Question on catfishing rigs

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by brinley45cal, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    I dont use a swivel so to keep my sinker off my hook and bait off the bottom i have been using a split shot.This has not been working very well,everytime i cast the split shot slips all the way down to the hook.Is there anything else i can use to keep my sinker up?
     
  2. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    Yes,... try a bead and a bobber stop in between your hook and weight. Clinching the weight with needle nose pliers couldn't hurt either. I can keep 4 0z weights off of my hook with a bead/stop so I don't see why you couldn't keep split shot off of it.
     

  3. CatBusster

    CatBusster New Member

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    I would tie a stop using braid and a double over hand loop to what ever depth you want to fish at! this can then be picked off and re-tied if you wish to alter the depth.

    failing that use several shot so as they act as a buffer, one shot slides to the other on the cast and stops at the depth you want to fish when the bait enters the water.
     
  4. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    would the bobber stop work on a 1 ounce egg sinker though?If it does im in buisness
     
  5. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    I use as much as 2oz under a slip float. Most stops will hold that much.
     
  6. CatBusster

    CatBusster New Member

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    brinley - just a question - why dont you use a swivel?
     
  7. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    Without the swivel i can feel the light bites better,its more sensative.
     
  8. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    I like using swivels with a seperate leader because I like making my leader out of slightly lighter line. That way when I get snagged, the leader will usually break first and I get my rig back. Another tip I got from DH and Dademoss is to pre make my leaders for the season and keep them in little mini ziplock bags. So when a leader breaks, just snip the swivel off and pull a new leader out of a bag, tie it on and back in business.
     
  9. Hootowlc3

    Hootowlc3 New Member

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    I like to use a Carolina keeper to keep the lead off knot when not using a swivel.