What you’ll need…
Step 1. Start off by tying a 3mm loop and tying a size 12 Mugga hook on with a 6 turn whipping knot. It’s important you keep the overall hair about 5mm.
Step 2. Cut off a small section of Zig Rig Foam. About 1cm is ample as its so buoyant.
Step 3. Cut a slice through the foam so that it is split from the centre and finishes just short of the end as shown.
Step 4. Push a baiting needle though the outside of the foam so it comes through at an angle down into the slice you have made.
Step 5. Now pull the foam onto the hair. Its just right if the hook is pulled into the foam before the loop is out the other side.
Step 6. Use a colour matched hair or dumbell stop to hold the foam in place.
Step 7. The hook bait should look like this, with the hook partially hidden by the foam.
Step 8. Trim off the edges – It makes the hookbait look less ‘man made’.
Step 9. With the hair at this angle the hook is more likely to take hold.