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    So I went out fishing again today, and I caught 2 bluegill, but they were very close to some dead lilypads. Does anyone know of either a way to rig a 1 inch plastic on a trout magnet weedlessly, so that I don't get caught on the lilypads, or a way to attach a homemade weed guard. Thanks!

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    I have been making my own weedless jigs following Richard Gene the Fishing Machine's youtube video. I use 50 lb flouro for the weed guard, and tie it on with (unwaxed) dental floss and super glue like he does, but I use my tying vise to hold the hook while tying. These work great when crappie are tight to the standing timber - I'm not losing jigs in the trees anymore, or rarely, but I'm not sure about weeds - seems the head will still pick up some weeds. I use these mostly with BGBS or similar plastics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawjatek View Post
    I have been making my own weedless jigs following Richard Gene the Fishing Machine's youtube video. I use 50 lb flouro for the weed guard, and tie it on with (unwaxed) dental floss and super glue like he does, but I use my tying vise to hold the hook while tying. These work great when crappie are tight to the standing timber - I'm not losing jigs in the trees anymore, or rarely, but I'm not sure about weeds - seems the head will still pick up some weeds. I use these mostly with BGBS or similar plastics.
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    Yeah, those look good. I'll find the tutorial and try those out. The hook is what's catching the lilypad stems, so I think that a weed guard like that should work. Thanks!

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    Here is the video. It has tips for other types of weedless jigs, too:
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    Good tips to check out. Thanks for the vid link, JWT
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    I've been using AFW wire for a few years and haven't had a problem with hook-ups:
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    It's worked for even small jig heads and soft plastics. Of course the smaller the hook size the more difficult the wire attachment and compressibility of the wire.
    Tip: I open the hook gap just a bit.

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