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Why You Should NOT Peg Your Texas Rig Weight

An old fashioned Texas rig has been catching bass forever and remains one of the most versatile presentations in your arsenal. While it’s common practice to peg the weight with a bobber stop to prevent it from sliding up and down your line, Hall of Fame angler Shaw Grigsby explains why this is a mistake in his opinion. 

Whether you prefer flipping, pitching, casting, or a combination of the three, consider forgoing the bobber stop peg with your Texas-rigged baits. As Shaw explains, leaving your weight free-floating on the line provides a higher hookup ratio and landing rate; the free-sliding weight allows a more natural action to be imparted on the plastic and reduces the occurrence of a bulky weight forcing the fish’s mouth open and the hook flying out without getting purchase.