Ideal when fishing snaggy areas with soft lures. An offset lure hook is the key to making this rig weedless and the sliding cone weight and glass bead add noise.
You can fix the cone weight with float stops or by trapping the line in the weight with a cocktail stick.
The lead weight will slide down the line faster than the trailing lure and when it hits the seabed the lure becomes momentarily weightless. When you retrieve, the lure is drawn up against the weight and bead to create a clicking noise. It’s a great technique for hopping through weed or over the rocks and is deadly for wrasse and many other species.
6 The hook point is just beneath the surface of the lure for a weedless set-up.
5 Slide lure up hook shank until the eye is at the end. Check where hook will exit.
4 Hook the lure through the nose until the hook point and barb are visible.
2 Thread on a bead. Glass beads tapping against the weight add noise to the rig.
1 Slide on a rubber float stop to set where weight slides. Thread on a cone weight.
3 After adding the bead, tie on an offset hook and the basic rig is ready for a lure.