KNOTS & RIGS
You’re only as strong as the weakest link in your tackle. Here’s a growing reference to help you ensure your skills AND repertoire are robust.
TACKLE TWEAK — How To Rig A Butterflied Baitfish
If you’re bait fishing, nothing beats a livey. However, if you don’t have live bait but do have fresh bait, try the butterflied method, which leaves two fillets attached to the head. When rigged correctly, this bait will resemble a live fish swaying in the current as it descends through the water column.
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YOU WILL NEED:
- desired baitfish
- filleting knife
- two suicide hooks (or similar)
- leader material of preferred weight
Snell or snood front hook to your leader, leaving plenty of length in the trailing tag to tie on a second hook using the same method. For instructions on how to tie a snell knot, click here. Trim the tag close, once the second knot is locked tight.