3 way swivel rig - Give it a try

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Catmaster, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    To anyone who is trying new rigs I think you should try using 3-way swivel rig. The main line through one eyelet, a 1' leader(stronger line than your main line) with a hook on it through another eyelet, and a 1 to 1.5' leader with about a 6-8 oz. bell weight through the last eyelet. The whole point of this rig is to get your bait off the bottom of the river/lake. I use this rig alot while drifting.
     
  2. ksutroubleii

    ksutroubleii New Member

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    I use this rig for river and creek fishing. I also recommend trying this setup if you've never tried it.
     

  3. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Yes that works pretty good, it is called a "Drop Rig" around here. They work awesome for helping you not get hung up as much also!

    Zakk:)
     
  4. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    I saw that in a magazine the other day and sat at the table today and made up four of them. In Fisherman was sowing it in a article on Drifting for catfish.
     
  5. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    My brother showed it to me one day and I have used it ever scence.
     
  6. fishmania

    fishmania New Member

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    I like to tie my own 3 way it does not spen in the curent and it is free it is a good strong 3 way the guys that showed me how to tie it are some of the best cat men around.
     
  7. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    I like to use 2 two way swivels. slide one end of a two way through your main line and tie your weight leader to that then a plastic or glass bead then your other two way with your hook leader on it. I like this method much better, when I fish with my bait clickers and my drag lose it doesnt allow the fish to feel my weight or any resistance and this rig doesnt spin or get as much stuff caught on it as the 3ways did. I just have much better luck with it this way.
     
  8. Rajun_Cajun

    Rajun_Cajun New Member

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    i have tried it but it was in local pond so there wasnt any current, so my bait kinda got wrapped up around th line were the weight was. but i would like to try it in the kaw or something
     
  9. Drum Andersen

    Drum Andersen New Member

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    Three way swivels is all I use when I'm fishing for flatheads. I've tried other rigs and none seem to work better than the three way.
     
  10. blkhawkdwn

    blkhawkdwn New Member

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    i use this rig along with a small bobber on the lead line to help hold bait off bottom great rig for blues and channels
     
  11. okiecop

    okiecop New Member

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    I use this rig alot when river fishing. I have found out tho that if I use the same line for both the hook and sinker line that they will tangle easily. So i have gone to useing a lighter line for the sinker around #10 test vs #20 for the hook and main line.
     
  12. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good ive never tried it but Im going to give it a try next time I hit the river. Also have just tied my first dropper loop rig with two hooks on main line before the weight. Cant wait to try that either.