Buzz Ramsey Pro Tip on Rigging Wires
When it comes to trolling...
The new Rigging Wires made by Yakima Bait are not made from thin, wimpy wire but instead .051 diameter stainless-steel wire with 3-wrap eyelets and a size 5 stainless snap to facilitate quick attachment.
The wires themselves are available in 10 and 15 inch lengths, which means they measure 11 and 16 inches when you include the #5 snap.
When trolling for big fish like salmon, I often rig a Fish Flash behind a diver or Free-Sliding Spreader to help attract fish – it works! How I’m using these new heavy-duty wires is to snap one to the end of my Fish Flash, making it the first section of my leader, and connect the end to a swivel and add 30 to 40 inches of monofilament back to my lure or bait.
That way, if I or one of my friends get a tangle, I’ve only got a short leader to straighten out instead of a long one, as the .051 wire (being heavy duty) just won’t tangle around itself. In addition, rigged this way, my swivel is about half way down my leader which forces it to work better than if only on the end.Rigging Wires work great as dropper lines to my weight/sinker as they won’t collapse like mono and, similar to a bottom walker keep my gear at the right distance above bottom when fish are holding there.