PRO TIP #1: Red bead above the jig head
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If you ar fishing for flathead in shallow water , on the flats , or in depths no more than 10-15 ft ( 3 -6 ) metres , then put w red plastic bead on your leader line just above the jig head . It seems to attract the flathead . Whether it looks like an eye of the soft plastic bleeding , I don’t know , but you will catch more flathead . If you want to make the soft plastic look like it has eyes then put two red beads on . You do a loop knot ( see previous blogs on how to tie it ) . First you do the half hitch on the leader leaving the circle in the line , put the first bead on now , then put the leader through the jig head and then put on the second red bead , now tie the loop knot . You will t the soft plastic looks like it had two red eyes . Now try it on the fishing , if there is a flathead around you will get hit by it .
see photo below .
another tip tomorrow .
How to tie the best knot for jig heads and soft plastics (Video)
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The best knot for a jig head is the loop knot . This allows the soft plastic lure to have more movement and it can dart from side to side better , which mimics a wounded bait fish more accurately . When you put them in the water you can see how real they are and why they fool the fish .Have a study and master this easy knot . You will use it a lot !.There is a photo of the jig below and you can see the loop knot.