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Swing More Bass into Your Boat with the New VMC Swingin’ Ned Rig Jig

Minnetonka, Minnesota – VMC has developed a new secret weapon that will surely fool the smartest and most pressured bass. It’s called the Swingin’ Ned Rig Jig. This jig allows your bait to move independently from the jig head as it articulates at the joint where the hook connects to the jig head. This point of articulation ensures that an angler’s soft plastic moves naturally across the bottom with an incredible crawling action.

Pair this jig head with a new Crush City NED BLT and BOOOOOM! You are ready to catch the wariest fish in the lake. “It’s so cool to make a better mousetrap,” said Dan Quinn, RapalaVMC’s Director of Field Promotions and R&D. “No matter how the articulating jig lands or how heavy the jig is, your ned bait is always able to float up. Having a floating worm on a Ned rig is a big deal – it gets you more bites. And, equally as important is the versatility of rigging, you can thread the worm on like a traditional ned rig or Texas rig it for a weedless presentation.”

Available in sizes 1/16 oz., 1/8 oz., 3/16 oz., ¼ oz., and 3/8 oz., the new VMC Swingin’ Ned Rig Jig allows bass anglers to choose a size that meets their needs. According to Quinn, while most anglers may go with the 1/8 oz., Rapala pro Jacob Wheeler often
uses the 3/8 oz., which allows for longer casts, and the ability to effectively fish a ned rig in much deeper water where they haven’t seen them before. The new Swingin’ NED Rig Jig allows for better bottom contact and deeper finesse presentations without sacrificing your bait’s ability to stand straight up.

“For example, last fall I was fishing the Swinging Ned Rig Jig and Texas rigging a CrushCity BLT in standing timber in 20 to 25 feet deep,” added Quinn. “You couldn’t fish an exposed hook in timber, and knowing that the plastic is always standing up is a really cool deal. As I moved around that day and was fishing a shallower area with small rock I re-rigged it by threading the BLT on and was good to go in less than a minute without retying”

The super sharp VMC long shank finesse Neko, wide gap, forged, size No. 1 single hook features a 3-degree offset point for more secure hook-ups. It features an adjustable fluorocarbon keeper for rigging plastics straight or weedless.
“Everything about this hook is proven,” said Quinn. The new Swingin’ Ned Rig Jig is available in five weight sizes – 1/16 oz., 1/8 oz., 3/16 oz., ¼ oz., and 3/8 oz., and is available in three jig head colors – black, chartreuse and green pumpkin. Sold three in a pack with a suggested retail price of US $X.00.

“Seriously, this jig is so versatile,” added Quinn. “You can fish it in a foot of water or drag it along the bottom in 30 feet. Couple that with the rigging options, it’s one of those baits that just gets bites.”

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