Easiest Way To Tie A Donkey Rig [The Double Leprechaun]
The video below will show you the easiest way to tie a donkey rig using the style we call the “double leprechaun”.
This lure setup is extremely effective for covering shallow grass flats for seatrout, redfish, snook, and flounder because it draws a lot of attention with a lot of great looking darting motions under the water.
While testing this out, I’ve been extremely impressed with how many fish this can catch when retrieved over grass flats.
In particular, seatrout go absolutely crazy over it sometimes even enabling two fish to be caught on a single cast.
Here’s a video showing the easiest way to tie a donkey rig:
Equipment Used In This Video:
- Rod: Bull Bay Salt Strong Custom 7’6″
- Reel: Daiwa Fuego LT 2500
- Line: 10 lb. Suffix 832
- Leader: 20 lb. Ande Mono
- Lure: Alabama Leprechaun
- Weighted Hook: Owner TwistLock 3/0 (1/16th oz and 1/8 oz)
- Boat: Pathfinder 2400
The double leprechaun rig can be a great way to catch a lot of fish when out on the shallow flats given the great action these lures have when retrieved through the water.
The pros is that it’s easy to tie, generates a lot of action, and enables the opportunity to catch 2 fish on 1 cast.
The cons are that it requires more energy to retrieve given the increased water drag, it can increase the odds of getting hooked since there’s another hook swinging around, and they can get tangled up when unhooking fish.
I hope you decide to give this unique rig a try if you haven’t already done so.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions below using the Comment section below.
And if you’ve used this rig before, please let us know the weights you’ve found to work best.
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