How to build your own sliding-cork rig

While most tackle shops have sliding-cork rigs already package, it’s easy to make your own.

Start with a bobber stopper that can be made of rubber or string, and attach it to the main line. This stopper will be wound up on the spool of your reel.

Next, thread a plastic bead that will move up the line to the stopper.

Under the bead will be a ½-ounce egg sinker followed by a small to medium barrel swivel.

Tie an 18- to 24-inch shock leader of 30-pound mono to the swivel, and then tie a No. 6 treble hook to the bottom of the shock leader.

To change the depth of the bait, simply slide the bobber stopper up the line to go deeper or down the line to go shallower.

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About Capt. Steve Himel 70 Articles
Capt. Steve Himel has hunted and fished in Southeast Louisiana for over 45 years. He operates Marshland Adventures, LLC and has been a freelance outdoor writer for the past 16 years. He is a member of the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association.

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