I've designed an easy to make soft plastic bait holder that is probably stronger than anything on the market. I've made two versions: one is right on the hook and the other allows you to rig the bait hook forward.
Remember the coiled Mono rod leash that I posted here several years ago? The latest issue of Bass Magazine has the same "How To." That tip, when it was posted here got more hits than any "How to" tip than any I can remember.