Senkos

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  1. Savage

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    I have recently got back into fishing this year and have noticed the power of the senko. It has become my go to choice. I was wondering what crazy ways any of you might be willing to share on how to customize and rig them. Thanks
     
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    i've put a nail weight on the top and rigged it upside down with a ewg4.0 to make it stand up more but they work just as good t rigged or wacky
     
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    I've never tried this, but it looks pretty interesting.
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    1. O-ring Wacky rig is very popular.

    2. Poche Power Spinner as Nute posted.

    3. A few different nail rigs. Zappu makes a nail weight with skirt material added through the middle like frog legs that would be pretty cool to rig with. With regular nails insert in one side of the bait and wacky rig almost like fishing a French Fry bait.

    The possibilities are endless. You can even glue curl tails to one end and rig em however. I've even seen people split a Senko and use it as a trailer on jigs and spinnerbaits.

    Keep experimenting, fish may bite something you have never tried before because they have never seen it. I spend hours and hours tinkering with baits of all sorts trying to improve or rebuild them better than before. Many pros won't fish a bait with out making mods of some sort. Figure out what works for you and your methods. I've been wanting to shorten a regular Senko down to like 3in and add a curl tail and possibly split shot or t-rig with a 1/16 oz weight. Full size body with even taper to float through grass/structure and the tail for action on the sink.
     
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    You could even make your own Swimming Senkos with a paddle tail off an old swim bait that's chewed up.
     
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    try the other Yamamoto baits my fave is a fat ika upside down
     
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    Palm tree rig. :) My favorite.
     
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    I wouldn't ever use that because fish tend to tip and tear the senko while fighting the fish so you will lose lots of blades.
     
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    How do rig the palm tree rig I never heard of that one
     
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    Just rig the Ika upsidedown, and you have a Palm Tree rig.
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    Thanks I will definetly try that, what local tackle shops carrys the IKA
    Who makes them?
     
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    The Fat Ika is made by Gary Yamamoto. Any local tackle shop probably carries a fair selection of them.
     
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    With the Ika, a friend of mine would add glass rattles (Mccoys?) and slowly stitch it, twitch it out of cover and just get nailed like no tomorrow. Glass rattles can be found on Tackle warehouse etc... The point-ended ones will stuff in better than all rounded ones.
     
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    Love using Ika's. Rigged upside down. Added nail weight for more weight some times when its windy for me. Oring rigged whacky for me. I haven't t-rigged senkos. Just switched to a t rig set up on zoom worms for me for tullies.
     
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    Out of wacky, texas, and DS rigging the senko, which one to use in what conditions, around what cover, etc.? I have a lot of faith in the senko, just not much confidence when i use it.

    Side question...I just heard about DSing the senko. how do you rig it on the hook?
     
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    @fishfanatic - Wacky style is great for open water and light cover, T-Rig for when you want it on the bottom in a hurry and want it to stay there, and D-Shot when the finesse bite is on. Wacky style rigging on the D-Shot. Don't sleep on my all time favorite and really only way I was fish a Stik Bait these days - Fly Lined Tex-Exposed. I prefer different baits for T-Rig, D Shot. etc, but a Fly Lined Stik Bait can be absolutely deadly.
     
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    You haven't lived then yet either.
     
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