Although Jigging Raps are simple to use, “guys fish it wrong all the time,” says Tom Neustrom, a Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame guide. Mistakes include lifting it too high and moving it too much.
Don’t raise your Jigging Rap too far above the fish, Neustrom says. “They want something that’s right in front of them.” He and Ice Force pro Joel Nelson both usually tip Jigging Rap belly trebles with minnow heads.
Always tie a Jigging Rap to a leader line attached to your main line by a barrel swivel. “Otherwise, its going to twist your line.” Three feet is a good leader length.