How to Tie the Double-Trouble Trout Rig

by Joe Cermele

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Tandem walleye spinner rigs have two hooks that harness a whole nightcrawler or leech; one goes just below the spinner, and a second stinger connects to the front hook via a monofilament snell. I'll shorten the rig's leader to a castable length and splice it onto the main line of my trout outfit with two Uni knots. Next, I'll crimp a heavy split shot 6 inches above the spinner, and stick a ball of fluorescent PowerBait on the stinger hook. It's an excellent trout rig in low light or stained water when retrieved slowly upcurrent.