Hey everybody! Chad Ferguson here with Learn to Catch Catfish.com with this weeks Catfishing quick tip. Now what I’m gonna show you this week, in this weeks quick tip video is how to tie a Double Hook Rig Now most catfish anglers refer to this as a double hook rig.
it’s really not a rig, but its more of way of attaching two hooks on to one piece of leader line when you’re fishing with big pieces of cut bait. Now, if you’re using a big chunk of catfish bait we’re gonna use my hand and here’s an example, Lets say I’m using a big Slab of bait the size of my hand and you hook that bait at the top of the bait well, its not uncommon for catfish to come along and not completely engulf that entire piece of bait with a large piece of cut bait and what that means is,you have a hook here and don’t have a hook down here and that fish come along and chunks on that bait well if he doesn’t take that entire piece of bait in his mouth then you’re not gonna get a good hook set.
so in those instances when fishing with very large pieces of cut bait or fresh bait its not uncommon to use a double hook rig and what that does is that adds a second hook to that line so you would have a hook at the top of that piece of cut bait and the hook at the bottom of the piece of cut bait So i’m gonna cut away here real quick to show you how to put the two hooks on that line for the double hook rig and then i’ll comeback and wrap up this weeks catfishing quick tip video one thing that anglers commonly do when fishing for trophy catfish is use what is commonly referred to as a double hook rig now this can be set up on a 3 way rig a slip sinker rig there’s variety of different ways that this could be set up.
i’m gonna focus more on how you attach two hooks than I am on the rigs that you use it for I most commonly use this on a slip sinker rig or a sa*** rig and I wanna show you how I go about doing that So what i’m gonna do here is just tight my leader line and I’m just gonna tie a small over hand knot right here in the very end of it.
I’m gonna take this and go from the front of the hook to the back and insert that line through here and just hold this right here on top of the hook and I’m gonna snell this first hook so I’m gonna go around 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 times and then I’m gonna take my leader line and i’m gonna go from the back of the hook to the front of the hook and pull this through and I’m gonna snell this first hook now I’ve pulled this tight this hook is snelled it’s all pulled nice and tight.
not gonna come off so, now what I’m going to do with my second hook I’m going add this Double Hook Rig I’m going go through here and I’m going to insert my leader line through this and I wanna slide my hook down So, I now have my first hook on here and now I’ve got a second hook.
Just like this, And.. I’m going to go Depending on the size of baits that I’m using is going to depend on how far up I’m going from this. For this example, I’m gonna stay in here pretty close So now I’ve got my second hook on here and I’m going to go around 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 times And then I’m going to go back though my hook here and pull this tight again So now I have two hooks attached to my main line or my leader line and I can use both of these hooks on the same rig.
where this has an advantage is if you’re using very large pieces of bait you can put one hook towards the top of the bait one hook towards the bottom of the bait and then this way if you get a short bite and fish comes along like this and then he champs down you have this hook here, that you can get a good hook set with and you get the top hook that you can get a good hook set with.
where this is advantageous is if you’re using large pieces of bait and you didn’t have this hook down here this second hook, and you’re using a single hook with a large piece of bait running down like this, and a fish comes up and grabs it well, they don’t always get that hook in their mouth and they don’t always get all the way up.
so if you’re running a second hook with a double hook rigs, some people will call this a stinger hook having two hooks on here. It gives you a greater likelihood of the fish comiing contact with one of these two hooks when you’re fishing with large pieces of cut bait.
so that’s how you tie a Double Hook Rig. So again, that’s the Double Hook Rig or the way that you can go about adding two hooks to any kind of fishing Rig that you want to use that has a loose leader line involved you can use that Double Hook Rig when fishing with large pieces of cut bait.
and again, the purpose of that is to have a hook at the top of the bait and at the bottom of the bait when using large bait fishing for big trophy class catfish you’re not going to want to use this if you’re out targeting just “run of the mill” 1 to 10 pound box fish But if you’re using big baits, targeting big catfish then you might want to consider using the Double Hook Rig on your next fishing trip.
Until next time.. This is Chad Ferguson Learn to Catch Catfish.com Make sure you hit that thumbs up or like button below this video Leave a comment and let us know what you think. And if you’ve ever used the Double Hook Rig.