Hey folks. Glenn May here with BassResource. com. Today I want to talk to you about grubs. Yeah,grubs. They’ve been around for decades nowand they’ve been kind of a little known thing. They’ve fallen out of popularity but theystill produce really well. And it’s kind ofa secret weapon now because there’s otherplastics and other techniques that have becomemore popular. So I want to show you how to use them andespecially how to rig them. Now on our forums, we get a lot of questionsabout how to rig grubs. So I’m going to showyou a couple different ways to rig them andthe first one is just using a little jig-head,just like that. It’s very simple. The eyelet’son the top. It’s a little ball-head jig withsome keepers on the end. All you do is – nowhere’s the great debate: do you rig it tail-sideup or tail-side down? That seems to be thebig debate when it comes to grubs. I rig it tail-side up. Why? Because I justthink it looks more natural that way. Otherpeople are staunch advocates of rigging ittail-side down. Knock yourself out. I don’treally see a huge difference in it. I justprefer tail-side up. So how you do this: youput the hook right dead center in the middle,straight down and then just thread it on,not quite all the way to the end. Now thenice thing about a lot of grubs is there’sseams right on the top and on the bottom,so you can follow the seam all the way through,poke your hook right back through it – justlike that – and then push it on, all the waythrough. And then that’s it. It’s so simple and basic. There’s your grub. Got it on 6 pound lightline. This is light line tactics, obviouslyopen water. You don’t want an open hook inweedy or bushy or woody areas. It’s just goingto get hung up all the time. But it’s an openhook technique in clear water, rocky structure,that sort of thing – perfect for that. Simpleto use, simple to rig. There’s a couple other ways to do it though. This is the most common, but another way isI use it on a drop-shot rig. Let me do a split-shotfirst, or mojo rig. These cylindrical weightsyou see on the middle line, just about 2 feetpast it, I’ve got the hook. I don’t know ifyou can see that. Hook, right there. Mojorig. This requires a little bit more work. It’sTexas rigging. So I’ve got a wide gap hookand what you do – again I’m going to rig ittail-side up – but you put the hook rightstraight down the middle, all the way to thebend. Then bring it out. Just like that. Okay?Thread it all the way through and when youget down to this point, flip the hook aroundand bring the eye right into the bait. Nowit’s gonna line up. You just poke it rightback through the bait, straight through, justlike that. You see the hook lies flush withthe bait. And I just text pose. And what Ido is – I just push the plastic up a littlebit and bury the point right back into thehook into the plastic. That way – you cansee I’m running my finger across it – it’snot getting hung up on anything. You can throwthis in weedy areas or woody areas like Ijust told you, where you can’t with the openhook jig. Again, tail-side up. That is thesplit-shot rig or mojo rig as some peoplesay. You can see I’ve got about 2 feet of line. I like extra line on this thing; I want thefish going after this, not following thisso I give this a lot of extra line on it. Some people like to rig the bait right upthere but I give it that much. Another way to rig it – oh, 1 other tip. 1other tip before I show you: because thislikes to slide down the hook sometimes, whatI like to do is I take 30 pound monofilamentline, I find the eye of the hook – I’ve gotother videos on this that show this in muchmore detail, but just in case you haven’tseen it – I poke the monofilament right throughthe eye of the hook. Right through the eye. You just find it with your fingers, thereit is. This is actually pretty clear baitso I can find it pretty easily. Right throughthe eye of the hook, not quite all the waythrough the bait. Now bring it back so it’s flush with the bait,cut it off. There. Good to go. That holdsthe bait right in place, doesn’t slide downthe hook that way. I’m tugging on it, it’snot sliding down the hook. That way, you’recatching little fish, they’re pulling on thetail, whatever, they’re not gonna pull thebait down the hook. Makes the bait last alittle bit longer that way too. It’s not gettingtorn up so much. Another way, along with the Texas rig, is– you know, a lot of people think this isa finesse technique using clear-water, smalllight line, 6 pound, 8 pound test. Well hereI’ve got it on 50 pound braid on a stout-flippinghook. This is a bigger grub here – this one’sa 5 inch with a bullet-head on it, and I usethis to throw in weeds, I throw it in thetoolies, throw it up in the reeds. This isperfect to swim through deeper reeds and weeds,deeper in the water, and 10 to 15 feet ofwater to swim it through it. That sort ofthing. If you put a heavier weight on here, you caneven use it as a punching rig. So it’s veryvery versatile, you can use it for all sortsof things. Where it doesn’t work so well isif you’re throwing it in real bushy cover. This tail likes to cling onto things and youcan tear it off. So if you’re throwing itin heavy wood, heavy bushes, probably notthe best bait for that. But aside from that,this works really well. One more way to rig it is drop-shot. I’vegot a spin-shot, I like the spin-shots hereso. It spins right there on the line, youcan see that, the drop-shot way, right onthe end. I got it at about 18 inches, 2 feetabove, not that far. This is really easy torig. I just nose hook it. Just a simple nosehook. So in this case, right through wherethe lines – I go straight up and down, straightthrough, and out. And it’s just like that. See that? It lines up like this. There’s yourbait. Of course it floats a little more outwardslike that. And that’s it. Very straightforward. It does seem like it looks like it’s gonnaget hung up a bit but actually it doesn’t. With this little swivel in the front, andthe line in the front, it actually makes itsomewhat weedless. It still gets hung up,but you can feel confident throwing it ina little bit of weeds, a little bit of woodhere and there, and you’re not gonna get hungup as much. Great little bait, very versatile. This iswhy I like grubs so much. This is why I fishthem so much. Day-in, day-out, year-round,great bait. There’s a couple of differentways I rig them. Hope that helps. If you want more tips andtricks like this, visit BassResource. com.