How to Rig a Zoom Fluke or Fin-S-Fish
July 10, 2018
The Zoom Fluke and the Fin-S-Fish are 2 of the most effective soft-plastic baits ever created, and both can be deadly when school bass are feeding on silversides, sand eels and other small baits.
I usually rig these baits Texas-style on a wide-gap worm hook and twitch them on or just below the surface near grass banks, boulders, pilings and sharp drop-offs. Top colors are pearl, pink and the olive-white combo. By the way, this same setup is also deadly on false albacore.
Given the lures’ size and light weight, it’s best to fish them on a light spinning setup and 8- to 12-pound-test line. Here’s how to rig a small Zoom Fluke on a VMC V7316BN 3/0 worm hook, but standard long-shank worm hooks can also be used, of course.
Tie the leader (I prefer 3’ of 20-pound-test fluorocarbon) to the eye of the hook and place the hook alongside the body to see where the point should enter. Remember to factor in the length of the knot, as you want the tip of the bait to cover the knot when you’re done.