Originally designed for Texas rigging soft plastics they can be used for fresh and salt water species such as Bass, Flathead, Barra and other species.
Rigging them is easy; just use the well known ‘dropper’ or ‘running style’ rig setup with the bullet sinker running freely between the hook and swivel. Rig your favourite soft plastic lure on the rig. Cast the lure across tide, and let the lure tumble back down-tide before slowly retrieving it. The addition of a bead between the hook and sinker will provide protection for the knot. This presentation holds the selected bait in a natural state, hiding the hook from sight, while keeping the hook in the perfect position for a solid hook set. This method can be highly effective when fishing a berley trail and can out-fish bait. Their principal advantage over using standard jig heads; where the line connects to the top of the weight on a standard jig head results in the increased probability of weed etc becoming caught in the apex of the lure and line, slowing down the action and inhibiting any potential fish bite. Bullet sinkers can also be used with a wide range of hook shapes, allowing you to tune your fishing technique to suit the target species.