Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Lindy Rigger Kit. These are made by the Lindy Tackle company that has its roots in the Great Lakes area and walleye fishing. In that world long leader rigs with spinner blades and jig heads are common so they were made to store those rigs. Tons of walleye guys love them. I use them though just to store standard snelled hooks, either pre-made or hand tied.
A snell hook is simply a pre tied leader that has a hook on one end and a loop or swivel on the other. Instead of tying hooks in the field you simply have a snap swivel on your main line and attach the snelled leader to it. This saves a ton of time, especially when in rough areas, in kayaks, in low light, with kids, etc. The more time line is in the water the more fish you can catch. I would rather tie up 2 dozen snells having a beer in my shop during down time then do it with a mosquito eating my nose from the inside and my grandson waiting on me to fix his line too.
It is all good and well until you open a pack of them and in no time you have a rats nest of a mess, hooks stuck in your gear etc. Enter the Lindy Rigger, you just wrap your lines around them and push the hooks in, stick them in their own box and each box can hold 36 – 72 rigs depending on how you do things. (see the video for more details on this).
Now up until now I have used pool noodles for this, they were the best bad solution. I tried a lot of ways, I won’t go into here because all were okay, all were better than plastic holders or bag or the evil Eagle Claw Multi Pack packages. Now that I have found these for only 16 bucks a kit I am done I won’t use anything else.
Three riggers go in one standard sized box that comes with them. That box will fit most tackle bags and such as it is again a standard size. More to the point, what about treble hooks? If you fish for catfish with punch bait for instance they are required. If standard snells are a demon in tackle bags, treble hooks are the fricken devil. Till now I have not even bothered snelling trebles. No one sells them for obvious reasons. With the Lindy Rigger Kit they make sense. Bury one hook into the neoprene and the other two are protected by being in the box.
You an buy single riggers for 8 bucks a piece but that makes no sense to me. 3 would be 24 vs. 16 bucks and then you get the box with the kit, so there is no way the individual pieces make sense on price. If you use snells you will love these things. If you don’t use them and give them a shot you will be sold and the first time you untangle a mess of them and have to remove a #2 bait holder from your finger the next purchase you will make will be a Lindy Rigger Kit, so just get ahead on that power curve now.
This is one of those little things that simply makes everything for a fisherman just a little bit better. One of those things you can easily live without but once you try it you simply don’t want to.
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