If you leave your tackle pliers home when you tie flies you can use split shot to hold hackle tips and other odds and ends out of the way as you tie.
When stream fishing for trout and salmon, you want to cast across the stream and let your bait drift down with the current barely “ticking” the bottom. In this way, it will go down to where the fish are and still not get snagged. Start by pulling one or two round split shot on the [...]
To make sure you can always find a swivel when you need one, string a dozen or so on a large safety pin and fasten the pin to the underside of your shirt-pocket flap.
When going after trophy bass, here’s a rig that’s quick, easy and helps bring up keepers. Place two Bull●Shots on your line less than an inch apart with a bead between them and about 18″ to 30″ in front of the hook. Make sure to read the opening instructions on placing Bull●Shot on line. Clack [...]
This rig not only brings up winners, it’s also a great value because Bull●Shot works better than regular drop shot at a fraction of the cost. When working your bait off rocky bottoms, tie a palomar knot with a 2-3 foot tail and a Bull●Shot attached to the end. If your rig gets caught in [...]
When the trout and salmon run heavy, nothing is more effective than a deep water trolling rig . . . and none more effective than the Snap-Loc rig. Tie your line directly to the lure and attach a removable “stopper” split shot about four feet in front of the lure. Now simply snap on the [...]
Here’s the perfect rig for working heavy cover near the shore. Butt your Bull●Shot up against the head of your plastic worm. With this weedless rig, you can use a precise “flippin” underhand cast toward the bank into weeds, bull rushes, brush, etc. Bull●Shot is easier to use than a slip sinker and you don’t [...]
Spawn, or “salmon eggs” in the West, is one of the deadliest baits you can use . . . especially if you go after trophy trout and salmon. Female fish contain spawn in egg skeins. If the skein is firm, cut it into marble-size chunks and use immediately. Attach a pencil-type float or, for traditionalists, [...]
Here’s a little trick that will give you more action when trolling with a minnow. Attach a small split shot to your hook. The additional weight will give your minnow a more tantalizing up and down action.
No matter what you call it, this is the perfect set-up for top water fishing. Place a small Bull●Shot 1 to 2 feet in front of a small floating worm, hooked through the middle. Just a little wrist action will have your rig twitching, darting and swimming in circles for tantalizing moves that will prove [...]