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  • Garland's Dock Shoot'R Pull Tabs are game changer

    Using a rod and reel bow-and-arrow style to "shoot" jigs into hard to reach fish hideouts is an effective crappie fishing technique. The new Bobby Garland Pull Tabs simplify the process.

    Bobby Garland's new Pull Tabs are "dock shooting" game changer

    TULSA, Okla. (Dec. 22, 2015) - Bobby Garland's new Dock Shoot'R Pull Tabs provide an easier, safer and more repeatable way to accurately shoot and skip crappie jigs bow-and-arrow style into small openings underneath docks and other low hanging cover where crappie often hide and other fishing methods can't reach.

    Up until now, "dock shooters" had to rely on pinching and holding the jig's hook or head with thumb and forefinger of one hand while pulling the lure back toward the reel so that the rod is flexed like a drawn bow, then letting go of the jig to catapult it into the hideaway.

    Alabama crappie fishing guide Lee Pitts says many of his clients book trips to learn the dock shooting technique, and for good reason - it works.

    What has been a cumbersome technique mastered by only a skilled few because of the dexterity and timing required, the Garland Pull Tabs now make it possible for virtually any level of crappie angler to enjoy the fun and success of dock shooting.

    The Pull Tabs are constructed from a lightweight, flexible material that is waterproof and tear resistant. The tabs provide a grip surface that is easy to hold and let go of, keeping the hand clear of the hook and allowing a smooth and consistent release.

    To rig, the hook is inserted through the starter hole on either end of the tab until it "snaps" past the barb. There's a hole on both ends so product life can be extended by switching to the other should the fit become too loose on one.

    The waterproof, tear-resistant Pull Tabs keep fingers clear of the hook.

    To use, the angler grips the tab with thumb and forefinger and pulls it back to flex the rod. As with shooting a bow, a consistent anchor point of where to stop and position the hand greatly improves accuracy of the shot. Pull Tabs can also be used while wearing fishing gloves.

    Pull Tabs measure approximately 1/4-inch wide by 7/8-inch long. Their small size and uniform shape allow them to complement the lure's action, not hinder it. They come in two color finishes: Holographic Scale and Natural Fin.

    Holographic Scale adds a multi-colored reflective flash to a descending jig. Natural Fin provides a more subtle option, resembling a fin or wing of natural bait. Both versions can dress up a jig and stimulate strikes regardless of the fishing technique.

    Dock Shoot'R Pull Tabs are available in Holographic Scale and Natural Fin colors, and come in reusable snap-lid packaging.

    Bobby Garland Dock Shoot'R Pull Tabs come 24 per reusable snap-lid accessory box. MSRP is $5.79 per package.

    For more information about Dock Shoot'R Pull Tabs and other Garland products, visit
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. drdore's Avatar
      drdore -
      These have got to help those of us who find dock shooting tough to master.
    1. DCottrell's Avatar
      DCottrell -
      Great idea, should help some of us from being hurt
    1. bigarm's Avatar
      bigarm -
      Great idea
    1. Slab's Avatar
      Slab -
      I always kinda worried about hookin' myself. I'd hate for that to happen. Makes me hesitate a little when I shoot docks. Not good, but this will eliminate the hesitation, cool.
    1. scrat's Avatar
      scrat -
      Looks like they may save a lot of sore fingers.
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      What a great idea
    1. Ragfly Jig Man's Avatar
      Ragfly Jig Man -
      Good idea but I have never hooked myself while shooting docks. I'm not saying it won't happen but after almost 30yrs of shooting docks I have yet to hook myself.
    1. Slab's Avatar
      Slab -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ragfly Jig Man View Post
      Good idea but I have never hooked myself while shooting docks. I'm not saying it won't happen but after almost 30yrs of shooting docks I have yet to hook myself.
      But Rusty, I think you were born an expert dock shooter. The rest of us are not so lucky! lol
    1. brucec's Avatar
      brucec -
      This is great!!
    1. Billbob's Avatar
      Billbob -
    1. "D"'s Avatar
      "D" -
      Great idea. Might help me. I'm not good at dock shootin.
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