I dont follow how you’re doing that. I fish 50lb braid on my jig and tube rods and I dont see how it will stay put when bumped. a pic??
ok I see i did a poor job explaining it let me explain it a bit better and I took a quick pic which I hope says a thousand words. I use this when I Texas rig. because the hook is buried sometimes I missed the fish. conversly when I exposed the hook I snagged more weeds. This method allows me to expose the hook and it runs nearly weedless allowing a good hook set.. Here’s how it’s done
#1With your main line tied to the hook. tie a piece of stiff mono (30 lb or better) behind the eye of say a 1/0 straight shank worm hook. Run the line through the eye.
#2 Slide the worm on the hook, and poke the mono into the worm at the hook bend so that the mono forms a loop over the hook point. The loop is stiff enough to fend off weeds and brush but supple enough to give on strikes. This can be used with or without a bullet sinker. but I think it’s knot’s being covered by the bullet sinker make it work better with the bullet sinker.
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