Outdoors columnist for The Herald-Palladium


Ways to rig the versatile Centipede include (from top): wachy-rigged with a No. 1 VMC Neko hook, Tex-sposed and weightless with an extra-wide-gap hook and Texas rigged on a 1/0 Matzuo Sickle Worm Hook with a 1/8-ounce sinker.

One of the cool things about being an older bass angler is seeing how certain lures fall out of popular use but then make a resurgence.

Such is the case of the “French-fry” style soft plastics, of which the Zoom Centipede is the best known. It’s obvious why these lures were in the French fry category – they’re flat, 4 inches long and look similar to those delectable shards of potato.

Outdoors columnist Dave Mull lives in Paw Paw. Write to him at dave.sportfish.mull@gmail.com.