I wanted a way to run a line in an open stretch of a creek that had no snags or structure to tie off on, so this is what I came up with. I had some success with this weekend. I though of it on my own, but I'm sure it has been done by others. Run 1' to 1.5' cord from a 5lbs weight (I used one from a bench weight set) to a three-way swivel. Now run a cord of the same length from another eye of the swivel and tie your hook to it. Run another cord from the last eye to your jug. The length on this line is going to very depending on how deep the stretch is that you are fishing. I add about an extra foot for every 4' deep I am fishing. Be sure and use a BIG jug, a gallon or better, that can float your weight and handle some abuse. I ran these jugs about 30 ft down stream from a snag I know they like to feed around baited with 6" live bluegill. Two jugs caught two 15+ lb flatheads after sitting for a couple hours. Both fish ran down stream quite a ways. My only concern is that they might drag it into a deep hole, but I think I might add a yo-yo just below the jug to keep it floating if it runs into deeper water. Thoughts? Suggestions?