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For those of you who Carolina rig you might to look at finessing this presentation.
One of my favorite techniques is using the brass cylinder shaped slip shot known as a Mojo weight. This rig doesn't use a swivel or mote than one knot. You peg the slipshot weight* onto the main line and have only the knot to the hook.
I generally use 14lb fluorocarbon line for this rig and 3/0 EWG wide gap off set Owner or Gamakatsu hook. The rig is simple; 1/4 oz slip shot, Peg-It and glass bead.
see Don Iovino products as one source of supply. http://www.iovino.com/projo.html and http://www.iovino/beadpeg.html

You can use whatever soft plastic you prefer, mine are Yamamoto Hula Grub or Kreature rigged on the 3/0 hook. Like fishing a jig without the leadhead, very effective combination for quality bass.
To down size the rig for spinning tackle and small finesse worms, use a 1/8 oz slipshot and size 1 Gamakatsu rubber worm hook on 8 lb fluorocarbon and Roboworms. http://www.roboworm.com/roboworm.htm
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* reading this I realized a mistake; you peg a bead onto the main line for the weight stopper, not the weight.
 

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I always knew that hula grubs would work on a c-rig, just couldn't get a fish to think so. I haven't ever thrown a split shot rig much, but I will have to add it to the arsenal sooner or later. It fits right into the finessey stuff spots love best.
 

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The key with slipshot is you fell everyhing the bait is doing, where C-rig you only feel the weight and the bass can have the lure a long time just swimming along with it. Using creatures you want to start with a 24" line length from the weight to reduce lose of feel. Roboworm Robo-X series pitchin kraw is a good big bait, MMIII is agreat color choice.
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Ps; yes they make a watermelon/red flake.
 

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I have a video of Woo Daves where he uses this ' mojo rig ' or a mini Carolina rig as he calls it.
 

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I agree this rig can be very productive. I ran out of the clynder weights and found the self-pegging Gambler bullet weights work as well. At least the results appeared the same.

On your rig, what does the bead do if the weight is pegged?
 

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TampaCountryBoy said:
I agree this rig can be very productive. I ran out of the clynder weights and found the self-pegging Gambler bullet weights work as well. At least the results appeared the same.

On your rig, what does the bead do if the weight is pegged?
It is very important that the weight is free to slide on the line for a few reasons. The weight slides down the line as the rig sinks to the bottom, then you pick up the slack and slowly pull the floating soft plastic worm or creature to the weight, the only thing you feel is the lure and the bass if it has picked it up. With a stationary pegged weight, you may miss the strike when the lure is moving back to the weight where most strikes occur. The brass hole stays open, where lead can be closed from rocks or vibration in your tackle box. The glass bead creates a clicking sound the attracts the bass.
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I have a video of Woo Daves where he uses this ' mojo rig ' or a mini Carolina rig as he calls it.
That may be the spinning presentation that western bass fisherman callled split shot for decades, that most of us actually used the sliding Mojo weight and a small round split shot for the stopper. we used this rig with reapers and they still work great with the off set hook to help prevent line twist.
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Another reason that I use this rig with Hula Grubs and 4" to 5" creature baits, is the presentation technique for the heavier 1/4 oz weight application is the same I use for horizontal jigs. I use the same med/hvy, fast action 6'10" jig rod and retrieve the the rig by keeping the rod tip down pointed at where the line enters the water. Strikes feel about the same as a jig, altough they hold it longer and the reel and rod sweep hook set is identical. This keeps me in the same rhythm and feel, therefor missed fish are minimized. The Texas rig requires more rod action to bounce the line with a higher rod tip position. Worm strike are much slower and you have time to lower the rod tip and tighten the line to get a good hook. If you try lowering the rod tip and use a worm set on a jig fish, you will miss the majority of bites.
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ps; This is a good technique to learn jig fishing or use spider jigs, the same twin tail Hulagrub on a 1/4 to 1/2 stand up or football head.
 
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