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How to rig soft plastics with jigheads

Choosing the right jighead for your soft plastic lure can make or break your fishing success. Jigheads come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and weights, and choosing the right jighead for the type of soft plastic lure you are using is essential for getting the desired action and presentation.

When selecting a jighead for your soft plastic lure, the most important factor to consider is the weight of the jighead. You will want to choose a jighead that is the right weight for the depth and speed of water you’re fishing in. A heavier jighead will sink faster, while a lighter jighead will slowly drift down through the water column. If you’re fishing in shallow water, you will want to choose a lighter jighead, while if you’re fishing in deep water, you will want to choose a heavier jighead.

The shape of the jighead is also important to consider. Jigheads come in a variety of shapes, from round heads to bullet heads, and each shape presents the bait differently in the water. Round jigheads are ideal for presentation because they will slowly drift down through the water column, while bullet jigheads are more aggressive and will create a more erratic action in the water.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to rig a soft plastic lure using a jighead:

  1. Choose the right jighead When selecting a jighead, make sure it is the right size and weight for the lure you are using. Also, consider the colour and design of the jighead to ensure it matches the bait you are using.
  2. Attach the jighead to the lure Insert the hook of the jighead into the nose of the soft plastic lure. Make sure the point of the hook is facing outwards and the barb is facing inwards
  3. Secure the lure to the jighead Once the lure is attached to the jighead, use a pair of pliers to secure the lure in place. Carefully pinch the hook eye and the plastic lure together until they are tightly connected
  4. Test the lure Before casting, give the lure a few twitches to make sure the jighead is properly secured. I also recommend testing the lure in the water to make sure it is swimming correctly.

Choosing the right jighead for your soft plastic lure and learning how to rig it properly can be the difference between success and failure on the water. Take the time to choose the right jighead and rig it properly, and you’ll be sure to have a successful day of fishing.

We stock a range of jigheads, but our favourite would have to be Atomic Seekerz.  Atomic Seekerz Standard Wire jig heads have been purposefully designed to be used in a multitude of ways. Utilising ultra sharp and strong Gamakatsu hooks, the Atomic Seekerz can be allowed to sink in a traditional manner, or can also be trolled due to their keel design. The lure will track straight and has taken bluefin tuna during testing when used in this manner. They are also designed to sit on the bottom in an upright manner and wont keel over like over designs.

If you need any advice choosing the right size jighead for your soft plastic, send us a message and we'd be happy to help you!

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