How to Make a Weed Guard

Customer Dennis Hunt came by one day to pick up some Puddle Jumpers. Dennis does a lot of crappie fishing and asked me if we knew how to put a weed guard on a jig head cheap and easy. When we said we didn’t, he shared his technique.

Making a Weed Guard

  1. Purchase some soft, easy-to-bend wire. A flower shop, Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby will most likely have what you need.
  2. Cut the wire a little long so it will be easier to work with.
    • Example: A 1/16 oz. jig will need about 3-4 inches of wire. A bigger jig may need stiffer wire.
  3. Wrap the wire around keeper a couple of turns, then up and around the eye.
  4. Bring the wire back to the hook point and cut off to correct length.

You can still hang up but the weed guard helps a lot. The wire doesn’t seem to bother the action and bends easily when a fish bites.