Catfish Pro Ready Made Hair Rig
Fishing for catfish (or, should we say, catfishing) can be one of the most exciting areas of the predator fishing discipline. However, it is one of the most underappreciated areas of the sport, with many anglers preferring to target pike or other smaller species. This could be due to the huge size of the fish and the continental record is a whopping 316lbs and 8oz – over 2.78m long – although the UK average sits around 20lbs. Regardless of their size, however, catfish put up an incredible fight, making them extremely rewarding to land. Whether you’re targeting them over on the continent or you look closer to home for your catfishing, it is important that you’re fishing with the kind of gear that gives you the best chance of landing a monster catfish.
Luckily, this is where Catfish Pro comes in. As its name suggests, this is a brand that it dedicated to catfishing and it produces a whole range of out-sized tackle in order to accommodate the larger fish in the species. In fact, the brand remains the only UK specialist in catfish tackle manufacturer and the range has been designed to cope with continental catfishing as well as the UK’s smaller species. This range includes souped up rods, as well as heavy duty terminal tackle items, in order to ensure that you’re in the best position to land your catch without causing harm to it or your gear.
This Catfish Pro Ready Made Hair Rig is just one of the incredible products in the Catfish Pro range. This is the brand’s classic hair rig and it has been designed with convenience in mind – making it the perfect tool for the avid catfish angler who doesn’t have the time they would like to dedicate to the sport, as well as the novice angler who wants to put a rod out for a catfish whist also pursuing other species. Each of the rigs in this range features a high quality 100lb swivel, as well as a dedicated Catlink Kevlar hooklink. This ensures that you won’t be at risk of any rig breakages from a hard fighting fish. The rating of this hooklink has been modified depending on whether you’re fishing in the UK or in continental Europe and all of the ready rigs in this range are designed for UK species. In each instance the hooklink is a minimum of 50cm in length, allowing you to cut it down if you should so desire in order to suit your angling circumstances.
This is apparent when you look at the hook sizes available in this range, from the smallest size four hook up to the largest 1/0 hook. All of the hooks in the range are Maruto Eagle Wave hooks, ensuring that they offer incredible sharpness and durability. They are also available as barbed hooks or as barbless hooks. This ensures that you can tackle all of the UK’s catfishing waters, as some venues have bans on barbed hooks, as well as ensuring that your personal preference is accommodated. The Catfish Pro Ready Made Hair Rig is perfect for fishing with dead bait, luncheon meat, boilies, and pastes, as well as worms, squid, and liver. This provides you with the freedom that you require in order to tailor the rig to your needs.
With over 500 of the UK’s lakes containing catfish, it is certainly an area of predator fishing which continues to grow in popularity. Many UK anglers are also turning to the continent in order to target the catfish on the larger end of the species spectrum. Whether you’re looking to make a start with catfishing or you’re a lifelong fan of the sport, this Catfish Pro Ready Made Hair Rig is the perfect choice for you.