Rig roundup

Similar to its bass-market counterparts, the multi-bait crappie rig has seen rapidly expanding creativity. Local models and homemade jobs are many, but here are a handful of commercial models:

• Ultralight Yumbrella Tripod — A three-armed version of YUM’s five-armed Yumbrella rig, the Tripod comes with three 1/8-ounce jigheads and three swimming or curl-tail bodies. Also available with spin jigheads. Go to Lurenet.com for more information.

• Yum Flash Mob Jr. — Another scaled-down version of a YUM bass rig, the Jr. sports five short arms, each with dangling willow-leaf or Colorado blades to amp up the visuals. Again, log onto Lurenet.com to learn more.

• CC RIG — A three-armed rig with two snaps per arm and one below the rig’s center head for a seven-bait potential. Information can be found at www.chaserfishingproducts.com.

• Yum Boo Rig — Taking the umbrella rig notion and adding a different twist, the Boo Rig hangs only willow-leaf blades on its four rigid outer arms, while a long, flexible wire arm in the center holds a single jig, crankbait or swimbait. The Boo Teaser Rig replaces the willow blades with hookless curl-tail grub teasers. Information at Lurenet.com.

• Blakemore Reality Shad Buffet Rig — This two-armed rig holds a pair of Pro.2 Road Runners — a 1/8-ounce model on its lower arm and a 1/16-ounce on the top stem. Learn more at www.ttiblakemore.com.

• Mr. Crappie Slab Daddy Supper Rig — This twin-armed rig sprouts a 1/16-ounce Slab Daddy on top and a 1/8-ounce version below. The hand-tied bodies feature chenille midsections that can hold scent attractants.

• YUMbrella Double Up — Another two-armed rig, but this one comes bare so add what you want. Go to Lurenet.com to find out more.

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