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Simple Ned Rig Tricks For Summer Bass Fishing!



The Ned Rig is the ultimate finesse presentation for Summer bass. When the going gets tough and the fish lock down, few baits can compete with a Ned Rig. Today Tim covers 3 unique rigs that he utilizes in Summer to catch stubborn bass when nothing else will work.

The Ned Rig has taken bass fishing by storm! Virtually everyone throws the rig in Winter to catch stubborn cold water bass, but many anglers overlook its effectiveness in Summer. With recent advancements in both hooks and baits, the Ned Rig is a year round fish catcher. From targeting bass along grass edges with a weedless hook, to catching them deep with the football, even going for a big bite with the Giant TRD, the options are limitless with this unique approach to Summer bassin’.

Below you’ll find links to the exact baits discussed in the video. We’ve included our favorite colors for each as well as the heads we rig them on. We’ve also included our favorite rod and reel combos for fishing the ned rig, along with a great budget-friendly option.

WEEDLESS NED RIG…
-ZMan TRD Bugz: http://bit.ly/2oiavEE
Colors: Green Pumpkin, Mud Bug, Watermelon Red
-Ned Lockz Weedless Head: https://bit.ly/3OWdp9W
Preferred Size: 1/10th oz.

FOOTBALL HEAD NED RIG…
-Roboworm 3″ Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy
Colors: Desert Craw, TW Black Blue Pumpkin, MMIII
-Zman Finesse Football Nedz: https://bit.ly/3zYoUZ6
Preferred Size: 3/16 oz.

GIANT TRD…
-Zman Giant TRD: http://bit.ly/2pebV3L
Colors: Junebug, Green Pumpkin Blk Flake, Yoga Pants
-Pivot Point Football Head: http://bit.ly/2jOY1Ns
Preferred Size: 1/2 oz, 5/0 Hook

HIGH-END NED RIG COMBO…
Rod- G Loomis NRX 821S NRR: https://bit.ly/2RB0oJP
Reel- Shimano Twin Power 2500: https://bit.ly/3df3hX5
Line- Power Pro 8 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Sunline Super FC 5 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

“BANG FOR THE BUCK” NED RIG COMBO…
Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Reel- Shimano Vanford 2000: https://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- Power Pro 10 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Sunline Super FC 6 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

BUDGET NED RIG COMBO…
Rod- Shimano Intenza 7′ Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2s7kaQn
Reel- Shimano NASCI 2500: http://bit.ly/2g278cC
Line- Sunline Super FC 7 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

GIANT TRD COMBO…
Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL B 150 (HG): https://bit.ly/34HlAAk
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid (50 lb): http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Sunline Saltimate System Shock Leader (16 lb): https://bit.ly/3oT1oq2

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MAJOR EQUIPMENT WE USE DAILY…

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15: https://bit.ly/35HuPRY
Anchors- Minn Kota Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Net- Frabill Conservation PLD 2612: https://bit.ly/3kdZ3kA
Camera- GoPro Hero 9: http://bit.ly/2KQ0VEI

FAVORITE TOOLS AND GEAR…

Favorite sunglasses: https://bit.ly/3cLH0kl
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Favorite life jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
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Favorite Lure Retriever: http://bit.ly/2TLTJc6
Favorite Braid Cutters: https://bit.ly/35KSp3O
Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Favorite Storage Box: https://bit.ly/3kngvEG
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26 Comments

  1. FINALLY. SOMEONE SAID IT. Shoulda guessed it would be the Tactical guys lol. From mid-May to mid-October, I absolutely crush it on a weedless Ned-rigged Giant TRD with a swivel head jig. Best discovery I’ve made in years. Try it guys! Tim’s 100% right.

  2. Those Roboworms are so deadly. Bass can’t resist em. I’ve caught Striper and Pikeminnow on them too. The Ned is almost cheating. I absolutely love it. When I’m desperate for a bite (which is often because I’m a terrible fisherman) I slap on the Robo on a 1/10 ounce Ned and get to catching. Great video as always.

  3. I cannot wrap my head around what makes the big Ned rig you showed different then a shaky head. I started throwing some big worms after your video on it and those big worms on a shaky head look almost identical to the big worm on the weedless Ned rig. What am I missing?

  4. I need get some them football hooks that head moves been on line getting in auctions for baits to give bunch kids thru kids fishing group. Getting ready to move so selling everything but fishing camping my knives collection my dads tools he gave me right before we lost him to cancer but cloths and TV rest selling buying baits gonna fish 2 spots in each state we drive thru. Once all my baits gone im retiring with my baits i use but hoping my yard sale goes good I need a lot hooks we go thru so many kids get 2 to 5 pks each 2 bass 2 brim 1 for crappie if they catfish that also but 5 max being cost alot now day. When started 15 years ago o had so much saved over the years. But thanks for the video just this year or end last year got ned baits to give looking for sales on them hooks also. But again thanks. I need find Chanel that just shows baits how to fish or rig up that way can show the kids at the lake. Ill have big tablet so can watch and see good. So deff save your video thanks and god bless.

  5. Thank you for going outside the box for Ned presentations. All I ever used was traditional Ned heads. On Monday, I will use the swing head with my monster Z Man worms. TB makes fishing planning exciting.

  6. lifted jigs makes some of the best ned ewg hooks. 1/0 and 2/0 hooks bunch of different weights and colors. Dont get me wrong, love the zman stuff and their nedlok but sometimes you need a longer hook length without also increasing the overall weight as well.

  7. Been using the ned rig all year been loving it got my first smallie on one this year even designed my own ned with a little something extra on it its so powerful I hate to give up the secret you and Matt are two of the only a few people I'd be willing to tell I throw a regular ned before modification and it sees little interest I throw mine and they smash it

  8. Went out on the river yesterday with 2 of my buddies. Brought a counter to keep track and we landed 332 smallies. Caught most of mine on a Ned rig. Ultra clear water and it caught everything from the dinks to the giants.

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