2. Draw Lower the jig to your left side and extend your right arm out, keeping the rod angled toward the water. As your arm extends, it will create a bend in the rod. Do not create tension by pulling on the jig. Continue to bend the rod by extending your arm until the face of the tip-top guide is parallel to the water's surface.
WHAT DO YOU do if crappies are hanging in the shade way back under a dock? You shoot them. But leave the gun at home. All you need is a 5-foot spinning rod and a closed-face spinning reel, preferably with a front trigger. This slingshot technique sends a light jig into tight spaces. I learned it on Alabama's Weiss Lake, but it works just as well for getting under overhanging limbs and blowdowns, too.