A Level Lure is the Secret
Perry Brunner, who fishes practically every day for crappie, says the secret to catching fish is for the lure to lie perfectly flat in the water. The problem is the weight of the rubber lure is generally a little heavier than the jig head. This will naturally cause the lure to lie at an angle from front to back with the tail down. To achieve a level lure you must tie the knot tightly to the jig eye and then move it around towards the hook point. This puts pressure on the line to tip the rubber lure back up. It is a little tough to keep the knot from wanting to work back to center but well worth the effort.