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Stream Rig for Split Shot

July 18, 2014 | Categories: Fishing Tips

Fishing fast water over rocky bottoms presents a special problem – how to keep from losing your entire rig. We have the answer. Use a three-way swivel by tying your line to one loop, a leader of desired length to another and a lightweight dropper line to the third loop. Pinch a dozen or so round split shot onto the bottom of the dropper line. When your rig gets caught in the rocks, a slight tug on the line will slide the shot off and free your bait. You won’t have to retie the dropper line.