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    Mojo Rig VS Carolina Rig
from 710brownfish  
5/1/2011 5:37:39 PM


 First, is there "REALLY" a difference? If so, when and why would you use one over the other?

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   First time I used... from 2009BCPII  5/1/2011 6:13:23 PM
 First time I used the Mojo rigging at LOZ and caught more than 30 but only 4 keepers yesterday. I called it - finesse carolina rig. I used 12 lb of main line with 10 lb of leader, 3/8 oz bullet weight, bead, swivel, 1/0 hook with baby brush hog or lizard. I used it at halfway back from secondary points in about 5 - 15 feet. I should have moved back more deeper for bigger ones.

   I had never even heard of a "Mojo" rig until... from 710brownfish  5/1/2011 6:57:32 PM
 I read about it in an article a couple of years ago. Basically it was a C-rig with jig rattles. I just began putting jig rattles on my C-rigs and it seems to work fine. But does that mean I'm actually using a Mojo rig now? LOL!!!

   The weight is pegged with a mojo from Bucket  5/1/2011 7:47:53 PM

It's not with a c-rig. Mojo is considered a finesse presentation with smaller baits in my book. Rattles have nothing to do with it.

Edited 5/1/2011 7:48:51 PM

   That's an excellent photo Bucket! from 710brownfish  5/1/2011 8:23:01 PM
 In that article I read, this "pro" had given tips for one of our local lakes, and described using a "Mojo" rig in the grass. He went on to explain how to rig the "Mojo", which was NOTHING but a C-rig, with jig rattles between the weight and swivel (instead of beads). Heck, I didn't know any better, but it sure does make a great C-rig! LOL

Your illustration really clears the mud on that! Thanks!

   Mojo from sbasser #12126  5/1/2011 8:30:17 PM
 Bucket's correct. I have tried it, and didn't have much luck keeping the weight where I wanted it. You might try adding a drop of superglue to the rubber strip while you're stretching the strands through. It's also a PITA to rig, compared to a simple splitshot rig, which is one of my favorite ways to fish. I like to keep my line wet...

You might look at: mojolures dot com Lots of tips and neat ideas there, plus a picture of Hank Parker... :) C&R, Steve

   The rig is a from ukey28  5/2/2011 2:52:21 PM
 pegged tubular thin weight. no bling, no swivels, no rattles. You cast is out and reel VERY Slowly back. It's strength is its sublety. It's the same as a split shot rigwith a different weight. I think the heaviest I used was 3/16's. Small baits light lines and slow! Great for clear water or heavily pressured places. Be ready for the mush bite.

   Mojo slipping from purdum43 #415  5/2/2011 4:11:18 PM
 To keep the weight from slipping double a rubber strand and then put it in the insertion tool. When you pull it thru it will 4 strands thick. You have to pull the line and tool to get it thru.

   never heard so many ways from soggybottom #12100  5/4/2011 8:58:51 AM
 to rig a mojo rig, I suppose your all right, I have always tied mine up the same as a carolina rig just with lighter weight and sometimes lighter line, the best I have done with it is on a spinning rod, 8lb line and 8lb flouro leader, cylinder weights with the same glass and plastic beads I use on c-rig. It does work well in grass and doesn't have the heavyness of a c-rig that fish may become accustomed to seeing.

   Evolution from sbasser #12126  5/5/2011 10:26:01 PM
 is what it's called. I've experimented with various oddball plastics techniques, with the idea of finding something new to show the fishies, something practical and maybe better.

After I got them working (for me), I showed the idea to my OFB, and he started working with it. I was somewhat surprised to see him re-develop the technique back several generations, to a version that I'd already given up on. I came to the conclusion that he was reacting to a different rod, or lighter line, or a different brand of plastic baits, and view it as "natural selection". More or less.
C&R, Steve

   difference from pattersonc  5/12/2011 8:04:23 AM
 Mojo is a seperation of the weight from the worm, a carolina rig is a divorce from the weight, if that makes sense? When a fish picks up a mojo it can feel the weight, which is not a bad thing, when it picks up a c-rig the weight stays on the bottom.



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