hours ago, J Francho said:

Fussy, complicated, expensive, and I'm not sure what this rig solves.

 

A problem that didn’t exist. 

 

They sure are pushing this thing hard though aren’t they? VMC wants all the monies. 

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Another bait to catch fisherman 😂

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5 minutes ago, NHBull said:

Another bait to catch fisherman 😂

That's my take on it. You can pull the same stuff with a drop-shot tied closer to the weight and bounce that along.

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Expensive Jika rig is all it is.  I make my own Jika Punch Rigs from trolling weights:

 

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It doesn't have to be expensive. You can make the weight wire with a paper clip and use a bullet weight or two. After looking at this thread and searching how to make the rig, I wondered if this would do instead. I have a box full of these that my late father had. It's a C rig kit with these weights instead of egg sinkers. These have rattles but they aren't very loud.

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On 12/28/2018 at 9:59 AM, J Francho said:

Fussy, complicated, expensive, and I'm not sure what this rig solves.

Agree. I don't think it solves anything. I won't be using it either

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On 12/28/2018 at 10:59 AM, J Francho said:

Fussy, complicated, expensive, and I'm not sure what this rig solves.

It soves the problem of “how do we brand and sell a jika rig in an increasingly satruated tackle market? 

 

If I had a wire-forming tool I would make some toyko rigs up as I alreay have a million tungsten weights on hand rather then buying jika weights. 

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3 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

If I had a wire-forming tool I would make some toyko rigs up as I alreay have a million tungsten weights on hand rather then buying jika weights.

That actually sounds reasonable.

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3 minutes ago, J Francho said:

That actually sounds reasonable.

Gotta get all the reasonable ideas out of my head before I go back to work next week. 

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On ‎12‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 10:55 PM, MN Fisher said:

From what I've seen, that's the way it's suppose to be worked. You hop it along, not drag it.

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