Rig question

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by pelark, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. pelark

    pelark New Member

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    I am curious as to whether or not this is a typical, or at least common rig for catfishing. If anyone knows the name of such a rig, that would be appreciated too. Thanks
     

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  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    With the float in the position its in it will not hold up the bait and the sinker. May I suggest a 3 way swivel. With your sinker on the bottom with a lighter line for easy break off if snagged. Then the leader with thw hook can be attached to the other part of the swivel with the float on that a couple of inches back from the hook. Then you will be ready to roll. May I also suggest a carolina rig. Different rigs are used according to what the fishin situation dictates. Good fishin to ya.
     

  3. pelark

    pelark New Member

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    thanks for your reply. I guess maybe i didn't make it all that clear. The weight is actually resting on the bottom. I assume so at any rate, and the float is just to hold the baited hook off the bottom. Usually around a foot and a half or so above the bottom.
    I have only tried it a couple of times...not knowing whether or not it would work, but figured it made a lot of sense (at least to my feeble little melon) to anchor the line and suspend the bait...in theory at least.
    The heat has made things a little difficult of late so I guess I will find out if it works when things cool down a bit.
     
  4. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    try adding a float to the hook leader on this rig. with the long leader you can move the float up and down to adjust how far off the bottom you want the bait to be.
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    That is a good rig with one modification and thats the cork. Slide a 2 or 3 inch cigar float on the line and leave it where it will slide freely up and down the line. Tie your snker to the bottom then go up 1 to 2 ft. and tie a dropper loop to attach your hook to. The cigar float will be free sliding between your sinker and your dropper loop. When you cast out the cork will be resting against your sinker and when it hits the water it will slide up against your dropper loop keeping your bait suspended the distance between your sinker and your dropper loop. Remember to leave enough slack line to allow the cork to hold the bait up off the bottom.
     
  6. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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  7. pelark

    pelark New Member

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    Thanks mrmark...that makes a lot of sense to me too. I will have to try that one out...today if I can convince the little man to go with me...:big_smile:
     
  8. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    When I try this rig I always wind up getting the two lines tangled eventually any suggestions on how to stop that.
     
  9. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    well for the rig i suggested there are 2 points to remember first always use a quality swivel for the hook leader and second use leader material for your hook, its stiffer so it stays straight and doesn't tangle as easily as mono.
    laeder material is fairly cheap either 10cents for a 36 inch "stick" or 1.00 to 1.50 for a 10yd coil depending on what pound test you'd like. flourocarbon is another story.
     
  10. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Just bought myself some Seaguar leader material stuff is expensive. I will have to try that out maybe it will thanks Mr Edwards.
     
  11. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    you just bought some flourocarbon its good stuff just pricey. seaguar is expensive roughly 25.00 for 25 yds of 50lb test.
     
  12. kingdawes

    kingdawes New Member

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    gosh all that sounds good enough. Anybody in the loaning money buisness
     
  13. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Lol I paid $6.95 bucks for this and it was a trial size 10 yards.