I have been fishing for roughly 20 years now. Since the beginning my dad showed me a rig that used a weight at the bottom 2 hooks spaced a foot apart and then a swivel to connect it to your main line (see surfrig.jpg below). I know these are commercially available, and you can just attach hooks, but i prefer to make my own leaders. I have only fished this way, and here in the Bay Area of CA, i have only seen other people fish this rig. Now that i have been frequenting catfish1, I notice that the carolina is almost the exclusive rig of choice (example below). Now this may be that the carolina is more suited for larger southern cats or heck any number of reasons that i just may not know. My question to all the anglers out there is what is your rig of choice and how did you come to choose it? Furthermore, have you ever used the surf rig that I described above?