Mounted on a shallow-screw the 27 cm version soon proved too be a true magnet for big (and small) pike lurking in the weeds. Since we mainly fished in very shallow water the shallow screws were perfect for rigging the shads. Read more on how to rig a shad with a shallow screw at the end of this article.
Rod: Westin Dynamic Power Cast
Reel: Quantum Smoke by Palles Fiskeshop
Boat: Alumacraft 1236 by WestGear AB
Big Pike Fishing in Sweden Video
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Pike Fishing in Sweden continued
Rigging shads can be done in many different ways, here’s a basic version for shallow pike fishing using a “shallow screw”. This particular screw has two eyes which I prefer. Hooks are held in place using “stinger spikes”. The rig can also be made with split rings for each hook and one or both hooks can be pushed straight in the lure if preferred, skipping the spikes. Always include a swivel at the screw.
The screw I use is the Dj screw from Darts but there are others too. Stinger spikes are from Spro. I use 80 lb coated wire and hooks in sizes 1/0-3/0, depending on size of lure.