Wacky and Neko rigs

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wacky rig for bass fishing

Another great finesse presentation to pair with a straight-shank hook is the wacky rig and it works really well this way.

For years, a circle hook was the main stay when fishing a wacky rig. But there has been a big shift in recent years to a slightly longer shaft straight-shank hook being used for this technique. Again, the rise in availability and quality of straight-shank options is primarily to credit for this shift, with great hooks for wacky rigs out there now like the VMC Neko Hook and Weedless Neko Hook.