Does anyone have a simple method. I seem to jack up more 9" shads then anybody I know. Thanks
As stated . Never run the hook too deep in the body . Try and keep it close to the surface . This allows you to run it a little deeper after a fish mauls it and it rips through the plastic , thus saving time and money by not having to rig a whole new shad .:thumbup:I second the rear to front method, I use the point of the hook to poke the shad at entry and exit holes in the direction the hook is going, then a little saliva and with what I like to call the "favorite girlfriend in college" technique. push the eye through.
Other things to keep in mind is that you want your shad laying straight, so don't bunch it up against the chute, and don't run the stinger too deep in the body.
--On 9" & longer Shads I use a Home made Bait Needle--Get a Brass Coat Hanger & Cut it To your Choice of Length _-Sharpen one end-Flatten the other end --Make a hole big enough to Accomadate 80# mono --Knot Hook & Needle -then Pierce Shad Near the Knob , allowing for Free swimming --Run Needle through Shad Coming out at Nose --Knot a Snap ( Saved from Bottom Rigs ) Leave about an Inch--Fasten to the MAIN LINE , not the Lure, I use 8/0 Needle Eye Hooks --Positive hook up for Knob grabbers --geo.Does anyone have a simple method. I seem to jack up more 9" shads then anybody I know. Thanks