Wednesday, January 11, 2012


When tossing jigging style spoons for fish which often jump in an attempt to toss your lure, the Sydney rig can increase your catch rate. The Sydney rig is more or less a sliding spoon which has wire eyes on each end. To rig up, you run your leader wire or line through the front split ring of the spoon and through the back ring of the spoon. Then, connect to a stopper such as a bead chain swivel. Next hook up the swivel to a treble hook. The spoon should now slide up and down your line or leader material. This will prevent the fish from using the weight of the lure to help it toss the hook. Try this rig on your next trip for golden dorado, tigerfish, and even saltwater tarpon and you will be surprised!

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