Tackle Tips

Palaniuk's Go-To Neko Rig Modification

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 while bringing a breathing skirt to the bottom of the bait. With the skirt, movement of the bait or shaking it in places brings the bottom to life. Brandon hits on the importance of making small tweaks like this when bass are heavily pressured or in a negative mood.