"Dink Rig": Fast Action Fishing
Who here doesn't like to catch a lot of fish?
As much as we love to catch trophies, catching a lot of fish from a wide spectrum of sizes is always fun. Besides, a small lure doesn't just allow you to only catch small fish - big fish will be caught, too.
Some of you may be familiar about the Ned Rig. A very finesse technique that is sure to catch you numbers. But what about a rig that's more weedless, cheaper, and a tiny bit more finesse?
Above: The Ultra-Dink Rig, a 1" version of the original. Small Bass and Big Bluegill.
Created by a YFS member who loved to catch lots of fish, and nicknamed the "Dink Rig", here is a rig for slow days or for very fast action. Making this rig is quite simple.
1. First, buy a pack of soft stickbaits. Buy something cheap; straight off the clearance shelf. No need to spurge on the expensive stickbaits; action really doesn't matter too much in this case. Finesse doesn't mean high action.
2. Next, cut the stickbaits into little 2" or so chunks.
3. After that, go through your tackle box for some 1/0 worm hooks. Round bend hooks are preferred over EWGS in this case.
4. Then, texas rig the worm chunks with your 1/0 worm hooks.
To fish this, fish it like a Ned Rig. I like to fish this on a spinning rod with 8 lb or 10 lb line and cast to cover. After letting it fall and giving it a few jerks, I reel it back up and cast to some more cover. You can cast to cover because this rig is weedless.
Hi. I am Ian, an extremely avid bass fisherman living in Howard County, MD. I like to bank fish and fish at local ponds and small creeks. I will explore budget friendly options for people to use in this blog. I hope I can teach you something.