Why You Should NOT Peg Your Texas Rig Weight

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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.