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What do you guys think of this set up? I wanted to get some, but $9 is kind of alot to spend on something I'm not sure of.

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I never liked those. They always got snagged up and I broke them off. I never went back. I either do it the old school way or I use a Carolina Keeper. 

 

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^^^^x2   I received a tip from "the man" to use a Rage Tail Eeliminator on a 4/0 or 5/0 EWG superline hook.  Dip about 3/4 of the tail in JJ's Magic chartreuse. 

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If you really want to use a rig like that, you can make it yourself rather easily.

 

You need piano wire from a hobby shop and glass and metal beads from a crafts store.

 

IMO its just as easy to slide a weight and bead on the main line (I prefer braid) and tie a swivel on. Then tie a leader (flouro) and your hook. You are still only tieing two knots.

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I agree with the other post's! i fish the C-rig alot in the summer. And I am old school so I use the C-keeper or just rig it up old school! And yes Bass Pro does carry them.

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I have used those and did not have any problems with them, but found that I liked being able to buy different weight shapes as well for the cover that I was fishing.  So for me it was a better investment in buying the beads, weights, and swivels separately.  Also if you lose one you are not out that much.

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I've used those. Still have a couple in my tackle box  They are OK,  but it doesn't take much longer to set up a traditional C rig.  BTW I paid  about half of that $9 price tag for them.

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^^^^x2   I received a tip from "the man" to use a Rage Tail Eeliminator on a 4/0 or 5/0 EWG superline hook.  Dip about 3/4 of the tail in JJ's Magic chartreuse. 

You know you're "the man" when you can reply to a thread with your own videos! LOL

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There are two distinct schools of thought on Carolina rigs.

 

The majority of guys use one-ounce weights with a 3-foot leader tied to a barrel swivel on14+ test flourocarbon line. The hook is a 3/0, 4/0 or 5/0 extra wide gap depending on your bait.

 

The second is what Gene is describing: the Carolina Keeper system. This system eliminates two of the three weak points along the line to the hook, i.e., your knot of choice on each end of the swivel which you attach your line. Your hook and bait selection can be the same as using a swivel.

 

Also, the Carolina Keeper has less chance of getting hung up as do the swivels we use.

 

If you are throwing a heavy weight, over 1/2 ounce, you can use two or three Keepers to hold the weight at the selected length.

 

In additon, if you want to lengthen or shorten the leader it is very easy and fast with Carolina Keepers.

 

Some guys like the clear color while others go for the red. Your choice.

 

So give those Carolina Keepers a shot and let us know how you like or don't like them.

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Carry some pliers to put it on the line and also to adjust length. But being a bass angler you probably already have that on your checklist.

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I've had e same issues as others ... These things snagged. I tired one and decide it was not worth it for me,

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