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The 3 Best Ways To Rig A Curly Tailed Grub

The 3 Best Ways To Rig A Curly Tailed Grub

The curly tailed grub has probably caught more fish than any other plastic lure in existence. It’s got a subtle, undulating action that can accurately imitate just about anything fish eat. Crawl a brown or pumpkin grub along the bottom, you’ve got a crawfish. Wind a white one higher in the water column, and you’ve got a spot on shad imitation. From tiny panfish offerings, to 8 and 10 inch models designed for saltwater species – the curly tailed grub is a fish catching machine.For some reason, though, in recent years the curly tailed grub has fallen out of favor with many anglers. It’s not because it stopped catching fish – just that it’s been outshined by fancier (and newer) technology.We’re here to tell you though, you should not forget about the grub. To help – we put together three of the top ways to rig one.

1. Curly Tailed Grub On A Jig Head

Probably the most classic grub presentation, the lead head jig is also the most versatile. By changing the weight of the head, you can effectively fish a grub in water from 2 to 40 feet deep. Try swimming one around shoreline timber, or hopping one along offshore rocky structure.

2. Texas Rigged Curly Tailed Grub

Much less common, but equally effective – Texas rigging a grub is a great way to fish snaggier cover like grass and wood. Use a light sinker, and a thin wire 1/0 or 2/0 EWG hook, and slowly work the grub along weed lines, laydowns and boat docks.

3. Weightless Curly Tailed Grub

Any time a curly tailed grub is moving, its tail is kicking up a commotion. Try rigging one weedless with no weight and winding it along the surface like a super-finesse buzzbait. This technique can be deadly during mayfly hatches, on super pressured urban fish, and on pond bass.

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Updated April 6th, 2017 at 5:17 PM CT