How To Peg A Weight for Texas Rigging

Here are the best ways to peg a weight for fishing the Texas rig.  Learn easy tips and tricks to quickly peg a weight and get back to fishing!

 

 
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Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource.com, and today I want to talk to you about pegging your bullet sinker to your Texas rig bait. There's several ways to do it, and actually there's two that I use the most. I want to take you through that in a second.

   But the first thing I want to tell you is, don't use a toothpick. I see a lot of folks do this, and this is really not the way to do it. They just take a toothpick, stick it up inside the bullet sinker, break it off and call it good. Not a good idea, and there's really two reasons why.

   One, is that can nick or damage the line, when it pinches up inside the bullet sinker. And of course, that's going to fail you right when you need it most, when you're pulling on a big fish, right, it's going to break off. So you don't want to do that.

   And the other reason is when you have the toothpick in there, as it absorbs the water it's going to expand, which it swells up and of course, it's going to do a good job of holding that sinker in place. However, if you get a nick or your line gets frayed and you want to re-tie, it makes it virtually impossible to slide that bullet sinker up past all that damaged line and cut it off and re-tie again. You literally have to take everything all apart and put it all back together again, and that wastes a lot of time fishing. So let me show you the two ways that I use to peg my sinkers.

   One of them, I use a little something here that's called a Peg-It. And all that is, if you can see that, it’s just a piece of rubber that is tapered. And it has a little stopper here on the end, all right.

   You can buy these at any tackle store, your local tackle store. I encourage you to buy from your local tackle store before you go online, simply because those are the guys that support your local lake, and your habitat and your neighborhood. So go to them first, see if they have this, and it's called a Peg-It.

   It's tapered, which is great because what you do, you can fit pretty much any hole size for that. You've got your line here, and I've got my bullet sinker right on the line. And all you do is just thread it up inside the sinker, and pull it out the other end, just like so, all right. And just pull it in nice and snug.

   Now what you do, just cut off that excess. All right. And I left a little too much out, and I'll make that look a little bit nicer. All right. Now see, you hold it in place. It's not going to slide on your line. See that?

   But the beauty of it is when you need to re-tie, all you do, wet the line a little bit and you can slide it right up the line, just like that. And then when you're done tying, you just slide it right back down. All right. Cool thing about it too is you put this on after you've tied your rig.

   Now the other method I'm going to show you, you need to do before you tie your hook on. And this is a what they call bobber stoppers. Now bobber stoppers are, as the name implies, they’re used by fishermen who use bobbers to keep the bobber from sliding up and down the line. We can use the same thing for your weights. And they look just like that, all right. They come in different colors. They don't cost very much they're very inexpensive.

   But see the little loop there on the top? That's where you thread your line. And all you do, thread your line through the hole, and then grab a hold, just like that, lines through. Now I grab a hold of this little red deal. And you just slide it onto your line, just like that. And it comes right off. Now I have that, see that? That's right on the line.

   And now you can adjust it, you can slide it up and down as necessary, same concept. When you're all rigged up, it looks something like this. See that? Holds that sinker right in place, but then I can just move it up out of the way, if I need to re-tie. There's the sinker, see, now it's sliding all the way up to the bobber stopper. I can re-tie the frayed line, move the stopper back in place, then I'm back in business.

   Really cool. Cheap, effective, fast ways to peg your sinker and you won't have to use a toothpick and damage your line. Hope those tips help. For more tips and tricks like that, visit BassResource.com.


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