Slide, Rattle and Roll

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I use glass rattles when I fish bucktail jigs for striped bass or weakfish but often lose the rattles. But not since I made the rattle part of the lure. Take a small piece of rubber tubing used for air hoses in aquariums and wet it. Slide it onto the hook shank of a bucktail jig and then slide the glass rattle underneath the tubing and above the hook bend. The tubing holds the rattle in place even after a heavy strike.
- Douglas Gomersall,
Erma, New Jersey