Palaniuk’s Go-To Neko Rig Modification

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With the Neko rig firmly established, bass anglers are experimenting with innovation modifications to keep the presentation fresh. Brandon Palaniuk gives us a rundown on his go-to Neko rig setup, discussing hook, favorite plastic, hook placement and a sweet little skirt addition that breaths fresh life into the setup. 

The VMC Neko Skirt doubles as a nail weight and skirt attractant. The weighted end of plastics come to life by shaking or moving the bait — this engages the living rubber/silicone skirting, creating a unique visual attractant. Brandon is a big proponent of making small tweaks like this when bass are heavily pressured or in a negative mood.