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Rigging the sweet beaver

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I really need some ideas on how y'all are rigging your sweet beaver baits texas style. Bass love these baits but I have a heckava time keeping it from sliding down the hook shank.  Tears really easy too.

What hook and weight do you use?  Do you peg the weight or allow it to slide?

Thanks

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I use a 3/0 or 4/0 BMFH. That big mother flippin' hook made by RI, same as the beaver. Put a little shrink tube on where the lure keeper barbs are and trim it off so that you have a piece that comes off the shank at an angle to help hole the bait in place. Thought there was another thread on this but can not find it.

A far as the weight goes, if it is in heavy cover I peg the weight. If it is in more open water or light cover, I don't peg it.

Hope that helps.

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When I first satrted fishing beavers I bought the BMF hooks from reaction inovations, I was not impressed. I have better results just using a 4/0 EWG superline Gamakatsu. I never got the straight shank deal for flipping, my hook up and landing rates are fantastic with the EWG.

As for pegging, I peg when I am fishing heavy cover, as probably most everyone else. I also use beavers as jig trailers and they are great for that too.

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Man,I appreciate the reply but,I am having a hard time following the heat shrink instructions.  I found the hook online.  It seems if I put the heat shrink over the shank that it would cover up the barbs.

Am I interpeting this wrong?

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When I first satrted fishing beavers I bought the BMF hooks from reaction inovations, I was not impressed. I have better results just using a 4/0 EWG superline Gamakatsu. I never got the straight shank deal for flipping, my hook up and landing rates are fantastic with the EWG.

As for pegging, I peg when I am fishing heavy cover, as probably most everyone else. I also use beavers as jig trailers and they are great for that too.

This is exactly the way I am fishing them now,same hook and all. I just have this problem with the bait working its way down and bunching up.

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Get yourself a Spot Remover head and see what happens.

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I fish them weightless on a 3/0 Gammy EWG.

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Get yourself a Spot Remover head and see what happens.

I agree, and try there Goby jigs too, they are not just for Goby baits!!!!!!

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Get some soft-bait glue and put ONE drop at the eye of the hook.  Its quick and that lure will never move.

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I fish the Double Wide Beaver on a GMAN or Micro Munch Tackle

1/2 oz jig. The jig heads are "stand up" like a shakey head. Hook

through the bait and re-hook near the back so that the bait stands

up. No slippage, never lost (except for hang-ups) and rarely torn.

This is a huge presentation. Definitely not a tournament rig. You

probably won't catch a lot of fish, but the ones you do will be worth

the wait!

p.s.

If you want to fish the Beaver naked, a Evolution Shak-E2 works

great!

8-)

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I use them quite a bit, rigging them up similar to RW.  They usually do select for larger fish, but here's an exception, by my buddy.  Incidentally, it was his 1st ever open water Great Lakes smallie.  He started puking shortly after, so we weren't able to upgrade his catch  ;D

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When I first satrted fishing beavers I bought the BMF hooks from reaction inovations, I was not impressed. I have better results just using a 4/0 EWG superline Gamakatsu. I never got the straight shank deal for flipping, my hook up and landing rates are fantastic with the EWG.

As for pegging, I peg when I am fishing heavy cover, as probably most everyone else. I also use beavers as jig trailers and they are great for that too.

This is exactly the way I am fishing them now,same hook and all. I just have this problem with the bait working its way down and bunching up.

Really? Weird, I don't have this problem at all.

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If you're fishing weightless, get some of the parasite clips and you're bait will stay where it's supposed to. If you want weights then buy the parasite weight.

http://www.parasiteweights.com/

X2 :D

A-Jay

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And do not forget the Sweet Beaver on a Carolina Rig.  Very effective.  

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Man,I appreciate the reply but,I am having a hard time following the heat shrink instructions. I found the hook online. It seems if I put the heat shrink over the shank that it would cover up the barbs.

I put the shrink tube on the BMF hook so that it lies just in front of the lower barb. This way the two barbs are in the bait and the shrink tube point that is bent out at 45 degrees wil ride up against the bait where the hook comes out. I get a pack of 3/32 shrink tubing from the hardware store. For the same price of $3.99 that you pay for 20 tubes from RI you get enough tubin for about 60 hooks.

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I wanted to give some feedback on something I tried that worked very well for fishing the sweet beaver.

I used a "Title Shot Jig" from "Fin-Tech"  It has a retainer/guard system.

It is advertised to work well with all soft plastics.  I would post a link but am not allowed as I have fewer than 10 posts.

BTW, I am not affiliated with these people at all.

 

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