Methods of Lure Rigging

There a few methods to use when creating a stop on the lure leader to correctly position a hook within the skirt. From the simple to the elaborate, you’ve got some options to choose from.

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The first method would be to just lay the hook and leader where you want it and crimp a stop just behind the lure head.

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Similarly, if you want to add beads to the leader just slide them on and again measure where the stop should be crimped onto the leader.

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Another method would be to twist the leader so it forms a double line and crimp it by the head. This will not only correctly position the hook but will also provide extra protection where it’s needed most.

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For light lures you can add an egg weight to the leader as part of the stop along with the leader crimp.

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If the skirt is long enough cable can also be used.

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And for a lure that will have double hooks the measuring process is the same.

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So you’ve got options.  Lots of people have an opinion on which is “better” or “worse.”  You use the one that works best for you.

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