Some people place a float between the hook and the swivle. Most of the time just place a piece of Cut-bait with a float or a live perch or men-haden without a float. Cast netted a bunch of them (men-haden) about 3-4" long at SPSP yesterday. Good luck and tight lines,
I guess you can if you want to but that would limit you to how far the fish can run (deflating the whole purpose of rig I would think). Some people put them at every knot but those are usually the people that make them on their own.
I would use a bead to stop the slider from going over the knot. It stops the slider from hitting the knot. I would also use the same swivel to attach the sinker to the line. Run the schock leader through one hole in the swivel. Attach a clip to the other side. Attach the sinker to the clip. Sometimes, those plastic sliders break. The swivel is a lot stronger than the plastic slider. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say. One last thing, my hook leader (40lb test) is about 6 inches long.
Hey I also took an idea from a lightweight catfish rig. Instead of a bank sinker and a swivel or slider, I take a 3-5' piece of mono (50#) and tie a swivel at the top slide on a bead, and egg sinker, and another bead. Then depending on what your fishing for another swivel and a short piece of mono to the hook, or a metal leader. They cast really well with everything in line and they don't seem to get tangled up as much with less tackle hanging off the line.
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