One thing to note, Jeff is very experienced with the large trolling rigs. If you are a beginner, try one of the 9" Pro Guide Special with 2 Willow blades. If ordered today (08/11/16), I will throw in 5 leaders, so that you can get the experience of fishing with a smaller trolling rig, built with the same high quality parts. This offer will expire at Midnight, and is an inexpensive way to get a feel for trolling with a Medium sized Casting/Umbrella rig. Remember it can also be used as a casting umbrella. The leaders are made of 30lb or 45lb surflon wire, coated with vinyl. I use Duolock Crane Swivels with snap.
My advice is (Regardless of which rig you use or buy)
1. for casting, use smaller jig heads 1/8 oz are great. Once you cast the rig, let it sink and use varying speeds for retrieval.
2. If trolling, use 3/4 to 1 oz jig heads on each leg, and the center use 1 to 1.5 oz jig heads. Trolling speed should be around 3mph. If you want to get depth, use the RonRig Easy Clip On weights, in Jeff's example, he used the 5ox easy clip on, and his line was out about 90 feet, otherwise your line will be out 180-200 feet to attain the same depth. The easy clip on weights clip to the front of the RonRig, and your fishing line connects to the front of the Easy clip on. Again regardless of which rig you use, these simple steps will make you successful.'
I also have received a ton of emails and inquiries, why did Jeff have better luck with the RonRig over the captain's....that is because of the super shiny 3.5 willow blades on the Texoma Transformer, they get the fish's attention by the light reflection (similar to shad) and the vibration and noise they make in the water. The 9" with 2 willow blades per leg work equally as well. The Texoma Transformer is massive, and has a total of 9 jig heads attached. the center is 16" long and the leaders are 8" for each leg, and 14" for the center. Tried and tested to outperform!
Feel free to pm me if you have any questions, but these Rigs are hot now and flying out the door
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, I will answer all emails as time permits, but you will receive an answer.
Tight Lines all, and best of luck...