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Finesse Smallmouth Rig Great For All Kinds Of Bass

The Cindy Rig is red hot in the bass fishing world, and its use has spread far beyond the Great Lakes and the smallmouth bass it was designed to catch. Let’s take a closer look!

Noone is surprised anymore by the tiny lures created by Great Lakes Finesse producing BIG smallmouth bass, especially from the ultra-clear waters of the Great Lakes. The same might not be said about largemouth bass from Toledo Bend, which straddles the Texas/Louisiana border and has little in common with the Great Lakes. Yet a tiny Cindy rig with a GLF Drop Minnow played a vital role in Luke Palmer’s sixth-place finish at the recent Bassmaster Elite Series event at Toledo Bend.

The Cindy rig, which Palmer has used with great success in multiple Elite Series events, has surged in popularity because of its extreme effectiveness. It was developed for fooling fussy, clear-water smallmouths and has gained most of its momentum with those very applications. However, many anglers – Palmer included – are quickly figuring out that the Cindy rig is not only for Great Lake smallmouth bass.

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