Rig to cut down on tangles

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by MoCatfisher, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. MoCatfisher

    MoCatfisher New Member

    When using a 3-way swivel rig the hook sometimes gets tangled with the weight on the cast...with the addition of a short piece of soft plastic tubing you eliminate most of that problem...I'm sure some have seen this, but maybe some haven't...see attached pic...
     

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  2. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thanks for the tip I may try that.
     

  3. holeinthewall

    holeinthewall New Member

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  4. SUNDROP

    SUNDROP New Member

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    Great tip! I do know to use a lighter weight line for the sinker so if it hangs up, you can snap the line and save the rest!!
     
  5. Goldenshinner

    Goldenshinner New Member

    That is an awsome tip. ive used something similar. actualy a length of solid steel wire. but that is good,thanks. i would add that if you have slack in the line durring cast out, the line will bow down current of the weight and give oportunity for the bait to twist on it. the line might seem tight(with current). my 2cents
     
  6. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Short pieces are also great to cushion hard beads and lead weights and keep them from cutting your line at knots.I love you Brothers and Sisters
     
  7. whiskers77

    whiskers77 New Member

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    That is a great idea! Thanks for showing us a pic so we can see how it's rigged.
     
  8. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Great idea I just had a similar problem on another post. Now where do you get that plastic tubing though?
     
  9. MoCatfisher

    MoCatfisher New Member

    Any hardware store...just take a 3way the size you're gonna use and make sure it will PUSH on so it stays in place...what's in the pic is lest over ice maker tubing, soft enough to stretch over the swivel, but not too stiff to nick the leader...
     
  10. dust777man

    dust777man New Member

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    Gonna have to give this one a try. Thanks for the info.
     
  11. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Why didn't I think of that! Thanks!
     
  12. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    check with your local medical supply houses for oxygen tubes. They have a multitude of sizes, all soft and plyable.
     
  13. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'm trying that out tonight. :wink:
     
  14. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I have used the aquarium airline tubing sold at Pet shops,dime stores and now at Wal-Mart for about 50 years now.Usually the bigger package is a lot more for a little more money.The "assorted bead packages" found in the crafts section are normally far cheaper and of a wider variety that the ones sold in the fishing department.I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  15. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    thats a good idea.
     
  16. kingdawes

    kingdawes New Member

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    that is a great idea. Usually I use a modified version of the 3-way. I actually does not involve a 3-way swivel. I have been wanting to try a rig with a three way on it though. I will definetly be trying you tip.