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Darrell25
02-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Hey guys, I have a few questions on spider rigging. When y'all rig do yall use swivel and weight or do yall just use a weight without a swivel and what rigs and line yall prefer? Thanks for advice.

captankangaroo
02-18-2014, 04:04 PM
If I`m in deep water, 8# mainline, to cross line swivel with 12to18 in of 6# floro on side to jig. Then 18 in 6# floro, pass line 3x threw egg sinker 1/4 to1 oz. Tie on reg swivel,then 2 ft 6# floro to jig. In shallow water I use one hook, tie reg swivel to mainline 2ft 6# floro,then slide egg sinker on to swivel, pass line threw 4or5 times, tie on jig. Always use a swivel on all rigs. keeps line from twisting.

Darrell25
02-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Ok thanks for reply. I seen in a video where it looked like a guy had 1/2oz bullet weight with no swivel or anything he just had it about 18in from hook didnt know if anybody has tried that.

captankangaroo
02-18-2014, 10:42 PM
I`m sure every ones rigs are different. depending on local, just have to try a few and see whats best for you. Wind and current change a lot so I keep tied up rigs with different lead sizes for fast changes. the swivel lets you do that faster then retying the whole rig. every place you go the locals have something that works good there. Ask around the ramp or bait shop. Never hearts to try what you think, might be the trick every ones looking for! Good Luck

Darrell25
02-19-2014, 07:40 AM
Yeah that's right. Thanks for reply and good luck.

Wadenthebushes
02-20-2014, 09:42 PM
If I`m in deep water, 8# mainline, to cross line swivel with 12to18 in of 6# floro on side to jig. Then 18 in 6# floro, pass line 3x threw egg sinker 1/4 to1 oz. Tie on reg swivel,then 2 ft 6# floro to jig. In shallow water I use one hook, tie reg swivel to mainline 2ft 6# floro,then slide egg sinker on to swivel, pass line threw 4or5 times, tie on jig. Always use a swivel on all rigs. keeps line from twisting.

I have luck fishing gnat/minner combo with this rig. Double rig for fall trolling.

Darrell25
02-26-2014, 08:52 PM
When yall do a single hook rig do yall do weight swivel then leader line or swivel, leader line and weight right above hook? Thanks.

captankangaroo
02-26-2014, 09:21 PM
I tie the swivel on 4-5ft leader, then slide egg sinker to swivel. Pass leader line through sinker 4-5 times tie on jig, hook . Tie main line to swivel. I make up a few ahead of time, wrap`em on pool noodle. GoodLuck!

RCC
02-26-2014, 09:45 PM
There are faster, cheaper, and easier ways, but none better. Don't over look the rig with the weight on the bottom. I think it is called a Kentucky rig. I use both.

I usually put the weight and swivels on a 10 or 8 lb and use 6 for the leaders. If you hang, you just lose part of your rig most of the time.

Be sure and powder paint your weight. Occasionally a fish will hit at the weight and knock himself out and you can just dip him up. Saves on minners. That is a minner critter on the bottom and a hand snelled Mr Crappie hook on the top. I have had trouble with the line wrapped through the sinker breaking after catching several fish. If you wrap the line through the sinker, be sure and de-burr the holes good.



When yall do a single hook rig do yall do weight swivel then leader line or swivel, leader line and weight right above hook? Thanks.

Just a jig for a single hook for me unless power trolling then a large weight with a loooooooong leader.

Darrell25
02-26-2014, 09:59 PM
Thanks for all the advice guys. Guys it doesn't matter if weight is above or below swivel.

RCC
02-26-2014, 10:03 PM
Thanks for all the advice guys. Guys it doesn't matter if weight is above or below swivel.

Weight is between a crossline swivel and a regular swivel on a C and C rig. On the Kentucky rig, two cross line swivels are used with a bell sinker on the bottom.

free bird
02-26-2014, 10:14 PM
I put my egg weight on. Normally 1/8 oz. it's on my main line. 12#. Then I tie a large swivel. I then tie a 20" to 30" leader on with one or two 1/16 oz jigs or minnow hooks. This is either 4# or 6#. If or I should say when I get hung up I either pull loose or I break the leader. Either way I don't loose the weight. Just tie another leader on and there ya go.

free bird
02-26-2014, 10:15 PM
I put my egg weight on. Normally 1/2 oz. it's on my main line. 12#. Then I tie a large swivel. I then tie a 20" to 30" leader on with one or two 1/16 oz jigs or minnow hooks. This is either 4# or 6#. If or I should say when I get hung up I either pull loose or I break the leader. Either way I don't loose the weight. Just tie another leader on and there ya go.

TexExp
02-27-2014, 04:13 PM
For simplicity, you can wrap an egg sinker 4-5 times with a 12-18" tag. Then tie on minnow hook. Simplest/cheapest rig possible.
Use lighter (1/2) weights and shorter tags for light wind and slow moving. Heavier (3/4 or more) weights and longer tags for windy days. [Keeps the minnow from getting jerked around on short tag from boat rocking]

Also try Wally Marshall troll techs.
VERY easy to tie on and use. The top hook is on a stiff wire that rotates 360 degrees. Minnows swim freely and - never - get tangled.
The weight is built in. This helps for trolling and not getting hung up. When I do hang in rocks, the stiff wire and weight allows it to bump free.
For ease of use, can't be beat.