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July 26, 2012

Reader Tips: Plastic Shrimp Mod

A simple modification that will improve your casting distance

A simple modification to a D.O.A. or equivalent plastic shrimp will allow you to cast it much farther. I push the head of the shrimp back away from the eye of the hook, remove the rubber from a small rubber-core sinker and crimp the sinker around the shaft of the hook. The sinker already has a wide slot in it for ease of crimping. You can adjust the size of the weight to accommodate any fishing condition.

George Fox
Sebastian, Florida