Slim For bank poles I prefer to use 1"-1 1/2" pvc pipe about eight ft long. Attach an eyebolt to one end and tie 150lb (min) braided line to that. weight the end of the line with the appropate size weight to offset current. Then I decide how deep I want My bait, and cut out a one foot section of the line. I then tie a loop in the line with a swivel in the loop reattach the sectin to the main line with swivels on each end. This complely isolates the bait and you get no line twist what so ever. add a leader to the looped swivel and a big nasty circle hook. Hope you all can follow that, I'll post some pics of My rigs later this evening.