end of the wire and change to a 1/2-ounce weight and keep on fishing. It’s very, very versatile.”
THE END OPEN FOR BIZ
Any type of plastic bait can be fished on the Tokyo rig – worms, craws, creatures, tubes, flukes, swimbaits – all are viable.
“When I saw the rig used in Japan, the guy was using a straight-tail worm; but as I fished it over the past two years, I saw that many styles worked very well,” said Ike. “I worked with Berkley to design the Jester, which is a little-compact craw/creature and perfect for the rig.
“But as time goes on and I talked to other guys, I am really opening my eyes to other bait profile. Swindle for instance, he has had a tremendous amount of success with other plastics. Really, what I’ve learned is you can put anything on the business end of the hook.”
WHY YOU SHOULD BE FISHING A TOKYO RIG
The design of the Tokyo rig keeps the hook off the bottom better than any other system that we have now, such as a
Texas or punch-rigging option #2 back-to-back, opposing bullets with a bead in between for added noise. Photo: Fisherman’s Warehouse
Blitz Buzz Phrog ™