Alaska cut-plug herring tactics, the Texas Twist

The key to the Texas Twist is cutting the herring at almost 90 degrees. Also, the hook should wrap around the backbone and pop out low in the belly on the opposite side. It has a nice quick roll that silver salmon love and will catch kings well too.

I call this the Texas Twist in honor of my good friend Bob Renner who hooked it up by accident and discovered a salmon killer!  This is economical in that it allows use of the head end of the herring as well as the tail, it holds up well underwater (especially if the herring has been salted) and its quick roll requires very little effort.