What is a Carolina Rig??

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catman-j, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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  2. treemydog

    treemydog New Member

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    A carolina rig is where you put a egg sinker on your main line above a swivel.
    Below the swivel you tie a leader with your lure/bait.

    When a fish picks up the bait, it allows the fish to pull some line without having to feel the resistance of picking up the weight.

    The line just slides through the weight.

    Bass fishermen use a plastic worm a lot on a carolina rig with a 1/2 to 3/4 oz weight.

    Lots of folks put a plastic bead on the main line below the sinker to protect the knot from getting hammered by the sinker.

    Hope this helps.
     

  3. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    That's great thanks! That's what I use and I was wondering if that was the name for it.:smile2:
     
  4. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Its a great rig and I would say most use it!
     
  5. deepwoods

    deepwoods Member

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    We use a variation of the Carolina rig, a Santee rig. It is the same as the Carolina rig but place a 2 inch in-line float about half way between the hook and the sinker. It keeps the bait off the bottom and helps avoids snags. Also instead of a egg sinker try a walker or slinky weight.
     
  6. Relocated-Yankee

    Relocated-Yankee New Member

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    just my 2c worth. For still water an egg sinker is popular, withe moving water the no-roll is preferred. I use the no-roll for all types since I only need to have one type of sinker!! :wink:

    Scott
     
  7. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i use a disc sinker which has an eyelet and connect it to a snap swivel, i let the snap swivel slide up and down my line, the snap swivel is less abrasive on the line and its also easy to change my sinker or add more by opening the snap
     
  8. katsandsuds

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    I agree lendog, I use a snap swivel as well. When I am in a place that my weight snags alot, rocks for example, I will often tie the weight to the snap swivel with lighter line, 10lb or so. This allows me to break the weight off, only loosing the weight, and keeping the snap swivel, mainline, leader and the like.

    I also heard a guy in a siminar this past weekend that uses the plastic practice golf balls (like wiffle balls), cut a slot and puts that around the weight to make it more snag resistant. I am going to try that out soon.
     
  9. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    the first one is a one piece carolina rig with an egg sinker if i want to change the weight i can cut the the line at the swivel and retie. the second one is a fishfinder rig with a pyramid sinker. this is my goto rig i have rigged it with the lighter line also but thats another story.
     

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  10. MOVINON

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    Thanks for getting an answer to a question I've had for a long time.