2.8" Beasty Bug Jr.
Our 2.8" Beasty Bug Jr. is the perfect Finesse Ned Craw, to catch even the most finicky bass. In addition, the Beasty Bug Jr.'s claws float, so when used on a jig or neko rig they will maintain the defensive position, eliciting the strike.
We use a medium grade plastisol to give it toughness when being skipped or placed through heavy cover, dragged along the bottom, or thrashed around in the mouth of a fish. This craw also has enough suppleness to give it the action needed to entice the bass into biting.
Rod/Reel/Line: 6'6" Medium or Medium light spinning rod paired up with a 1500 or 2500 series spinning reel on 12 pound braid to a 6lb fluorocarbon leader
Rigging: The ideal rig we've found for these is Ned or Neko. On a Neko rig take a small 3/32oz tungston weight, insert into the tail, an o-ring around the body, and a 1/0 neko hook, thrown on 6lb florocarbon line. On a Ned rig simply thread the bait onto our Toadstool Ned head with the claws facing away from the jig head. Our customers have also seen success using them as a micro jig trailer.
Additional Rigging Options:
Toadstool Ned Rig Head
Ned Rig Football Head
Swim Jig Trailer
Retrieval: The key with this "craw" style bait is to mimic a craws behavior on any rigging shown above. On a Ned rig allow the bait to fall to the bottom on slack line and impart a pop with the rod tip, than another pop, pop, and allow the bait to fall on slack line. The drag technique is also good for cold water applications.
Durability: Medium, 3-5 fish/bait
Bait Design: The body shape has 2 flanged claws, leading into a rounded ribbed body as it moves into the tail section which is solid.
Scent: Like all our baits they are heavily scented with our Phat Juice which is a Craw/Leech/Shad combination.
Floating: Yes, Claws