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Soft plastic lures on a jig head

Any beginner who started fishing for predators probably decided to buy soft plastic lures where jig head hooks had already been installed. Because lakes and rivers have different depth, visibility, flow … so here come in handy silicone baits where we choose the weight of the jig head hook. When fishing in deep water we use a heavier jig head hook and vice versa when fishing in shallower ones.

When rigging the jig head hook itself, the advantage is that we can choose the color and shape of the silicone bait. What we can see in fishing shops with β€³ ready to fish β€³ soft plastic silicones is not that much of a color choice.

I like to fish with heavier jig heads because with them I get longer distances and consequently a greater opportunity to catch fish farther from the shore.

The big advantage with these baits is that they can be used in bottom fishing, mid layer or shallow water fishing.

Below, with photos and description, I have presented a step by step an easy way to rigging soft plastic lures on a jig head hook. There are many different shapes and colors of jig heads available. I chose the ball jig head shape which is also the most commonly used for jig fishing method.

It may seem complicated at first, but with some practice you can do it easily.


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  • All you need is the jig head and soft plastic lures you have chosen for jig fishing.


Video How to rigging soft plastic lures on a jig head on my YouTube channel, for more click below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡.



  • For step by step presentation I used Savage Gear Cannibal soft plastic lure (long 15cm and weight 33gr) and ball jig head (weight 25gr and hook size 8/0). You can choose any bait and jig that suits your target fish (perch, zander, pike, walley, trout, bass, catfish, chub, …), the rigging technique is always the same.

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  • Lay the jig head on the bait to see where the hook will come through the bait and visualize how the bait will finally look.
  • Place finger on where the hook will come out of the bait (see picture above).
  • Pierce this spot with the tip of the hook (about 2-5 mm, depending on the size of the soft lure and hook). Make sure the hook is in the middle of the lure body.
  • The hook is first pierced through the front of the soft lure (“fish mouth”).


  • Then slowly move the bait forward until I reach the previously marked point.

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  • When the hook is in place, slowly move the bait to the final position towards the jig head.
  • Just a little bit.
  • Now the soft lure is ready for fishing.
  • These color combinations are great for winter fishing.

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My first fishing reel of Penn was Spinfisher V 4500. I used it for different types of fishing (carp fishing, spinning, float fishing, winter fishing, …). This reel was great for all techniques, never disappointed me (strong, reliable, smooth running).

Unfortunately, an unlucky event happened one night when I went to the night carp fishing with my Penn Spinnfisher V 4500…………………………… πŸ™ .

………………………… my older carp bite alarm broke down that night and no longer emitted sound when fish took my bait. So unfortunately i lost my carp fishing rod and my Penn Spinnfisher V 4500 that night when I slept in the tent. With the other fishing rod I just found out of water a lost monofilament (left over from the escaped fish) with fishing hook from my Penn, . Both are probably now in the depths of this lake or maybe some lucky angler caught my lost fishing gear on the hook. Who would know?

After that unlucky event it was necessary to buy another reel. I bought a cheaper reel as my previous Penn from another brand because of mine small budged. However, I was not satisfied whit it, so I finally saved up for a new one Penn Spinnfisher.

A new generation of Penn Spinfisher came on the market this year, and so I decided to buy Penn Spinnfisher VI 4500.



Video New – Penn Spinnfisher VI, Unboxing on my YouTube channel, to watch the video click below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡:

Let’s see what’s hiding in this box

After three days after ordering the package came and I and I was very excited to open it. I was very interested in how it looks live. I think i will be very excited about the look of the reel.





  • Like most products is also Penn made in China.


  • Let’s see what’s in the box.
  • A very beautifully made new version of Penn Spinfisher VI


Let’s look at the instructions

  • You can choose from different sizes to suit your fishing style.

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  • Instructions how to added one or two washers for teh line lay.


  • All components of which the rell is composed.


  • Factory fishing reel mechanism greased inside.


  • Strong axis.

First impression:

  • the spool is a 83 grams / 2.9 oz lighter than the previous model (Spinnfisher V 4500)
  • beautiful design
  • IPX5 Sealed body
  • reel sits nicely in hand
  • came with detailed instructions

Short description about Penn Spinfisher VI 4500. Soon to go fishing to see how it works in practice.


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