Hair-Rigs for flathead catfish

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by D_Weezy, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    I saw this rig in the new In-Fisherman Multispecies Special magazine. This idea comes from Kirk McKay of Winnetka, California. He uses a hair-rig style setup for Flathead catfish. I have seen this used on limblines, except they used two circle hooks of the same size. I am sure that this rig would increase your hook-up ratio. This should also keep your bait moving more freely. I have thought of trying this before. My idea was to rig the bait with wire through the nose holes, like they do with saltwater baits. Floral wire would probably work fine for this. You can buy it at Wal-Mart, it is green and comes on a 3" spool with it's own cut-off tool built in. I will have to try his idea this year.

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  2. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    I'll have to try that floating a lake, but in river cover I think you would loose to many rigs.:smile2:
     

  3. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Same as the Carp rig? If so I use that with decent results. Easy to tie up too.
     
  4. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay New Member

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    When there finicky , and biting short , I'll be sure to give it a try ,looks great .This may be the first time I'm smarter than the fish .