Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
TonkaBass

carolina rig

Recommended Posts

7' to 7 1/2' for sure!!! With a Carolina Rig you will make some long cast and will have a lot of line out so the longer rod helps with getting a good hook set!!!! I use all kinds of baits from stick worms to brush hogs!!! I like a hight speed real as well to pick up the line faster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually just got started on this technique and lovin' it...

I use a 6'6" spinning combo.I'm gonna use 12lb braid but the leader will be 17lb fluoro.My favorite lure is a U-Tail Zoom worm in Junebug red.

I love having the boat downwind and casting against the wind.This way my line is always stretched out when the boat is being pushed by the wind.

I dunno about y'all but the strikes feel fun on a C-rig:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7'-7.5" medium heavy with a high speed reel. 20# flouro test main line and a 12#-15# flouro leader. If the main line is lighter than the leader you will lose the whole rig when you get hung on rocks where as if the leader is lighter you will only lose the hook (odds are). There are very few plastics that you can't use on a carolina rig.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always use Vanish for my leaders. I swear the fish cannot see it. Like to use a light wire #1 hook with a floating worm. The Lindy rig of bass fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Lindy rig of bass fishing.

Other way around, actually the Lindy rig is a copy of the Carolina rig!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I made my own C-rigging rod last summer. It is a 7,2" MH, the key I find is that you need a stout rod *but not too heavy*. The MH is all I've used crigging but previous rod's I have used that I havn't been all that happy with are those with "whippy" tips. You'll be knocking up against rock, gravel and cover and will want somthing stiff enough to pull through easily. Prior to making my 7,2" rod, I used a 6,6" MH St. Croix Avid. It worked great too but I like having a longer rod for more leverage in setting the hook. As for baits, I will rig up any plastic bait for the most part. My go to plastics are tubes and creature baits. But I'll even downsize to 3" grubs when the situation presents itself. Awesome technique that IMO is way underused. I run 30 LB power pro with a Flourocarbon leader in 12 lb test.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: Deitz Dittrich
yup!

12 lb test, is...... 12 lb test!

I Beg to differ

How? I'll go to say that most 12 lb test mono's will break at around 16lb, but the supposed weakest part in the run(run being the large bulk spool that line companies use to fill the smaller spools.) will break near 12 lb test. Braids because of their lack of stretch, tend to break quite near what they are tested to. At least from the many tests I have done with a machine to test knot strength. I'm not trying to start a battle here ocf, but please back up your statement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

12# Gamma Copoly and Yozuri Hybrid has a ridiculous break at about 18-20#. Surprisingly even 12# Trilene XL will break at 14# fresh from the box. I've found that 12# Trilene XT will get you to about 16# fresh from the box. Sometimes these lines break below 12#.

Any fishing line, will get weaken after one day of use.

Keep in mind that not all manufacture tests are standardized across. A dry line test will be different from a wet line (example soaked in water for 1 hour) test.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree that not all manufacturers pound tests are not the same. I know that lines with more stretch seem to break at a higher poundage. I look at the diameter more often than the pound test. If you look at lines like Yo-Zuri Hybrid they have a higher diameter than a trilene XL or even Vanish. Diamater is what the fish see, not the number on the box.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yozuri Hybrid is a weird one. Some of it's test# line diameter is smaller and some of it is larger. I forget which of which. Unlike Trilene XT, all of it is typically larger diameter.

If one is to use a more acurate gauge of line strength. You have to measure break # against diameter and compare that amongst the lines. For what's reasonably affordable, Yozuri Hybrid and Gamma are my top choice because you can drop down in line test on box label and get the same break as other lines. We all know that line break strenght alone is not a good way to buy. Other performance factors should be consider as well, like how stiff or how supple the line is, anti-abrasion quality, line coil memory, stretch deformity, line visibility or invisibility underwater.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dietz, 2 years ago I did a Straight pull test for several lines all in the 12 pound test category and every mono and flouro that I tested below or at the 12 pound mark. The powerpro performed the best at around 14-15 pounds. Just for fun I put some year old 8 pound fire line on and it broke at 17 pounds. That is the main reason I use fireline today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know for sure it was trilene XL and XT for mono, maybe one more. I am not positive on everything else though. Gamma was not tested, nor was yo zuri hybrids. For the test I attached the line onto a basketball hoop through the use of key rings. One key ring was on the hoop and one was on a 5 gallon bucket. bungees were added loosely. I then filled the bucket with water until it snapped and weighed the bucket.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if the heavier briad, like 50 lb power pro breaks near 50 pounds. I think I'm gonna test it, I will post my results.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TB- every time I have tested it, it has not... However, it really depends on how you test it. Getting a knot to not(knot) fail is the hardest part...

Be careful, one can hurt themselves testing 50 lb test.. LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like using the old lizard for Carolina rigs.

A little story about 50 pound power pro:

I was trolling for pike one time in a Grand Rapids area lake with a #9 shad rap. I got hung up big time (must have been a log or something) in about 16 feet of water. I was unable to free the lure as I tried tugging on it from every direction. So all I could do was pull on the line.

Well, after trying with bare hands for about 2 seconds, I decided a lure wasn't worth losing some fingers so I used a hand towel to wrap around the line and pull. I pulled and pulled and man, is that line strong! Finally, it gave way and broke what I thought was the line. Wrong. I reeled in and on the end of my steel leader was the split ring that bent open and freed itself from the crankbait. I couldn't friggin believe it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Yup so far this season would have had 2 nice ones with a shotgun I just keep telling myself archery is life lol
    • Doesn't get any better than that. Pic says it all. Congrats  
    • Well not the most attractive option but when the kids are out playing in the sprinkler you could get a roll of nonslip pool matting to roll out then put in the garage during the fall-winter? 
    •   OK, then how about stripping the sealer if that is what makes it slippery.   After a few years it really isn't necessary, since the concrete is mostly cured by then (yeah it keeps curing for decades but most of it is done in a year or two).     I guess if you like the glossy look then maybe the sand in the sealer thing is worth a try.
    • Season ended just like I thought it would and happy Leipold held true to his word and moved on from Fletcher...he did some good things but overall did a poor job building a team that can compete at a high level unfortunately.  It will be interesting to see how the new GM handles this situation...getting rid of under-performers will not be easy and what in return? Going to be one of those down before heading back up deals. Coyle will be the first to go IMO, Granny can go as far as I'm concerned...gotta sign Zucker even though he was terrible in the playoffs, Nino is a question mark, Staal might need to go with the up year he had but long in the tooth and now would be the only time to get anything for him, Ennis (terrible player) will be bought out, Foligno (terrible) probably not tradeable with his contract...enjoy the ride Wild fans!
    • We packed four of us in the blind and had a blast!  Just about ready to give up and gave "one last call" only to have the birds blow up not 30 yards away from us.  One of the gobblers rubbed against the blind for two feet as he walked into the deeks- pretty dang cool!  Ryan made a perfect shot and dropped the bird in his tracks.  
    • Ryan.pdf The pdf shows up as a link for me.  Is that ok Borch?  
    • Twins are 33-91 against the Yankees since 2002! Its unbelievable how awful they play against them.    Stanton absolutely murdered that hanging curveball for a HR last night.
    • I was looking for reviews last night but only found a handful and they didn't really give me that much info. They seemed to be overall positive reviews but all were written after recently applying it so no info on longevity.