One of the most popular fishing rigs is the Carolina rig. Also known as the C-rig, the Carolina rig has been a long-standing favorite rig of anglers because it is easy to create and allows for more flexibility. Designed primarily for bottom-fishing, this rig lets anglers fish from either the shore or a boat. To use the Carolina rig, cast out the line, then slowly reel it in, letting it glide slowly across the bottom.
Carolina rigs can be made with or without a clacker. To make the Carolina rig, start by adding a sinker to the leader or main line. Various types of sinkers or weights will work, though most angers use bullet head weights because it’s easily add a bead and swivel to the line when using bullet head weights. After attaching the sinker to the line, add the bead and push it all the way up to the sinker. Now, add a swivel to attach the leader line (or main line) to trace material. Finally, attach a soft plastic lure with an offset hook to the trace material using a uni knot.