Anyone care to share their secrets? I don't usually buy rigs but I got one called a reilly's rig. the hooks stay away from the main line but are crimped on. seems to me after a day of perch with smallies and sheephead mixed in, the line will be pretty nicked at the crimp. My rig... I dont like to tie the snells directly to the main line because they twist pretty easy. I use the light, wire spreader that is sold as crappie rigs when they're tied up. I buy them in packages and there's two diferent lengths. I use the shorter one. in the packaged rigs, the wires are too far apart for me with the top hook too high. I tie them closer to the bottom. My snells are shorter. My added part.... I buy a section of clear, aquarium hose. the diameter is the size that runs the small, air stones. I cut a piece about two inches long and slide it over the wire, I then attach my snelled hook to the end loop and pull the hose over the end about an inch. This keeps the hook out away from the main line. My main line is green 20# big game.I've got about ten hanging on a board, suspended with river trolling weights attached to the bottom swivel. this keeps em nice and straight and I rotate through the season. I can use a smaller sinker and the rig stays straight. Starting with em tomorrow!! Hopefully, a good report to follow!! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!