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SteveJ
05-16-2007, 05:36 PM
I have been reluctant to rig up with the so-called C/C rig due to the problems I forsee with tangles when moving from place to place. At present I use a barrel sinker with a rubber band pulled thru it with 1 jig tied to the bottom. When moving all I have to do is pull the weight down to the jig and don't have a lot of loose line to tangle. When reaching my new spot all I have to do is pull the weight back up the line and I ready to slow-troll again. You folk that use that rig how do you keep it tangle-free?

Matt Smith
05-16-2007, 06:00 PM
I hook the two hooks together to form a loop, place the loop over the reel, and then reel the slack up.

crappie cowboy
05-16-2007, 08:14 PM
Hey Steve, I use little wire ties at each hook and weight and pole and tighten them up. You can buy these at WalMart or any hardware store.
The one's I have come in a bag of about 50 there small black ones, forgot the cost, but real cheap.
I cut them with small wire cutters or nail clippers. This will work for you.
Go Fish...........spider rig man

Cane Pole
05-16-2007, 09:02 PM
Repeat. Wonder why they call it a Capps and Coleman rig? I was fishing a rig like it before either of them were born. I didn't invent it. I learned it from a river rat. I guess the have "status".

roybuoy
05-17-2007, 06:20 AM
I use rubber bands to tie hooks together,or rubber band them around the rod and hooked over an eye

Bowfin
05-17-2007, 01:57 PM
Anybody got a picture of the C & C rig? I googled and couldn't find any pics.

SteveJ
05-17-2007, 02:01 PM
I think maybe once crappie tournaments started up and they got famous with that rig someone gave it that name, maybe Tim Huffman. I'm sure a Texas rigged worm and a Carolina rig was used before they got famous in bass tournaments. I gave up bass fishing about 4-5 years ago and got into crappie fishing reading all I could about it and the first I heard of the C/C rig was in Winning Crappie Secrets by Tim Huffman so that's what I have been calling it.

SteveJ
05-17-2007, 02:02 PM
Anybody got a picture of the C & C rig? I googled and couldn't find any pics.

http://pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL757/4885893/10083553/207179890.jpg

Cracker68
05-17-2007, 02:39 PM
Been around longer than Capps and Colemen. Have no idea why everyone calls it that. Those boys grew up at Reelfoot and people have been making those and many different variations long before they where born. They just made them popular in places besides Reelfoot.

Attention everyone they didn't invent it. They just use it..

Fishpole
05-17-2007, 02:45 PM
I spoke to Capp's at the Grizzly Jig spring show, he said he uses 1/4 to 3/8 oz weight almost all the time except when fishing very deep on the above rig for minnows and when jigging he runs one jig with the added weight no second hook or jig. I asked about heavy winds and he said when the boat is bouncing he hand holds two poles to keep the bait steady. He didn't specify hook size at the time. Also higher quality egg sinkers have smoother edges and do less damage to your line. Hook 12 to 18 inches from weight and swivel. Think he said #8 swivel. I tie these at home and wrap them around a styrene noodle swim thingy. If i get broke off or too tangled i can retie and be back in the water very quickly. Around here they also call it the Kentucky lake rig. It's been around longer than capps or coleman. lol. No disrespect to 2 fine fishermen intended.

Fishpole
05-17-2007, 02:52 PM
To keep them from tangling, i'm able to put top hook in line guide and other in cork handle take up slack and twist line around pole and move fairly easily no excessive tangles. Just had to get use to keeping the rigs about the right length. You get used to it after awhile. Ikeep a seperate noodles full of rigs at different weights so if conditions are right i only have one to get in the way at a time. also if it falls in the water it floats. lots of folks are using the noodles for trot lines now too.

Jerry Hancock
05-17-2007, 03:50 PM
I do the same thing that Fishpole described and it works fine. Just make sure the top leader doesn't reach below the swivel and you"ll get less tangles while fishing. When using one hook, we just run the line through the weight and tie on a hook 12-18"s below the weight. No swivel and one knot.

ShilohRed
05-17-2007, 04:59 PM
I have black electric tape every 6" on my rods. place a hook into the black tape and its taken care of.
Pete

luvjign
05-17-2007, 09:24 PM
This may sound a little farfetched, but the little ponytail holders that little girls wear that's got the two ball thingys on them work like a charm. Just wrap it once or twice, according to how big the pole is, and stick the ball through the loop. You can leave them on there to stuff the hooks in at any time, or wrap them around the hooks when you're done. Works like a champ. I think they are made by "Goodys". They have them at Wally World in the girly hair stuff section. I felt kinda strange takin' them through the checkout.:eek:

SteveJ
05-18-2007, 08:17 AM
I do the same thing that Fishpole described and it works fine. Just make sure the top leader doesn't reach below the swivel and you"ll get less tangles while fishing. When using one hook, we just run the line through the weight and tie on a hook 12-18"s below the weight. No swivel and one knot.

I'm using only one lure now and this is my way of doing it. Makes it easy to pull the lead down to the jig and you have less loose stuff. From my bass fishing days of Texas rigging, we did use a toothpick, rubber better on line.
http://pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL757/4885893/10083553/253449001.jpg
This may sound a little farfetched, but the little ponytail holders that little girls wear that's got the two ball thingys on them work like a charm. Just wrap it once or twice, according to how big the pole is, and stick the ball through the loop. You can leave them on there to stuff the hooks in at any time, or wrap them around the hooks when you're done. Works like a champ. I think they are made by "Goodys". They have them at Wally World in the girly hair stuff section. I felt kinda strange takin' them through the checkout.
I have been using just the cloth cover rubber bands, didn't think about those with the balls, have also used the very small plastic hinged hair clip things to hold my poles together when they are folded up. Will look for some of the ones with balls.