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the ned rig. it has 100% become my new confidence bait this year. this past weekends tournament was a tough day on the water, fresh post spawn bluebird skies and not much wind. got a few random bites for the first 5-6 hours, all on different baits. jig, 2.8 keitech, and a tube. finally put everything down and threw out the z-man big trd on a lifted jigs 1/8oz. weedless ned head. BAM, 4 pounder. BAM 2.5 pounder. BAM 3.5 pounder. BAM 5.2 pound kicker. i don't know what it is about this stupid bait, but i literally will never not have one tied on.

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A lot of Ned Rig threads the past week...sales of TRD's must have missed their numbers last quarter or some such thing.

 

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I can take 3 baits to the river and know I'm going to crush the Smallies: KVD 1.5, Whopper Plopper 75/90, and the Ned Rig. Don't hardly need anything else. If I had to pick 1, it would be the Ned Rig. It has caught 4 of my 5 biggest SMB.

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11 hours ago, tcbass said:

I tried them once. No luck. May have to try again. 

i'd honestly give it a another shot and get confident with it. it took me a while to 100% commit to it, but now there is no looking back lol

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I go through phases but this year I've kept two rods close...a Ned Rig and a Split Shot rig with various plastics...been a pretty good year so far. 

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Welcome to nedresource.com.

 

On topic, I've thrown it, I've caught on it, but I don't think I'll buy another pack of TRDs.  Maybe if we had smallies here or clearer water.

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22 minutes ago, Hook2Jaw said:

Welcome to nedresource.com.

 

On topic, I've thrown it, I've caught on it, but I don't think I'll buy another pack of TRDs.  Maybe if we had smallies here or clearer water.

So I have never Ned Rigged, but I could see myself keeping torn up Senkos and Ned Rigging them.

Is it a technique you just dony prefer or is your AO like mine, where stained water, is about as good as it gets?

The Ned Rig stuff, appears to be more tapered towards clear water and for me, if the fish dont want to hit a Keitech Swim Impact, with a jig head, why would they mess with a Ned?

Im confused on the matter to be honest.

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15 hours ago, Armtx77 said:

A lot of Ned Rig threads the past week...sales of TRD's must have missed their numbers last quarter or some such thing.

 

they just work well this time of year.  hard to beat a ned on a shallow sandy spawning flat.   had 3 fish on 3 casts the other day just throwing it out and letting it sit on the bottom

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@Armtx77, where I used to fish before I sold my boat would probably be good Ned water, as it's more clear stained.  Hell, I've spearfished gar out of that river for fun when I was a teen.

 

Where I fish now is mostly stained ponds, which is pretty bleh, and most of them have silty or muddy bottoms.  I might tie on a Ned for a lake I'm looking at visiting soon in middle Georgia, but for the most part the my available water's visibility is low.

 

I think a lot of the dislike I have for the Ned is how boring I find throwing that tiny bait around and slowly hopping or dragging it on the bottom.

 

Plus, I don't have a medium light rod for it yet.  I'll still probably mostly drop shot on that rod when I do get to hit clearer water.  Overall, I find a weightless stick worm to be my finesse fall back, there's something about the braid twitching when one inhales it that just does it for me where the Ned doesn't. 

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46 minutes ago, Hook2Jaw said:

Welcome to nedresource.com.

 

On topic, I've thrown it, I've caught on it, but I don't think I'll buy another pack of TRDs.  Maybe if we had smallies here or clearer water.

i was on chickamauga 2 weeks ago and had a 30+ fish day fishing a ned rig. my buddy caught an 8 pounder.... on a ned rig. all largemouth.... on a ned rig.

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.......it's just so booooooooring😖

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47 minutes ago, EWREX said:

i was on chickamauga 2 weeks ago and had a 30+ fish day fishing a ned rig. my buddy caught an 8 pounder.... on a ned rig. all largemouth.... on a ned rig.

I ain't attacking the rig and won't doubt it's effectiveness, otherwise it wouldn't have taken the fishing world by storm.

 

I just ain't gonna bore myself to death...on a Ned rig.

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Well I am a believer. I have been fishing a lake this year in wv. Been there 5 or 6 times this year. Have fished a min of 4 hours. Most days 6 or7 got bites on wacky worms and a rig with craw. But this morning I did what my buddy said. That was tie one a NED RIG. And boy did it work. Caught 3 one was 2.4 lbs other two a lb. Lost several more thanks to lily pads. But two of the ones I caught was in the pads. Just pulled it across the pads and let it fall through the holes. The biggest one I caught by a down tree on the edge of the pads. A lot I did was what I read on here and it worked very well. Made me a believer. I would post pic but says they are too big. 

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@Daniel Abram, if you're posting from mobile there are tons of pic resizer applications.  If you're on your computer, there are tons of websites that will do it for ya.

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I have some Ned heads and a million soft stick baits.  I have not tried the rig yet, because I'm more of a moving bait type of guy.  However, I will slow it down if I need to, usually T rigs or a jig/craw.  My question is:  Is the rig still effective if you are not using the TRD baits?  It would be nice to be able to use some of what I already have.

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1 minute ago, Hook2Jaw said:

@Daniel Abram, if you're posting from mobile there are tons of pic resizer applications.  If you're on your computer, there are tons of websites that will do it for ya.

I have tried to resize them but no luck. Going to see if my daughter can get them uploaded

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6 minutes ago, Daniel Abram said:

I have tried to resize them but no luck. Going to see if my daughter can get them uploaded

Heck yeah.  I look forward to fish pics.

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2 hours ago, Pickle_Power said:

I have some Ned heads and a million soft stick baits.  I have not tried the rig yet, because I'm more of a moving bait type of guy.  However, I will slow it down if I need to, usually T rigs or a jig/craw.  My question is:  Is the rig still effective if you are not using the TRD baits?  It would be nice to be able to use some of what I already have.

yes, 1/2 a senko or knockoff stick worm works fine

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2 minutes ago, Allen Der said:

yes, 1/2 a senko or knockoff stick worm works fine

Thanks.  Your user name made me LOL

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5 hours ago, Armtx77 said:

So I have never Ned Rigged, but I could see myself keeping torn up Senkos and Ned Rigging them.

Is it a technique you just dony prefer or is your AO like mine, where stained water, is about as good as it gets?

The Ned Rig stuff, appears to be more tapered towards clear water and for me, if the fish dont want to hit a Keitech Swim Impact, with a jig head, why would they mess with a Ned?

Im confused on the matter to be honest.

My personal best day I ever had 5 smallies for 23 pounds. The smallies were feeding up on gobies. I'm trying to uplload a picture of the gobies the smallies were feeding on but it's exceeding my size limit.

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7 hours ago, Armtx77 said:

So I have never Ned Rigged, but I could see myself keeping torn up Senkos and Ned Rigging them.

Is it a technique you just dony prefer or is your AO like mine, where stained water, is about as good as it gets?

The Ned Rig stuff, appears to be more tapered towards clear water and for me, if the fish dont want to hit a Keitech Swim Impact, with a jig head, why would they mess with a Ned?

Im confused on the matter to be honest.

I fish them with a fast and eratic swim hop retrieve at a river dam where the water is made into white rapids and is otherwise muddy, and that consistently catches big bass when my preferred method of running a KVD Squarebill through it does not work. The Ned Rig is more incredible than most people even realize.

 

It's best to use ElaZtech plastics. They make the Ned Rig completely different from a chopped up stick bait.

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Most of the waters where the man himself is from are pretty stained (Ned refers to any body of water he can see the trolling motor head as "Kansas clear"), and very few of the lakes he fishes have smallmouth. I fish it all year round in the very stained power plant lake I fish often that has no smallmouth and is known for its big largemouth. They're very pressured and seem to more readily eat smaller baits. Catches lots of keepers, which have to be 18" on that lake. I'm using a 1/16oz head with a TRD too. 

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19 hours ago, NHBull said:

.......it's just so booooooooring😖

i don't care how boring it is when i'm trying to put fish in the boat! :D

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