Over the years, anglers have been asking fishing publications and websites, as well as manufacturers such as Z-Man, to offer tips and advice on the baits Midwest finesse anglers use and how and when to use them. So we've taken the liberty to design a dedicated page that offers tricks of the trade for the Midwest finesse style of fishing, also known as the Ned Rig.
A modification of techniques pioneered by angling icons like Chuck Woods, Guido Hibdon, and Charlie Brewer, the Ned Rig was conceived and brought to mainstream attention by Ned Kehde, an avid angler and veteran fishing industry writer from Lawrence, Kansas. Kehde's small jighead and plastic combo may look unassuming on the surface, but its slow fall and darting action are astonishing, almost always eliciting strikes in even the toughest conditions.
With the introduction of the new Finesse T.R.D.™ stickbait and Finesse ShroomZ™ jigheads along with Midwest finesse staples like the Finesse WormZ™, Hula StickZ™, Finesse ShadZ™, and 3.75 StreakZ™ anglers now have all the tools needed to employ the Ned Rig right at their fingertips.