by Tyler (Gunner) Wilson –
Here is a quick tip to catch more fish and not have the hassle of bird nest when throwing weightless senkos, small swim baits or anything else you might throw weightless.
I see a lot of anglers throwing weightless senkos these days and I always notice their lines are getting twisted and then they start getting a bird nest after a while. If you notice, when you’re throwing weightless baits they always twist or when reeling in your baits your bait is swirling and this causes your line to twist. This also causes back-lashes at a certain point.
A quick tip to help you out and prevent this from occurring is to add a simple liter tied to a barrel swivel. (When I’m rigging a senko or a Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper, I like to always throw it on either Solaroam-superhard upgrade fluorocarbon or when I’m looking for a real slow and settle fall I will switch to the Bawo Super Finesse Braid from ‘Toray’). I like adding a Spro Power Swivel and adding a foot or two liter to the main line, especially when I’m using ‘Toray’ fluorocarbon. I typically throw 14 to 16 lb. test depending on the cover I’m fishing!
By adding a simple swivel to the line-up when throwing weightless baits, you will be able to make those longer cast that might be needed especially in clearer water and you won’t have to worry about your line twisting.
Hope this simple tip helps you spend more time catching fish instead of actually dealing with equipment issues.
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About Tyler (Gunner) Wilson
Tyler is currently working a full-time job while fulfilling his dream to be on top and fishing the Bassmaster elite series and FLW. Tyler has fished several circuits including BASS Opens, FLW Everstart Texas division, Bass champs, bud light team trail, NMBF, Sun country Bass and the newest the Platinum Team Trail. He plans on concentrating on fishing the Northern and Central BASS Opens next year, to try and qualify on the elite series. Tyler’s current sponsors include ‘Toray’ line, bestbasstackle.com, Strictly Fishing, Lerae Oil, Antler Addiction Outfitter, Team Plowboy, Hop-it Jigs, Karlens Tackle