Uncle Buck's Helgramite Rigged Soft Bait
the most effective and versatile bait ever
This bait is, without a doubt, the most unbelievably deadly rubber imitation I have ever used. Soak them in your favorite scent-I use Smelly Jelly Sand Shrimp-and throw it into your favorite steelhead hole or drift it down your favorite seam.
This bait, with few exceptions, out fishes roe, shrimp, egg imitations and hardware about 3-1.
Fish it with a corkie (but trade out the hooks that come with the helgramite unless you are fishing for panfish, which is what they are designed for...), and rig them the same way Uncle Buck does, but with a number 2 Gamakatsu in red-you really won't believe how many more fish you will catch.
BUT, don't tell your buddies and keep it our little secret! Tight lines!
December 3, 2010
i like to let this sink (if it makes it to the bottom without being inhaled) and i just scoot it across the bottom the only thing i change is i use a jig head with them
September 3, 2008
a lure that is different from all others
I was fishing all day at a local lake and nothing was working. So I tied one of these on and caught the biggiest sunfish of my whole life.
August 23, 2009
I bought these because I was curious, and when I got home I was skeptical because I've never heard of or seen a helgramite before. but one day I was using my best finesse bait (Squirmin Squirt) and there was an enormous amount of bass and they just left it alone so I rigged the helgramite on an 1/8 oz jighead and BAM! they just attacked it as soon as they saw it. Next time I go to bass pro I'll get a lot more.
June 30, 2012