Bass Pro Shops Hook Guard for Weedless Lures
Works like a charm
Dis-regard the diagram on the package. The picture in the ad is wrong. Use the hook to pierce a hole thru the flattened end where the dimple is. Push the hook thu far enough past the barb of the hook to get your line under it and pull it back so the guard is threaded on your line. Tie on the jig then slide the guard down the line over the eye and slip the other end over the barb of the hook so its in a straight line. I've done very well with these.The large size is effective on large buzz baits. Just keep in mind a straight line from the barb to the top of the hook. I also fish a single hook live nightcrawler rig with just enough weight to get past the bluegills. I use this with a Spirex 1000 spinning reel and 6lb fire line( 4lb is difficult for me to see) leave the reel open let them run about 6 feet lock it up set the hook. If after about 30 seconds no strike pull with the rod about 4 to 6ft retrive at a time. Just keep opening the bail. A small amount of air injected in the tail end of the nightcrawler helps too-Good Luck
June 28, 2008
Order the Large
This is a useful product. Whatever length you think you need, order the LARGE. I ordered MEDIUM, received a packet marked MEDIUM but containing hook guards that were the size specified for the SMALL -- 7/8 inch. BPS was very courteous to replace them, but the ones in the second package, also marked MEDIUM, were also only 7/8 in. long. Then I asked them to ship LARGE, I could not make the "too short" ones longer, I can cut off the "too long" ones to fit. The ones in the packet marked LARGE were in fact 1 5/8 in., as the catalog specifies.
August 9, 2011
best thing since sliced bread
we use these guards for crappie fishing. i have tried every kind of weedless jig out there. these have been the best ever .we fish very tight brush and have very few break offs. they are very tough. i have caught several crappie at a time before i have to change it out to a new one. coupled with a bobby garland baby shad i usually go through 2 baby shads to one stick guard.
March 21, 2012
I have used these guards for years and they definitly save jigs. However, the manufacturer has gone the cheap route by shortening their length to save money. I would rather pay a little more for a good product than get inferior merchandise. If you want a decent size guard for crappie jigs, order the large and cut as needed.
March 21, 2013