How to Rig Slug-Go®

and other soft stickbaits from Lunker City

1) Use the correct hook size (see chart at bottom). Insert hook into 'nose' of lure till the barb just disappears into the plastic.
Insert hook to just past the barb
2) Bring the hook point out the belly (rounded side of lure)
3) Rotate the hook 180 degrees as you slide it through the lure, so the point ends up pointed back at the lure's belly.
Bring hook out the bottom of the lure and pull eye into nose.
4) Optionally, put a drop of instant setting glue (eg Super Glue, Crazy Glue, etc.) on the "z-bend" in the hook shank before sliding it into the plastic. This will help the bait stay rigged straight through the toughest use.
5) Slide 'z-bend' into lure so that eye of hook is inside plastic. (See end note if adding a stinger-treble-hook)
6) Lay the bait out straight with the bend of the hook lying next to it, and gauge the length of the hook. Imagine a line passing vertically through the bait right where the hook bend would contact the lure at the bottom.
guage position hook must rest in to let lure hang straight
7) Pierce the hook point squarely into the belly of the lure at the intersection of your imaginary line.
8) Pass the hook straight through the lure, exiting out the top (concave side) exactly opposite the entry point.
Finished lure should lie straight -- no twists or bends
9) The rigged lure should lie straight, as shown here. If it isn't straight, it will spin or move in a repetitive, rather than random manner, defeating the whole soft-stick advantage.

Rigging Slug-Go® with a Treble Stinger
Hang Treble on main hook so single point is to rear
Immediately after step 5 (above), slip a treble hook onto the main hook, so that it will hang with its single point to the rear. Then after the lure is rigged straight on the main hook (step 9 above) bury the rear-facing single point of the treble into the tail section of the Slug-Go, again being careful to ensure that the lure lies straight when completed.

Correct Hook Sizes


Standard Offset


3" Slug-Go® #2 #1
4" Slug-Go® 2/0 Litewire 1/0
4½"Slug-Go® 2/0 2/0
6" Slug-Go® 4/0 4/0
7½" Slug-Go® N/A 5/0
9" Slug-Go® 8/0 n/a
2½" Fin-S Fish® n/a #1
4" Fin-S Fish® 2/0 2/0
5" Fin-S Fish® 2/0 3/0
5¾" Fin-S Fish® 4/0 5/0
7" Fin-S Fish® 4/0 5/0
10" Fin-S Fish® 8/0 n/a
3¼" Fin-S Shad® n/a 1/0
4" Fin-S Shad® n/a 2/0
5" Fin-S Shad® 3/0 4/0
4" WhipstikTM n/a 1/0
7½" WhipstikTM 3/0 light wire 3/0 or 4/0
7" Slug-GoSS® 2/0 light wire 2/0
9" Slug-GoSS® 3/0 light wire 4/0