Uncle Buck's Helgramite Rigged Soft Bait
I took these with me to one of my favorite trout streams recently and I'm glad I did. I usually fish with hardware and do pretty good but the fish just didn't seem too interested that day. I caught a few but my catch rate was low. I also tried jigs and other small plastic baits including worms with no change but when I switched to this lure my catch rate went up. One pool had quite a few fish in it that would ignore any hardware I tried and didn't seem interested in other plastics but this lure would get hit hard. I caught and released several fish from that pool using this lure. I also caught several fish from another small pool that would have been impossible to fish with hardware. I caught more fish with this lure than all other lures combined that day and the biggest brown and rainbow of the day were caught using this bait. I'm amazed at the effectiveness of this lure. This lure is as durable as any soft plastic bait I have used too. All of the legs were still attached at the end of the day after many fish caught.
It would be nice if these were offered in bulk bags with no hooks included like other soft plastics though.
August 18, 2012
This is a great bait for panfish, bass and trout! Just putting it on a 1/32oz. jighead and letting it sink works awesome in ponds and lakes. Not much more is usually needed to get a bite! Relatively durable and size is great!
January 2, 2014
Great strem bait!
I love these for trout! I rig them on 1/16 oz. jig head, and let them go with the currant in small rapids. I stop them around small boulders that a trout can hide behind, and wait fro a hungry fish to grab it! Sometimes I rig them on a small willow leaf spinner, and use them in the same manner, that works also! It's fun ultra light fishing! Try'em!
November 11, 2013
Works great but perch still have to be in bite mode.
August 13, 2013