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Old 07-05-2014, 03:27 PM
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Greetings all,

Soon I'll be bottom fishing for red snapper using mainly whole and cut cigar minnows. I plan on using the pictured rig for the whole minnows. Hopefully it will result in less stolen bait and more fish.

But what is that kind of rig called? From what I have seen on the web, the Brits call it a "Pennel" rig. What is it called in the U.S. or at least in the Southeast?

Also, I would like to hear from you if you have experience with this rig.
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:33 PM
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Not sure but I'd call it a reverse dropper loop because the weight is on the dropper loop and the snelled hooks on the tag end.
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Originally Posted by conchydong View Post
Not sure but I'd call it a reverse dropper loop because the weight is on the dropper loop and the snelled hooks on the tag end.
Reverse dropper loop with a stinger?
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:11 PM
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Both hooks go in a dead bait, sardine/cigar minnow
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:45 PM
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Why does it need a name?
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:51 PM
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Why does it need a name?
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:55 PM
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I think I'm gonna call this rig " Carl ".
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:07 PM
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Never seen that one
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:14 PM
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Why are you trying to reinvent the wheel to catch a red snapper - one of the most aggressive and easiest fish to catch on the planet?
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Originally Posted by luna sea II View Post
Why are you trying to reinvent the wheel to catch a red snapper - one of the most aggressive and easiest fish to catch on the planet?
Maybe he's trying to make it harder to catch them?
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by japeto View Post
Greetings all,

Soon I'll be bottom fishing for red snapper using mainly whole and cut cigar minnows. I plan on using the pictured rig for the whole minnows. Hopefully it will result in less stolen bait and more fish.

But what is that kind of rig called? From what I have seen on the web, the Brits call it a "Pennel" rig. What is it called in the U.S. or at least in the Southeast?

Also, I would like to hear from you if you have experience with this rig.
This is all I use for snapper fishing especially mangroves. This is called a Double snell rig. The loop in the line can be used as a dropper with lesser capacity line to your weight so if it gets snagged you lose the weight and keep the rig. I typically fish mine "carolina style" with the weight before the swivel free running to a bead. I also use glow beads for mangroves at night which you will not need to use for reds.

Here is how a video better explaining the reason for it and how it works and how to tie them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAD9YJ9pjLo

Well your best bet is to butterfly the dead bait like so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkwOvycRVg0

If the action is intense and you don't need all that scent dispersion, I will just cut off the head, tail, and open the belly and you are good to go.

Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by parker23dvsc View Post
Maybe he's trying to make it harder to catch them?
With all due respect, why would this rig make it harder to catch snapper? Did this rig not work for you when you tried it? You have tried it, right?
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Originally Posted by DeepAnchorManagement View Post
This is all I use for snapper fishing especially mangroves. This is called a Double snell rig. The loop in the line can be used as a dropper with lesser capacity line to your weight so if it gets snagged you lose the weight and keep the rig. I typically fish mine "carolina style" with the weight before the swivel free running to a bead. I also use glow beads for mangroves at night which you will not need to use for reds.

Here is how a video better explaining the reason for it and how it works and how to tie them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAD9YJ9pjLo

Well your best bet is to butterfly the dead bait like so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkwOvycRVg0

If the action is intense and you don't need all that scent dispersion, I will just cut off the head, tail, and open the belly and you are good to go.

Hope this helps.

Immense help! Thank you!!!
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Originally Posted by japeto View Post
With all due respect, why would this rig make it harder to catch snapper? Did this rig not work for you when you tried it? You have tried it, right?
The comment was meant to be sarcastic to the person I quoted. Savy?
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