These live bait rigging needles are the best way to rig a live bait. These are especially valuable for those soft skinned baits. Push your rubber band or dental floss loop into the notch on the end of the needle. Thread the needle thru the nose cartilage of your bait, or thru the back if you prefer. Pull off needle, thread your hook thru both ends of band, twist until snug and feed the hook underneath the twist to keep the hook snug against the bait.