How to Set Up the Tokyo Rig

Bassmaster Elite Series pro, Seth Feider, shows us how to set up the Tokyo Rig that was brought to market by VMC and gives anglers a slightly more finesse option when throwing Texas Rigs around cover. The drop down wire acts as a beefed up drop shot, perfect when the fish prefer something a little different. Here are the steps to set it up.

  1. Choose which hook option you prefer (worm, flipping, EWG)
  2. Match the hook to the size bait you want to use
  3. Tie line to the end of the swivel with the knot of your choice (palomar is a great option)
  4. Add weight to the wire. Flipping style weight with cone facing down. Put a slight bend in the wire to hold it in place.
  5. Add soft plastic bait (craw/tube/beaver/worm). Texpose soft bait on hook.

VMC Tokyo Rig EWG Hook

VMC Tokyo Rig HD Worm Hook

VMC Tokyo Rig HD Flippin Hook

WOO Tungsten Flipping Weight

BioSpawn VileCraw

Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon (15 - 20lb)

Sufix 832 Braid (30 - 40lb)

VMC Tokyo Rig

SIZE:

#2/0#3/0#4/0#5/0