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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.

-ZMan TRD Bugz:
Colors: Green Pumpkin, Mud Bug, Watermelon Red
-Ned Lockz Weedless Head:
Preferred Size: 1/10th oz.

-Roboworm 3″ Ned Worm:
Colors: Desert Craw, TW Black Blue Pumpkin, MMIII
-Zman Finesse Football Nedz:
Preferred Size: 3/16 oz.

-Zman Giant TRD:
Colors: Junebug, Green Pumpkin Blk Flake, Yoga Pants
-Pivot Point Football Head:
Preferred Size: 1/2 oz, 5/0 Hook

Rod- G Loomis NRX 821S NRR:
Reel- Shimano Twin Power 2500:
Line- Power Pro 8 lb Braid:
Leader- Sunline Super FC 5 lb:

Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” Medium Light:
Reel- Shimano Vanford 2000:
Line- Power Pro 10 lb Braid:
Leader- Sunline Super FC 6 lb:

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7′ Medium Light:
Reel- Shimano NASCI 2500:
Line- Sunline Super FC 7 lb:

Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist:
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL B 150 (HG):
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid (50 lb):
Leader- Sunline Saltimate System Shock Leader (16 lb):

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TacticalBassin Apparel and Lure Designs:


Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112:
Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15:
Anchors- Minn Kota Talons:
Net- Frabill Conservation PLD 2612:
Camera- GoPro Hero 9:


Favorite sunglasses:
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite Scale:
Favorite Lure Retriever:
Favorite Braid Cutters:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite Storage Box:

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  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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