The Modified Mullet Rig Catches More Fish Uses Less Bait

DS Custom Tackle has a modified mullet rig they have been working on for two years. This past season they made it available to the public and so far everyone is loving the rig. “I spend less on bait, because I use less bait and I am hooking up more fish, it is awesome! .. J. Dillon”

It is easy to use. Just like a regular mullet rig with one major change that creates a lot of advantages. A hook is mounted on the rig just below the float on a loop in the wire. The angler uses that hook to hold the mullet up on the shaft of the rig. “For best results you want to hook the mullet through the eyes, preferably both, that holds the skull, not just the meat.”

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Modified Mullet Rig hooked into the fish’s eye sockets

The loop for the hook also has a few features we didn’t realize until after making a few. For starters the float can’t move up and down the shaft. Which is one of the reasons the mullet gets pushed into the hook, and we wind up pulling in a fish head with a hook. That float keeps hammering into the mullet in a strong or even mild current. The modification fixes that issue

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DS Custom Tackle Modified Mullet Rig

Casting hasn’t changed much, it is still an awkward rig that likes to spin through the air after you cast. However with the mullet hooked in place. The force of the cast and landing in the water doesn’t move the mullet. The hook holds it and the float stays in place.

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Modified Mullet Rig is still the right length and there are two in the package for the two average sizes of mullet we usually see for bait.

The Modified Mullet Rig is still the right length for mullet, but here are two rigs in the package for the two average sizes of mullet we usually see for bait from shops. One rig is an inch longer than the other. You will be able to adjust accordingly which you will need. As with all DS Custom Tackle Mullet rigs the modified come with two hooks per rig, which means you get four hooks in the modified mullet rig packages.

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Modified Mullet Rig hooked into the fish’s eye sockets notice the bead keeps the float from covering the loop or moving up the shaft.

Lastly the float with the beads on each end makes a little noise. That clicking sound we think helps attract curious fish. Activity in the water always excites predators. The main advantage is the fact the float can’t move up and down the full length of the shaft.

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Modified Mullet rigs in Chartreuse

I have been using these modified rigs or a form of them for over four years. I catch more fish and use less bait. DS Custom Tackle’s design is on point to help catch more fish, bluefish specifically, and save you money on bait. I have cast one mullet over a 100 times and it never moved down the shaft. Sometimes the fish hit, leave most of the mullet and I use it again and catch another fish. This really is the lat mullet rig you will ever buy.

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Modified Mullet Rig hooked into the fish’s eye sockets and ready to cast with a 4/0 mullet hook

You can purchase the Modified Mullet Rig online at the DS Custom Tackle page’s website. It comes in several colors with or without teasers.


The Modified Mullet Rig is also available locally at the following shops …
Dan’s Tackle Box
Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle
Icehouse Bait and Tackle
Fenwick Tackle
Broadkill Beach Store


Fish On!
Rich King

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Modified Mullet rig options … pink is being added soon I am told.

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