Thread: Eel Skin Rigs?
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:48 PM
Normiket Normiket is offline
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Default Eel Skin Rigs?

Frank, I was brought up using eel skins and leaded rigs in the canal. My father was a machinist and made his own jig for making up the rigs. With the advent of slugos and other plastics, I don't believe anyone still uses these rigs. I know I do not and have a bunch of rigs made up and hanging in my basement. Though I have to admit I kinda miss the old nostalgic feeling of casting and bouncing these along the bottom of the canal. Have you heard of anyone still using these or is the work involved just not worth it given our new technologies?
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