Rigging Tips & Techniques

Please enjoy our latest Tips and Techniques on how to best use BSTC's range of lure fishing tackle. We hope these tips will assist in successfully targeting your species of choice across any water conditions. We invite submissions from our fellow Fishers on any aspect of our Tips & Techniques Blog.

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The findings indicate that the Swimerz Weedless Rigs are over 1/3 cheaper on average to purchase than standard lead Jig Heads PLUS have a lower loss rate in difficult fishing environments, leading to even bigger savings.


Although most fish can discriminate between very fine shades of the colours they can see, this ability has no effect on what they select for food - a fish will be equally excited by a ‘red’ lure and a ‘tomato’ lure. That said, here are some tips.


Rigging soft plastics in a ‘Weedless Rig’ enables lures to be cast into areas where you could never previously reach with other rigging methods without being at risk of constant snagging.


It's like when you changed from Mono to Fluoro .... you swallowed hard but once you felt the advantages it was hard to go back to Mono.


Using these lures is becoming more common when jigging or trolling, with Mulloway, Flathead, Bass Perch, Murray Cod, and Barra and other large mouthed species the main targets.


The setup consists of a jig head that is available in various weights, and the link. The link passes through the jig head connecting the hook on one side and the line on the other. Simply attach the hook type that best suits your favourite soft plastic.


In this blog we will look at the performance characteristics of these rigs, naming conventions aside, and how cost effective these rigs can be in comparison to the traditional fixed jig head all lure fishers have used in Australia for many years.


There are so many knots to choose from. Rather than illustrate those knot patterns already done extremely well by others we have partnered with Netknots.com to bring you one of the best ranges of knot tying instructions we could find.