Catmaster Surface / Sub-Surface Worm & Leech Rig
Surface / Sub-Surface Worm & Leech Rig
This rig is designed to present worms & leeches, on, or below the water surface, as well as above underlying weed and snags. It’s fished in such a way that the rig pushes the bait away from the mainline, and so stops catfish from easily getting spooked. The rig is very effective with leeches, as the leeches swimming like manner causes the top section of the thinner tubing to bounce in such a way, it incorporates even more movement into the bait. This rig must be fished on a free running lead set up, and under slight tension. If fished on the surface, fine adjustments can be made giving various degrees of angles to surface fished baits, and as a result pushes the bait even further away from the mainline. To fish the rig, firstly extend the thinner tube to within 2 inches of the top of the thicker tubing. Thread your main line through the tubing and attach to your hook link pulling the swivel back into the coloured tubing on the tip.
IMPORTANT: If using Circle Hooks DO NOT STRIKE!
Simply tighten down onto a taking fish; this makes the rig self-hooking.