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I'm using 20# PowerPro braid and ill be fishing in a river with a rocky bottom.

 

Now, should I go Braid--Weight/Bead--Swivel--Flouro LeaderLeader or Braid to Fluoro Leader--Weight/Bead--Swivel--Fluoro Leader. 

 

I'm just trying to figure out what's best here. Ya'll let me know!

 

Thanks guys! Also, I was told to order those 6th Sense Peg Stoppers or whatever for this rig; where do I put that on at?

 

 

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If I where using braid, I'd just go braid..weight, two glass beads and a two way swivel with your leader of choice.

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What he said.

 

Also, you're going to be fishing a lot of rocky structure so be sure to check your mainline a lot. Braid + rocks can be a disaster. 

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What he said.

 

Also, you're going to be fishing a lot of rocky structure so be sure to check your mainline a lot. Braid + rocks can be a disaster. 

Braid cuts like butter on rocks. I fish a lot of rock; I don't throw a C rig at all but if I did my setup would go like this = braid to fluoro leader with an albright; on my leader would be the weight and bead to a swivel to the C rig fluoro leader to hook. I know it sounds like a lot but I've broke off so many times on rock before I went to a fluoro leader. If you fish fock, you gotta have something with some abrasion resistancy.

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Yeah I'm more a fan of fluoro main line and a mono leader.

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All that hardware and multiple knots, for something you may need to keep re-tying anyway because of abrasion on the rocks....

 

No thanks.  I'd just go with the slip-shot version of the finesse c-rig. 8lb mono (probably trilene xt), with 1/8oz mojo or other cylindrical weight sliding freely ahead of a bobber stopper, and the hook a foot and a half below. 

 

It's only one knot. You can put beads between the weight and the stopper if you want. And when your line gets damaged and you need to re-tie, just slide the stopper and weight further up the line.

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All that hardware and multiple knots, for something you may need to keep re-tying anyway because of abrasion on the rocks....

 

No thanks.  I'd just go with the slip-shot version of the finesse c-rig. 8lb mono (probably trilene xt), with 1/8oz mojo or other cylindrical weight sliding freely ahead of a bobber stopper, and the hook a foot and a half below. 

 

It's only one knot. You can put beads between the weight and the stopper if you want. And when your line gets damaged and you need to re-tie, just slide the stopper and weight further up the line.

True, but you're not going to throw your setup on a baitcaster to ledges in 30 feet of water.

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True, but you're not going to throw your setup on a baitcaster to ledges in 30 feet of water.

Lol, nope, you're right. I won't be doing that. But I'm also not sure I'd use a c-rig in a rocky river at all (or any version of one other than the finesse, anywhere).

 

So, All-star: are you throwing to ledges in 30 feet of water with a baitcaster?

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Braid weight bead swivel. Easier to retie one knot instead of 2. plus more knots means more chance of failure.

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For a C-rig, I recommend a mono leader as it floats. The majority of the time, you'll want your offering up off the bottom and fluoro will, at the least, drag it down some. Unless it's chunk rock, I wouldn't worry too much about using braid.  Most river rock is smooth.  As others have mentioned, a C-rig is a headache waiting to happen in river current.  A drop shot or split shot would be my choice with a short leader on the split shot rig.

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Petey Rig...

More of a finese C Rig presentation tho

You can use a stop with a sliding weight above or a bobber stop above and below. That way you can adjust the weight anywhere you like.

(Think split shot rig that can be adjusted much quicker)

Mike

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I would tie a C-Rig just like Smokinal suggested. That said, I'm almost definitely not throwing one in a river with any respectable current. The idea that river rocks won't beat up line is totally false. Rub braid on a boulder and bad things will happen. Also, that's asking to spend a lot of time clearing snags.

I'll work a jig or drop shot on those ledges, but I wouldn't reach for the C-rig in any real current because it'll make me hate fishing.

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