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How to rig and fish weedless plastics
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A little weight may
tiny #4 hook through to an 8/0.
This jig head features a custom heavy-duty #1 black nickel hook that is ideal for rigging 2-3” finesse plastics for bass, bream, flathead and more.
need to be added for casting distance, espe- cially when the wind is up, while also allowing a slow natural sink to the presentation.
This allows you to weight your plastic to fish deeper and, with the Z-Man plastic being buoyant, the plastic will stand up off the bottom as if it is alive.
Fish the snags, hop it through the weed and you should find your- self hooked up to bass, yellowbelly, bream and flathead among others.
Ready to  sh the snags with aTT Lures SnakelockZ weedless jig head.
The latest weedless option – a TT Lures NedlockZ EWG.
Jeff Wilton and a mangrove jack caught on his go- to Z-Man Finesse FrogZ 2.75” andTT Lures 1/12oz 2/0 ChinlockZ SWS.
A barramundi pinned on a weedless rigged Z-Man DieZel MinnowZ.
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This is where the ChinlockZ SWS comes into its own.
You can rig virtual- ly any plastic on this range of jig heads and fish it where you would not normally be game to cast.
The belly weight on the bend of the hook provides the addition- al weight required for casting and creates a natural, slow and hori- zontal sink.
The SnakelockZ fea- tures a stainless-steel quick twist wire at- tachment on the head weight, which lets you mix and match head weights and hook siz- es to suit your chosen plastic, target species and the environment you’re fishing.
If you’re keen to un- lock the snags and ac- cess fish holding in there, check out these options and give weed- less rigging a go.
Anglers often use this jig head on frogs, while it can be rigged on virtu- ally any plastic, such as sinking crustaceans into the mangroves for barra and jack, fishing a pad- dle tail around the weed beds for barra or bass, and even fishing heavy weed for flathead.
This is a go-to option for anglers targeting all of the snag dwelling fa- vourites such as bass, jack and barra.
Additional tips would include scenting up for a more solid strike and hook set, and if you are getting bites but not hooking up, hold the pauses on the bottom shorter and keep the plastic moving a little more to encourage a solid corner of the jaw hook-up.
The ChinlockZ SWS is available in a 2/0 to 12/0 to cover bass and flathead to barra and kingfish.
Finally, the NedlockZ EWG is designed for fishing the Ned Rig System, whereby the natural buoyancy com- bines with a mushroom style jig head to create a rapid stand up of the plastic to attract fish and trigger strikes.
This style of rigging should see you getting the plastic in and out of some crazy structure with minimal chance of fouling or snagging – when the fish eats it though, it’s over to you!
If you wish to add more weight or move the weight to the front of the jig head, check out the SnakelockZ or SnakelockZ Finesse – again available from a
See you on the wa- ter...
This  athead was securely pinned on a TT Lures NedlockZ EWG and Z-Man TRD BugZ.

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