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A lot of you are asking the best way to set up a crappie recoil rig for the upcoming season; at least I hope you are getting ready for crappie season. 

I have attached this diagram to help you get ready for those great tasting fish. 

Recoil Rig - Secret Weapon LuresBasic Fishing Equipment and Tackle Needed:

Rigs Needed: 2 Recoil Rigs 
Hook: (3) Stand out Hooks or #6 crappie hooks 
Swivel: I like the Mojo Pineapple Swivel -Need (1)  
Special Line: 1 piece of Spectastic line 
Weight: (1) - 1/4, 3/8 or 1/2 lead-free weight  
Wire: 1 piece of wire that threads through the weight 
Bait: Assorted Straight tail worms, minnows, crawdads, Flukes 
Rod: You can use either the Bait Caster or the Spinning Rod 6 1/2 or 7 foot 

Recoil Rig Assembly:

Recoil Rig - Spectastic LineNow that you have the material, let's put it together.

Start with the line leading from your reel. Attach the stand out hooks or the # 6 crappie hooks; try and place them at least 9 inches to a foot apart.

Then attach your main line to the pineapple swivel.

Now if you noticed at the other end of the pineapple swivel, thread your spectastic line through the opening and pull down. This will lock the line in place and you do not need to tie it.

Next step is thread the wire through the weight until the opening is sticking through the weight. Here again, you
do not need to tie it. If you will pull on it, that will lock it
into place.

Go to the other end of the weight and slowly pull the wire until it disappears inside the weight.

At the other end of the weight you can either bend the wires back toward the upper part of the weight and cut the excess, or I have had folks pinch the weight.

Last thing is either attach your lures or live bait.

Casting Technique:

This rig is used mostly on a vertical presentation and not

This is when the fun begins. Lower it beside a brush pile,
rocks, stumps or stake-bed and hold on because the crappie will follow shortly.

If you do not get action right away, giggle the tip and allow the baits to dance a little. Do not overwork the
baits so it does not look natural.

Make sure that you send me some info on how this works for you and if you need additional help in rigging it up, use the comment section below to get to me.

Practice Makes Perfect:

I recommend you practice with the Crappie Recoil Rig in the pool or bath tub because if you have lakes like in the Mid-South, they never clear up so I have to know what that Recoil Rig is doing at all times. 
I PRACTICE before going to the lake and throwing it. 

I can promise you will have a great time catching your favorite fish. Purchase it now and start practicing to be ready to hit the lakes this spring. 

It will blow your mind when no one else is catching fish.

You can walk up with a Recoil Rig and tear them up. The action in the video below showing worms, minnows and crawfish in action will make you want to try this out for yourself.

Many crappie caught using recoil rigs are in the slab size. 
Not only are crappie slab being caught with the recoil rigs; Bass, Bream, Walleye, Pike, Trout, Catfish, and even deep sea fish are drawn to the unique lure or live bait movement. 


Something that works so good on so many fish means you can't go wrong. 
Give it a try and I mean a honest try. Don't go throw it once and say, Oh it does not work then throw it in the bottom of your tackle box. 
Increase your chances of taking home some fish for that fish fry by using the Recoil Rig set up for crappie as I've shown you. Good Luck! 

Keep the Hooks Wet! 

Steve McGoldrick  


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