Rigging Tips


Planning For Success

Procure more fish. Fish more Pro-Cure. Pro-Cure Super Gels are superior scents.

Know your target species, plan accordingly.

What are they eating? What size and color are their prey items?

Start with fresh leader or main line. 

Sharpen your hooks, or buy new ones.

Bring extra leader, hooks/jigs, and soft plastics.

Include weighting methods such as split-shot or removable pinch-on leads. 

Use the lightest leader possible paired with the smallest hook you can get away with. Eliminate all terminal tackle such as clips, and swivels. You'll get more bites if you do.

Snap and Glide Shrimp

I designed the Snap and Glide Shrimp to fish in my local SW Florida estuaries with light tackle and a reverse Texas rig. That's just one of  the 5 different ways the Snap and Glide Shrimp can be rigged. 

Rigged properly it will snap back then glide forward like a real shrimp. 

It's a small, hand-poured plastic shrimp that performs best with little to no added weight. I favor a 3/0 or 4/0 locking worm hook.

Mustad's Grip-Pin-Swim hook is the best hook I've found to achieve the action I designed into the lure.

It can also be rigged with a live bait hook, circle or J, and fished like a live shrimp through the nose.

Also, a small "nail" weight can be inserted into the lower nose region allowing the bait to be rigged through the back of the second section behind the head with J or circle hook.

When snapped it will glide forward like the reverse Texas rigged Snap and Glide Shrimp.

 Deadly on a popNcork.

Snap and Glide Continued

A jig head is also a viable and simple method to put the Snap and Glide Shrimp down a bit deeper. I bite the head off just in front of the eyes then fish an eighth to a quarter oz jig head until I can't bite it down anymore.

The newer weighted worm/swimbait hooks (especially the Mustad Grip-Pin hook series) are also well suited for use with the Snap and Glide Shrimp. They create a more horizontal fall while still allowing for the forward glide designed into the Snap and Glide Shrimp.

Obviously the Snap and Glide Shrimp can be rigged "weedless" head-first like a swimbait, twitchbait, or worm. 

This is a good method to fish deeper grass flats, channels, passes or boat basins.

 It will swim head-first though. No snapping, all gliding.


Snap and Glide Jr.

Here's the deal. I created the Snap and Glide Jr. and the Stealth shrimp after test fishing and missing too many snapper and sheepshead on the Original 4.5" Snap and Glide Shrimp. They attacked it, but they don't open their mouths as wide as a snook, red, or trout. So, I busted out the scupley clay and went to work.

 It's performs like the big shrimp, it's just smaller. It requires a 2/0 or 1/0  jerkbait style hook. It can be rigged 5 different ways exactly like the Original.

It's my favorite shrimp. 


Worms, Craws and Beaver-types

The world is your oyster as far as rigging goes. The standard is some type of worm hook paired with a weight.

 I still like a True-Turn hook and a bullet weight for my worms. It's not broken. Why mess up a good thing?

The new weighted hooks on the market today are incredible. I recommend any number of them.

As expected, our hand poured baits can be rigged anyway your fish slime pumping heart desires.

Get after it!


Swim Baits

Again, today's hook market offers a plethora of pinning possibilities. Heavy gauge to thin, light to heavily-weighted swimbait hooks dot the marketplace.

I use either a lead jig/swimbait head, an unweighted heavy gauge wire hook or one with a built in weight on the hook shank.

I like total control over my presentations, so I prefer pinch-on weights. They can be added or removed as needed and stowed readily in a pocket.

Experiment! Share your findings.