I’ve received a few emails from anglers on how to rig the Matrix Craw, so I made a video to help them out. Now you can see it, too!
Some knowledge I take for granted and, as a result, I tend to overlook it.
This is why I make sure to write articles that better explain this knowledge and go into detail with a video.
This video gives a breakdown of how I do it.
Louisiana’s inshore waters are not quite uniform. In fact, they vary in different areas.
In some places, like the Biloxi Marsh, there is little to no aquatic grass.
Throwing a lure with an open hook, like a Golden Eye Jighead or spinnerbait is easy to do; there’s nothing for it to get hung up on.
But, in freshwater marsh we come across aquatic grass. That same jighead would become fouled by grass, destroying a good presentation to fish.
Swimhooks can be rigged onto soft plastics, such as a Matrix Craw, so they are weedless and easily slide between aquatic grass.
Combine this with the skin hook technique and you have an ultra-weedless presentation!
Better yet, the Flashy Swimmer has an underspin, a blade that spins beneath the body of the bait.
This gives you a little flash and vibration like a spinnerbait without fouling.
As you can see in the video there is a “screw lock” (or “twist lock”) that secures the butt of the craw, the hook then goes through towards the head (craws are retrieved backwards through the water).
Anyone new to this may be confused at first, but once they see how it’s done they’re good to go.
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Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.
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