Downrigger Slider Rigs: IGFA Rule Book
While this rig is highly effective on a variety of freshwater and saltwater species, IGFA rules specifically state that “only one lure containing hooks may be used at a time” – thereby making such a rig illegal by IGFA rules. The rationale behind this rule is to prevent the fighting ability of the fish from being affected should it become entangled or snagged by the additional line and hook(s).
IGFA Rule Book: Rules Explained: Downrigger Slider Rigs
Answer supplied by: Jack Vitek
Position: IGFA World Records Coordinator
This question ran in ISSUE 113 of BlueWater magazine: NOV / DEC 2015
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