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Modifying Slow Death Rigs

Modifying Slow Death Rigs

Adding a small fly hook to a Slow Death rig will lead to more hookups.

Slow Death rigs are effective, but many anglers complain they start to lose fish due to weakening hooks after a few catches. I like to modify my rigs by tying a small  #12 fly hook right above the main hook on my rig. The bottom of the fly hook should dangle right above the eyelet of your slow death hook.

This achieves two things: First, it will keep your plastic tight up on the shank of the hook for great action, and you won't have to keep reeling in to check it. And second, your catch ratio will increase dramatically! I don’t know how many times that we have netted a fish that was caught on that little tiny hook buried in his lip,while the main hook hung uselessly outside of the mouth.