The three videos below are less than 5 minutes in total and should explain everything you need to know about using our products in the most effective way possible. We recommend that you watch all three videos, then read the detailed text guide at the bottom of this page. If using a Dagger system, the two videos on 'How to Work a Legend Popping Cork' will be more helpful than the top video.
Our guide to rigging and using the legend popping cork:
This guide was written by Bart Payne, founder & part owner of Legend Popping Corks:
We like to start with a 20 -30 lb test monofilament leader, using the thumb to armpit measurement for your leader length. After tying, this usually ends up being about 22-26 inches long. This length produces well for us over the flats in about 3 ft. of water, however if you are fishing deep grass or on the edge of a channel you may want a longer leader for better results. In deep water we'll use up to a 3.5 ft. leader.
We usually use live shrimp or various soft plastics under a Legend Popping Cork, but this cork has proven to be extremely deadly when using live mullet or croaker (usually later in the season).
While using this cork, keep in mind that you can't pop it too much. If drifting, we concentrate on long casts and popping the cork with solid jerks on the rod. As we show in the videos on working the cork, we pop the cork multiple times with pauses between pops. If you are anchored you may not want to pop the cork as frequently, but don’t be afraid to make some noise.
One extra thing that we like to do is use a treble hook with an orange spoon skirt on the shank of the hook. I know the treble hook doesn’t appeal to everyone, but we have found that the combination of the treble hook and a spoon skirt boxes more fish. I can’t stress the importance of the orange spoon skirt enough, if using a treble hook we absolutely don’t fish without the skirt.
Also, we feel that anyone who wants to be a top-notch fisherman should master the art of tying a blood knot. It takes some practice, but it's worth it. For a detailed tutorial on tying a blood knot, we recommend this: http://www.animatedknots.com/bloodknot/