Carolina Rig vs Texas Rig

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Carolina rig vs Texas rig – when to use one over the other. Although the rigs are similar, they are fished under very different conditions. Watch the video below to find out how and when to fish these two great bass catching lures.

When To Use A Carolina Rig vs Texas Rig Video


Bass Fishing Setup

The Carolina Rig can be described as simply a variation of the standard, so-called ‘Texas Rig’. It is great for use with plastic worms or other soft bait.

Do-It-Yourself Kits

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Most expert bass anglers suggest using a heavier weight like 1/2 -1oz or more. Slide the weight onto the line, follow with three plastic beads, a barrel swivel, and a leader line (somewhat smaller than the main line). What this allows the bass angler to do is to get the bait to ‘drop down’ to the bottom with speed and is especially recommended for fishing deep waters.

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The movement of the leader allows the bait to swim and rise above the bottom, and fall slowly down. For most beginners Carolina rig fishing is easy to do and practice and is very versatile to get your routine rigging and tackle skills to improve.

Carolina Rig How To Set Up Video


Texas Rig For Bass

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The Texas Rig is considered and named specifically for standard rigging with a plastic worm. Use a sliding weight, usually bullet shaped, and a hook sufficient for the size worm you have chosen.

When using a Texas rig for bass fishing, make sure that the hook is sharp and stick the point of the hook directly into the worm head, bring it out the side about 1/8 – 3/16″ below the entry, thread it again.

Rotate the hook around so the point is facing the worm’s body. Lay it over the side to see where it should enter in order to hang straight. Position the worm straight onto the hook if it is hanging.

Texas Rig How To Set Up Video

NOTE: if the worm is twisted, your line and action will pay the price and it will be less effective.

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