Re: ARTICLE: Sure Bet For Summer Bass? Try a Simple Shaky Head
Just because the technique is finnese doesn't mean it has to be slow. You can cover water with it efficiently, not as quickly as a crank or spinnerbait, much quicker than say a "t"rigged worm. You are able to use it as a "spot" checker, say different areas on a dock or along a rip rap wall, etc. It is not always a finnese worm rigged weedless, an open hook can be used in minimal cover to good effect, as someone mentioned, you can wacky rig a worm, you can use it to swim a worm. The technique lends itself to quite a bit of versatility, don't be afraid to experiment.
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