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Old 07-07-2016, 04:15 PM
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As the title states. What's your go-to deadstick bait river presentation? Besides the ole' pickerel rig.... out of curiosity.
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:53 PM
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I use a slip sinker rig. I use two double barrel swivels. The swivel that slides is tied to a sinker with a light breakaway line and the other swivel is tied to the line and has a gamakatsu hook with fluorocarbon.
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:58 PM
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I use a slip sinker rig. I use two double barrel swivels. The swivel that slides is tied to a sinker with a light breakaway line and the other swivel is tied to the line and has a gamakatsu hook with fluorocarbon.
Bait of choice? Floating worm?
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Bait of choice? Floating worm?
Nightcrawler, minnow, sucker meat occasionally.
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Yeah I'll bump my own thread. Ok

I've used slip sinkers for trolling spinning rigs on lakes. Work great. I'm guessing a lot of guys employ them on the river. Will a minnow on a bare hook be suspended in a river using this method?
Honestly not much of a spin casting river fisher. Haven't done much of it. More of a lake and (river) fly fisherman...
I hate Pickerel rigs although acknowledge why guys use them...
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:55 PM
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I use wolf River rigs and Lindy rigs.
Never use pickerel rigs
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Yeah I'll bump my own thread. Ok

I've used slip sinkers for trolling spinning rigs on lakes. Work great. I'm guessing a lot of guys employ them on the river. Will a minnow on a bare hook be suspended in a river using this method?
Honestly not much of a spin casting river fisher. Haven't done much of it. More of a lake and (river) fly fisherman...
I hate Pickerel rigs although acknowledge why guys use them...
I use about 14in or so of line to the hook. It suspends the bait nicely and gives it a nice flutter in the current.

Pickerel rigs are effective, but messy (both in rivers and tackle boxes) and the materials are very cheap.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:03 PM
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I dont bait fish much anymore and dont like pickerel rigs. But if and when i use bait in a fast moving river i use a hook a couple of feet above the weight. Simple,effective and no tangles. Not much to loose. I tie weight on in a way that it breaks away first before the main line can break. Either worms or minnows work for me this way.
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:47 PM
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In Manitoba, we call Pickerel Rigs "Ukrainian Drop Shots"
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:48 PM
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In Manitoba, we call Pickerel Rigs "Ukrainian Drop Shots"
On the North Sask River we call them garbage.

I use the same rig as jhutter but I attach my weight with a small snap swivel that slides along my main line. If the weight snags the snap will pop open and I usually get the rest of my rig back.
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