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Questions about puppy drum and rigs?

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I'm not sure what the official name is for this rig...or if it even has one...but I have seen pictures of it while researching rigs on the web. It comes in a few different variations, but basically it just looks like a cannonball/fish finder rig, but with an extra dropper loop and hook positioned about 15-30 inches above the cannonball/ff rig. So it seems like a hybrid between a FF and a high/low rig.

Would this be a good rig for puppy drum in the surf?

I've noticed that a lot of folks use very heavy leaders (up to 80 or 100 lb test) for their drum rigs. But for rigs being tied to specifically target pups/slot sized is it OK to scale back to 20 lb fluorocarbon?

Is a puppy drum and a slot drum the same thing? I hear these terms used a lot...
some folks seem to use them interchangeably...but others seem to imply that a slot is larger than a pup??

Thank you!
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I'm not sure what the official name is for this rig...or if it even has one...but I have seen pictures of it while researching rigs on the web. It comes in a few different variations, but basically it just looks like a cannonball/fish finder rig, but with an extra dropper loop and hook positioned about 15-30 inches above the cannonball/ff rig. So it seems like a hybrid between a FF and a high/low rig.

Would this be a good rig for puppy drum in the surf?

I've noticed that a lot of folks use very heavy leaders (up to 80 or 100 lb test) for their drum rigs. But for rigs being tied to specifically target pups/slot sized is it OK to scale back to 20 lb fluorocarbon?

Is a puppy drum and a slot drum the same thing? I hear these terms used a lot...
some folks seem to use them interchangeably...but others seem to imply that a slot is larger than a pup??

Thank you!
I would guess a Chip Stevens rig? I'm sure it would work fine. I just use a fishfinder rig personally with some mullet heads/chunks. You can use a regular 2 hook bottom rig too. They're not that picky...

80-100 is for big drum. And not because the drum have teeth, but because of sharks and bluefish that pick up your baits. I've fished with 40 and 50 lb leaders off a pier where you can't land sharks so you get bit off if it's not a drum. 20 lb is fine for for what you want, but the bluefish and small sharks will drive you crazy with cutoffs. They're not particularly leader shy so 30-50 might be better.

Don't over think it. If you're fishing where they are they'll eat about any bait you have out...sand fleas, crabs, fresh shrimp, cut mullet, spot, bluefish...
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