The neko rig has been one of the most popular rigs in the last few years for soft plastic stick baits. The Missile Baits The 48 seems tailor made for the rig. I’ve had success with nail weighting on VMC Neko hook. But The 48 really skips well, holds the weight well and has a lot of action on both the lift and drop. The flat underside and ribbed edges seem to enhance its shimy on a quick pull up and a slow drop. When the nail stands the worm on end, The 48 really shakes well in the water. It looks very lifelike in that rig.