Slip Float RIgs

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by Eudora, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Eudora

    Eudora New Member

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    Hey all:


    I wanted tto start using slip float rigs. In particular, I'm going to fish the Ohio River and target blue cats. I have some Thill Big Fish Sliders and some Lindy Pole Floats. How could I configure a good rig with these floats? Thanks.

    Andy
     
  2. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    1. Slide on the bead
    2. Slide on the float
    3. Tie the hook onto the end on the line.
    4. put some lead shot above the hook to add weight. I like about 6-12 inches above the hook.
    5. take a short piece of mono and tie a uni knot above the bead. now you can slide the knot to adjust the deph you'll be fishing.
     

  3. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I do the same but use a Carolina rig to get it out there. Also if you buy the bead/preknot package kind make sure you slip on the preknot first, bead, float, ,slip sinker, bead, swivel, leader then hook. -Jim-
     
  4. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Main line: hook, bead, 12" straw with float, bead, swivel.
    Swivel: lighter lead for sinker, lenght depences on depth you wish.

    I use a small 12" tube with swivel twisted on tight at 1 end.
    Sinker leader is about 6 to 24".
     
  5. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    if you use a catbobber you will like it alot better and you have the chance of a auto hook set in case you are looking away:embarassed: